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That crazy pink dress

Monday, August 20, 2012

Last year at this time i thought i was working so hard to lose a few pounds and inches to fit into my gorgeous pink dress for a wedding in October. I was walking 4 miles at or near the 15 minute/mile and making what i believed were healthy choices. Surely the walking was good and healthy but i never really made progress enough to wear the dress.
As it turned out, Ron's cancer and his swift passing changed life forever. I didn't go to that wedding but the dress fit like a dream.That was so frustrating. When you are living a good life, trying your damnedest to look and feel well it is a struggle but when a rockslide of grief falls on you, weight just drips off.
Foward to now and a little of that has snuck back on, probably due to all the nights huddled on the couch with a glass of wine and snack food.I knew that it was little comfort for the sad and lonely feelings but i did it anyway.
Last week i began my Fat Flush Smoothie Shakedown and follow the protocol religiously. I feel better already. It's hard to motivate the exercise but i am doing some walking.There is another wedding in 2 weeks and i am determined to wear that dress, even if i have to yank on the spanx to make it work!
It is so nice to go to bed at night knowing i was in control and hadn't given in to cravings for sweets and saltys or even "grape-ys"!
Life moves forward. What a thrill and blessing that our daughter is expecting her first child in October. What a year this has been. I am filled with gratitude for the faith that has seen me through.
Peace, Fran
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    I am so sorry for your loss. We all grieve in our own way. I bet you will look fabulous in that pink dress. You are determined and focused and I have faith in you!!
    3071 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. You truly have experienced a lot during the last year - and that rock slide of grief does make everything else fall to the wayside. It sounds like you are healing.....When the time comes to wear that crazy pink dress, wear in honor of Ron and of the life you had together. Hugs to you, dear lady.
    3072 days ago
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