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We've Come a LONG way BABY!

Monday, March 18, 2013

We've Come a long way baby!

Happy to report that the fall I had last week didn't do serious damage. I did 50 minutes of cardio yesterday. It was a timid start, but ended up on the stair climber to finish. It helped to calm my insecurity about leading class tomorrow. It really feels good to know how far I have come in the last year.

I did something very brave Saturday. I went through my closet and pulled out a bunch of clothes that are way too big for me now. There is one Saturday a month that the community puts on a garage sale to raise funds for different charities. You pay a small amount for the table and then get to keep the money from sales.

It was a big day as I hung out some pretty clothing to sell. I have to say, that most of it was in really good shape, so I was confident that it would sell. I also was determined not to bring a bunch of stuff home, so I priced it to sell. I sold a bulk of the nicer things, and have a few left for next month.

It was really nice to look at my closet with room to spare. I wanted to make room for some new clothes in my size. I will go next week and go clothing shopping in Nairobi.

Don is so proud of my nearly 80 pound weight loss. He brags on me a lot. I still have days that I am not angelic in my food choices, but have to brag on a huge milestone yesterday. It was Don's birthday and I talked to the staff of the restaurant about bringing out a piece of birthday cake. A PIECE OF BIRTHDAY CAKE!!!! We all took one bite and passed it around.

It feels good to know that you have control over food, and not the other way around. That we can slowly change our attitude towards food in a way that helps us enjoy life. I try not to think of food as "BAD" food vs. "GOOD" food, because it ends up setting me up for failure. It is as if our emotions get all weighted down when we eat "BAD" food and end up feeling like failures. That has put me in an emotional tailspin on more than one occasion. I then eat because of guilt and shame, which takes me into a bad week, if I don't get a grip.

The good thing about momentum is that when we have good days, they eventually end up turning into good weeks and good months. It all adds up into a transformation of mind and body, and don't forget about our spirit. I think that being successful in our daily discipline of body and food, makes a big impact on how we do spiritually.

It is amazing how much transformation has taken place, since I had double knee replacement surgery back in 2009. I am talking about every area of my life and the best is yet to come!
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    Congratulations!!! you "have come a long way" and you are a true inspiration! Thank you for sharing part of your journey with us...
    1858 days ago
    emoticon You're looking great. Keep up the good work.
    1858 days ago
    I'm glad to hear you're almost back to 100% since the fall. You look GREAT! Congrats for all you've accomplished so far!
    1858 days ago
    Wow! Fabulous weight loss, and what a great way to share a birthday. One piece between many. I want to start that tradition.
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  • CAROLYN0107
    Good blog. You doing the stair climber must mean that the damage to your knee after your bathroom fall must be healed. PTL. Keep plugging away and keep blogging such encouragement news. You go girl!!
    1859 days ago
    I love how you talk about Good food and Bad food. I used to think that way. So I ended up obese eating a lot of Good food. Now I am learning to eat a lot less. The upside of my overeating Good food was I don't have a lot of junk food cravings. I am leaning now that high fiber bread, which I was eating a lot of to get my fiber in, was causing craving. I'm better off gluten free. It's such a learning adventure : ) I'm growing in daily discipline: spirit and body. That is the key : )
    1859 days ago
    Excellent journey! Congrats on selling your too big clothes. That's a wonderful step.
    1859 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Way to go, looking good. Good luck on your continued journey.
    1859 days ago
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