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shape and size and grim reminders

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Yesterday we had just finished a family ride on the bike trail when a lady came rushing back up, yelling that someone was hurt on the trail. Without even thinking about it, I RAN up the trail. This poor man, riding alone, had fallen off his bike and was lying on the trail with a bleeding head wound. Turns out he had a serious head injury requiring neurosurgery. If he had been wearing a helmet things would probably have been different.

It was a stark reminder to all of us of the importance of safety precautions. And to me of how important fitness is to handling emergencies like this. I stayed in a crouch position to keep his neck still for the several minutes until the ambulance arrived. At 308 pounds I wouldn't have been able to RUN up the trail OR attend to him nearly as well. Heck I probably wouldn't have been on the trail at all.


I've lost very little weight over the summer; it's coming off really slowly now. I've been feeling pretty hungry at times and I think I may not be eating enough; so we added a little protein (1 oz) to each meal. I feel really good and I really don't care that much. I'm anxious to be at a healthy weight but I'd much rather be healthy and sane.

I have been on this plan 361 days. About ten years ago on this plan, I lasted just over a year and relapsed. God willing that won't happen this time. This has been an entirely different experience. I am just so grateful to have been given a solution to the hell of food addiction.

This morning I put on a pair of size 14 shorts that I couldn't fit around my hips at the beginning of summer; they fit just right! The clothes that fit well a couple months ago are getting too big. So even though the weight hasn't changed much, things are rearranging.

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  • CELIA1975
    It's amazing that you were able to come to this guy's aid. It just proves that when we are healthier, we can impact others in a positive way. You were able to be a blessing to someone. That's awesome! Keep up the good work! One day at a time!

    2480 days ago
    I am so proud of you for being able to RUN to someone's aid like you did. Congratulations on the body shifting & being able to wear your size 14's in style! WooHoo on biking with your family. You are amazing & I am so inspired by you! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon
    2480 days ago
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