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Balloons and straightening things out

Monday, March 18, 2013

I've been dragging my feet to come back here.

4 years ago I lost 55 lbs by counting my calories and exercising. But, since a surgery 2 years ago, I've been taking it back on. Hot flashes have moved me into this unconfortable chapter in my life and even though I'd continued my daily workouts, I'm still looking at a needed loss of 8 kg.

I've been only seeing the "what I'm going to have to do without" side of things and the "I can do this alone" lie.

But after signing back on here and working through my goals, I am happy to say that I'm just happy. I started counting calories a week ago and have been keeping within the goals without even really trying too hard. I see that all of the goals are just, well, downright reasonable. There's really nothing to "give up" just a lot of things to "straighten out".

I'd been simply eating too much. That's the marvel of calorie counting. It makes you accountable for everything that goes into your mouth.

Losing weight and putting on the reigns does not mean that we have to be unhappy. And, thus, the reference to Balloons. My sister, Weezie, said something super important to me about 30 years ago...and I quote:
"You can't be sad when holding a balloon" and I'll add....or thinking of my sister Weezie...
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  • OTTAWABOUND
    Welcome back. I came back a couple of months ago after regaining most of the weight I'd lost a couple of years ago...it's not as much fun this time around, but I'm still dropping pounds and getting fitter. I know that you can, too!
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