Loving all the first discoveries!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

emoticon Today was a wonderful day! I am loving the fact that everyday is filled with discoveries about myself and about what I have missed but really did not think about.

Today I wanted to paint my toes. Sounds small but here's the kicker....before my weight loss journey started, bending over to get to even my shoes was like being pregnant, it was not happening! I warded off my own pedicures because I was getting tired of having to act like a crane to lift my leg to me. It was just downright UGLY! emoticon

Well, today I decided I wanted to paint my toes when I saw a fabulous color that my daughter had. I picked up the bottle, not really thinking about it and started painting away. It really did not kick in until about toe #5 that I did not lift my leg to me, I did not struggle, there was no huff or puff. I was acutally bending down, effortlessly. I was turning flips in my mind because I actually did something that I have not done in years for myself! FOR MYSELF! emoticon

I was feeling like a good spring color so I went to my spring/summer clothes and all of them were loose fitting. Stuff I purchased last summer is falling off me to today. I was feeling fantastic! I even did my hair instead of pulling it back! I am looking forward to what inches and weight are gone by the end of this month!

My word to EVERYONE who reads this blog, don't count out the small stuff! Just when you think it is not working you get the surprise you never expected. It is a journey, not a race. You have to want this and be willing to stick with it and take the ups/downs and the good with the bad! I have my bad days...heck I had one the other day where I pretty much went on an emotional eating binge but I stopped myself, accepted the mistake and got back on the wagon! Keep going and you will see the results! SEt your goals, positive thoughts and plenty of support and the sky is the limit! Get the Spark and read it, it will guide you to things you probably did not think of! Enjoy they journey, the new you is somewhere in there!
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  • BEEJAY49
    That is awesome! You're doing a wonderful job! emoticon
    3434 days ago
    Your blog is coming to me at just the right time, and I'll be printing it to keep in my 'inspirations' binder. While I know in my head that the journey is full of ups and downs, the joy in your writing is what strikes me as making it all worthwhile.
    3435 days ago
  • JENNY712
    Dear Friend, Thank you for sharing this blog. Jesus loves you! I love the part about the up and the downs. May God bless you on your journey. Have a blessed Week-end! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3435 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    YES! I remember the first time I used a regular shopping cart after having to use those electric carts for a long time. I had gone into the store and there were no electric carts available. I thought, well, I can try to use a regular cart and see how far I get. Well, I managed to get through all my shopping. I felt tired, but triumphant!
    3435 days ago
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