Completed the 30-day plan...
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday I completed the 30-day plan and that was a triumph in more than one way. The primary reason was that I lost 18.5 on the plan bringing my latest weight loss total to 35.5 lbs. A striking accomplish that I can assure you has not happened in my recent life.
I was able to put those shoes on again this last Saturday and claim a trek around Costco to the tune of 2500 steps which is about 8X more than I do on a typical day in my apartment! Boy were my feet pooped after that. But the shoes were even easier to get on than the previous week and my hope is that I can master putting my shoes and socks on by myself soon!
I will admit here that I did not post my eating on my nutrition tracker since Friday. I took the weekend off and indulged in a few goodies more than is healthy, but in a way I'm glad I did. The main thing I learned is that the goodies didn't make me feel good. I got too full, felt sluggy and just yucky shortly after. We ended the weekend with grilled salmon which tasted like heaven on earth and helped remind me that there's a reason to enjoy the good foods that are available to me. So it is Monday and we're back to another 30-days of healthy eating which means I could hit a loss of 50 lbs or more by Thanksgiving! Woohoo!
I've been reading Tuesdays with Morrie for my class on the Sociology of Death and Dying...no, not to upbeat a topic. But the book is inspiring as I look at the attitude that Morrie adopted as he faced his imminent death from Lou Gehrig's disease. One can choose to be embarrassed by those personal functions that you can't do or you can embrace those who carry out those tasks for you as the acts of love they are from your spouse, sibling, parent, friend etc.
My lovely husband has never hesitated for one moment in helping me when I needed him to do things that my weight precluded me from taking care of myself. And yes, it was frustrating and often embarrassing but God has so honored me in providing a spouse who loves me so much that no request has been too much and God has given him such a big heart that he only shows love and care when it comes to my needs. I am truly blessed.
Take a moment and think about those around you who have been supportive and helpful in their quiet ways and be sure to thank them for their love and care. God puts people in our lives to encourage our walk not only with Him but for those of us struggling with weight and related diseases, they are encouragement to persist in our journey to better health. And the reward is what we will be able to share with other along the way with love, sympathy, empathy and care.
Have a fabulous week everyone!