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Celebrating Living

Thursday, June 09, 2011

It's been a really good week so far. I started off by reaching a milestone of dropping two pant sizes. Today I jumped on the scale and had left the 340's. I am now 339 which means I'm down from my starting weight by 31 pounds. These are great motivators, but the real success is in the life I'm starting to live. I have more energy to play with the kids, work, and accomplish things at home. I am finding that not only am I getting more done, but I WANT to get more done. I have motivation to do things that I never did before. I no longer get home from work just dying to hit the couch and "unwind." I now get home from work with a head full of things I want to do each night. Who is this guy and what did he do with the old me??? I am loving the life I'm leading now. Things are still difficult for me to do at 339 pounds, but not nearly as difficult as they were at 370. I'm also stronger and have more stamina than I did. It's proof to me that this journey is worth every skipped can of pop or candy bar. It is worth every carrot, apple, and banana that I've eaten instead. It is worth the tanker-load of water I drink each day. It is worth the hours of sweat that have poured from my body while walking, biking, running, and swimming. It is worth all the time invested mentally changing the way I look at food and exercise. It is worth all of this and more. It is something worth celebrating!

Have a great day and as always...

~Never Stop Moving
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    You are doing great!! I'm really proud of you!
    2839 days ago
    Yes! This is all worth it! I am no longer content sitting around, I want to move! My body wants to move and accomplish as much as it can. That is what living is, and we're alive! What a great feeling. I am so happy for you and your family.
    2844 days ago
    Congrats on your success so far.. it won't be long and you will be out of the 300'2! Keep the positive attitude. emoticon
    2845 days ago
    you are a true inspiration..what a great attitude, keep up the great work you will succeed..go go go ..like you say "keep moving".. emoticon emoticon
    2845 days ago
    That is so awesome, congratulations on your new outlook on life. It's true that it really is the journey and not just the destination that matters because we start to enjoy the results long before we reach our goal. Keep it up. emoticon
    2846 days ago
    that is wonderful, you know it makes me wonder why we all took so long to get to this point? but i'm so glad we all did !
    enjoy your new beginnings as you're getting healthy, i sure feel the difference too ! emoticon
    2846 days ago
    It is so true...just a few small changes and your energy level zooms!!!
    2846 days ago
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