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Monday, June 17, 2013

I met my goal. Woo hoo! What an upper! What a thrill!
After I broke my hand, I was told not to do much of anything, and it changed me. After gaining ten pounds, I stopped sleeping well -- snoring and doubtfully close to sleep apnea, acid reflux that just would not stop, endless fatigue ... And, YUCK! The girl in the mirror was some old grouch that I didn't recognize ... Puffy, sunken eyes, bloated ...
After a good two months of giving up, I opened an article on this site, and you all inspired me to get off my duff (I was doing experiments to see how big I could make it ... And they were working.)
I started drinking green smoothies and veggies 'til they practically oozed out my pores,
I refused most all wheat -- which I know I should be doing anyway, because I have a thyroid condition. (In this regard, by the way, I refused to listen to friends who described my diet as "crazy" and "weird." I've only explained Hashimoto's thyroid to these people two zillion times, but they would not believe me. I finally sent them an article written by a doctor, so they would SHUT UP! ... Peer pressure could be an entire new blog.)
Anyway, back to my happy topic: Everything is different now. I'm running, walking the dog, biking, sleeping like a log, LIVING! And the best part is ... Just a measly ten pounds ... And I am at that point where a person thanks God for every healthy second.
My new goal: Maintain this. Don't EVER take it for granted, and ALWAYS thank God. He has rescued this poor little lamb more than once, and it fills my very soul with happiness!
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    It's amazing how different we feel with some relatively minor changes that add up to helping us be healthier.
    1830 days ago
    Congratulations on meeting your goal. So glad you are feeling so good and so full of energy!! When your body is feeling good is is really amazing what it does for the soul!! emoticon emoticon
    1830 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Excellent! Keep up the good work. emoticon
    1830 days ago
    1830 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on meeting your goal!!!
    1830 days ago
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