Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Well I have tried to write this blog for awhile now. Either I run out of time or it freezes up on me! I am not writing them as often lately, it just seems I don't have much to share. Things are pretty good here. I am maintaining my weight right now. It's been the same since August. I would so love to get the last 5 pounds off or so, but I have to be really proud that I am at the same point too. I have NEVER maintained a loss for this long ever! I have been healthy for a year now. WOW!! Before I would come close to where I wanted to be and the next day start gaining again. I have never been able to be consistent for long term! Last night someone on the BL said " I feel like I have been given the golden ticket" How true is that!! Every day I wake up amazed at where I am and where I am going!!
This week I celebrated 1 year of NOT smoking!! Truly a milestone for me. My family I think are pretty surprised too. Last year when I told my son I was quitting, he didn't have too much to say. He was pretty sure I would fail!! Well now he is so proud! He thinks it is pretty awesome...I have to say I do too!!! If you need any info on what I did to quit...I would LOVE to share!! I want everyone to know how good it feels to get rid of that evil habit!!
I am also continuing with my walking training! My Avon walk is in less then 2 months. If you don't know I am walking the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in April in Houston. I am doing it for 2 reasons. One, my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2009. Right before I decided to make changes in my life. She is one reason I made the decision to change. I was wasting my life and wasting the vessel God gave me while she was fighting to save hers. She is also so active and loves to be outside and adventurous. She is my hero really. Well how could I not do something??? I also wanted a challenge to myself. I couldn't walk 1 mile last year when I started with out my legs hurting and huffing and puffing! I walked 15 miles this last Saturday!! And another 7 on Sunday!! Every week I am improving my strength and my stamina. I feel super confident that I will be able to complete this walk strong!!!
Everything else is pretty good here!! I am enjoying my life more and more every day!! I feel like I am living again instead of waiting to die...huge difference!!! You all have a wonderful blessed day!!!! Thank you for all you do too!!!!