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.