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WL Update: Journey Awareness

Monday, July 27, 2015

Today I feel great. I did well over the weekend despite the typical "Summer" treats of ice cream, fruit smoothies, being out and about much more and just enjoying the nice weather. Even though I have lost this same weight about twice before this time feels different. It feels PERMANENT. Never did before. Or maybe I just never thought of "losing weight" like a lifestyle change before.

It dawned on me Saturday just how much things have changed. And it is in those brief moments that take me off guard that I really get to reflect on how much all this weight took away from me. I was visiting family and I was sitting down when I had to get up and get something from one of the bedrooms and I braced myself (held on to the handle of the chair to give me leverage to raise my body up) when suddenly I realized that I just got up. No heavy breathing, or struggling or bracing needed. I felt so light. It was amazing.

In all the years that I have been gaining, losing, gaining and losing weight I feel like this is my first time. The entire experience remains vivid in my mind always. Something I never took notice of before because I was so busy just being focused on the scale. And I think in part that was the problem.

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