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Happy Realization to Start 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

I just realized that after 2.5 years I have been able to keep 40 pounds off my body. (Insert happy dance here!) Granted, it should have been the 60 originally lost, but I'm not gonna sweat 20 pounds after all the hospital-abuse I've taken this year & the fact that I've been stuck in bed for 4 solid months. And I stripped and made my bed today. Yes, that was pushing it and at about 4:30 this afternoon I realized how far I'd pushed it. Yep, the crying started when the pain started in and it felt like I had undone some serious progress. That pain is one reason that it's after midnight & I'm still not asleep. You'd think the Dilaudid would knock me out. It's sad that it doesn't, but it's great that I'm down to 1 a day versus the 4 I'm allowed. (Thank goodness! I want OFF these drugs!) And thank you all for the warm comments on my return. I was shocked that there was still anyone out there to listen after I've been gone so long. But here you are! My cheering squad. God bless you, for sure! So day 1 of 2015 is down. I overdid it and strained my back by doing too much, but I'm learning MODERATION all over again. Not so much in the food area, but in what activities I can do. And just an FYI, watching 'MY 600-lb LIFE' as late night entertainment is a seriously motivational show. I know they have gastric bypass surgery, but seeing what they have to go through is enough to scare me into knowing I cannot be afraid to get on the scale anymore. I do not want to end up like these poor people who just gave up until they almost died. And tomorrow I'll get on the laptop, versus my phone, and drop a 2014 year-end photo (my current profile picture), and the latest pic of me and Joe (who is in trouble for bringing home lemon-filled Krispy Kreme home with his daughter. Grrrrr!). Joe & I do look good together, because I do make him look good. LOL!! I may even get all 3 of us in a shot so you can see my new family. Blossom, Patricia's hippie name, will be leaving me early Saturday morning, so I'll need that picture here for Joe. It'll make him feel better, I know. He is just tickled that we get along so well. But her "hippie name" is just a younger, smaller version of mine which is "Flower". Yes, it was a Facebook test. Funny how she's a Mini-me. Joe even says so. Ha! And after such a rough start with her... Thank God. Peace & Love, and especially THANK YOU! Ang
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    1555 days ago
    Happy new year and welcome back :)
    1557 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Happy New Year!!!!
    1557 days ago
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    1571 days ago
    Here you are starting 2015 with smiles despite pain.
    emoticon I wish you all good things this year.
    It is huge that you've kept off 40 lbs. despite being hospitalized, immobilized, in horrific pain, on heavy pain meds, etc. HUGE.
    Good for you to appreciate your accomplishment and congratulate yourself for it. You have no doubt dodged other health problems in the process, as my doc pointed out to me.

    Can't wait to see your pix of your honey and minime!
    1572 days ago
    Have a blessed and healthy 2015! You are emoticon
    1572 days ago
    May 2015 be your best year so far, my dear friend. You deserve it! emoticon emoticon

    ps........oh yes, I'm still here, plugging along. Still trying to get the 20# off that I've gained back and it's shrinking little by little. I'm afraid that I'll really be out of control if I quit SP and I don't want that! emoticon
    1572 days ago
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