Is it worth the work do-over...

Monday, August 16, 2010

As I was trying to delete a duplicate picture on my blog, I also deleted most of my blog. So here we go again, hopefully more concisely this time.

It was a great time at the Delta. This is a trip that we have done several times in the last 15 years and it is always a good time. The big difference this time for me was the results of my healthy living.

The size 10 bathing suit was the first result. I bought this suit 3 years ago when I was close to the weight i am now -for about a week, and then I wasn't close to this weight, I was more, much more. That was just the outer package tho. The rest of it was all about my physical fitness.

We spent 5-7 hours a day on a boat, getting on and off the boat at docks, moving around the boat on the water, taking swim breaks and climbing back in the boat, riding across white caps and bouncing across big water. In the past, I pretty much got on the boat, rode the ride and stayed in one place. I got hurt easily. I took acetamephin for the pain from the bouncing and was along for the ride. I didn't often go on the swim breaks because it was just too hard to get me in the boat, 2 men, 2 hands, you get the picture.

This trip was different. I walked to the marina every morning and met my friends before we took off. I talked everyone into a "field trip" involving a 2 mile hike, which was fun. I didn't take anything for pain because I didn't have any. My core muscles (such as they are) were strong enough that I didn't bounce in the boat-not much anyway! I pulled myself onto the boat from swim breaks, easily walked up and down ramps and ladders and had no limits on what I could do physically.

I brought fruit and veggies for snacks and meals, we ate steaks and seafood, drank wine, and generally had a gay old time. We didn't eat junk. Didn't bring the crummy snacks and no one missed them. I did bring lemon and raspberry bars, but hey. it was a vacation.

On the next the last day of our trip, my friend Michael said, "Susan, you've become a real health nut," I shared with him the story of the past year, said it was more likely that I was a healthy nut, and he said he was proud of me and what I had accomplished.
Mikey's proud of me, Gary-my DH is proud of me, and most importantly I'm proud of me.
When I started on this journey, my goal was to live a healthy life and to be able to enjoy the life I have. It is so worth the work!
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    I loved your blog because now you know you don't just feel better, you ARE better - better able to enjoy yourself, better able to keep up with your family and friends, better health, better off without needing anything for the pain, and definitely better off without the pain. Did you ever, last time you were there, imagine the next time you did that trip you'd be able to pull yourself up into the boat? Your blog is just so inspiring, and I hope you realise by writing about it, you have given many others the inspiration to keep on trying to change their lives for the better, even when at times it feels hard to keep going.

    Congratulations on your achievements!

    3757 days ago
    you have come a long way should be proud of yourself... emoticon
    3759 days ago
    Got a question for you! Who is that sexy, confident looking, and beautiful woman in your blog? She really has it made! emoticon emoticon Wish I looked and acted like her! emoticon I would be proud to know her, looks like she has come a long way and knows where she is going in life!
    3759 days ago
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    Looking GOOD! Love the pic. I'm glad to hear that you had a great trip. Talk about incorporating this program into your life... emoticon .

    I wanna be like you when I grow up! emoticon
    3759 days ago
    With all the great changes you've made, you are able to enjoy your life without limitation. How great is that? Sometimes we think it's all about losing weight but, it's what we GAIN from this journey that is so much more!

    I'm so glad you had a terrific time away...having fun, reconnecting with DH & friends, and being adventurous...awesome!
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    That is such an exciting blog. Just to know that you can get in shape enough not to take pain meds after an outing, and not to get hurt. Good for you. What an achievement.

    Great picture. emoticon
    3760 days ago
    That smile at the end says it all!!
    Keep on being the Healthy Spark Nut that you are.

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    3760 days ago
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