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my wake-up call

Friday, January 04, 2013

I knew I gained weight.

I knew I was buying sizes I never wanted to see again.

I knew I was breathing hard going up a flight of stairs or doing anything remotely strenuous.

I knew I needed to get back on track.

But I did nothing about it.

That is, until I got my wake-up call on Sunday.

It snowed on Saturday night -- the first good snowstorm of the season -- and my daughter wanted to go sledding with me. I couldn't say no. So, I got out my old ski pants -- not the nice sleek ones I bought when I was at goal weight, but the larger, puffy ones. It was so hard to pull them over my hips. They were so tight that I probably wouldn't have gone out if there had been people around or if it had been daylight (it was around 6pm).

But that wasn't the wake-up call.

The wake-up call was how difficult it was to actually go sledding. It was hard to get off the ground at the bottom of the hill. I was out of breath. I had no stamina. I wanted to be done almost as soon as we started.

I do not want to become a spectator of my daughter's life. I want to be involved -- actively involved!

So, here I am 4 days into this and have a resolve unlike ever before. I have tracked my food, choosing fruit instead of junk after 7pm, and getting on the gazelle at least 15 minutes every day.
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    emoticon go, go, go, go!!!!! emoticon
    1956 days ago
    I know it all sneaks up on us, me too, I am determined to drop this 11 pounds I have slowly (and in December it was not so slowly) put back on, so far so good, now to continue.
    1962 days ago
    emoticon Sometimes we have to remind ourselves what happens when we stop trying. Never give up, keep pushing.
    1962 days ago
  • 3RD_LAW
    I am happy that your daughter has such a great mommy. You can do whatever you set your mind to, and soon enough you'll be enjoying playing with your girl all she wants.
    1962 days ago
    1962 days ago
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