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Celebrating Gains...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My weight loss journey is really more of a pursuit of health and happiness journey. Sometimes I focus on the numbers... That number on the tag of my pants, the one on that little box I keep stepping on, but it's not so much about the number. It's about quality of life. It's about longevity. It's about being able to climb a mountain to see a beautiful view or letting go of stress with an amazing run. It's about being able to fit in a plane to travel internationally and walking all day sight seeing (Italy and paris... So beautiful). It's about not aching, and being able to put my most into a day. It's about reduced risks of heart disease and cancers so I can catch more sunsets and give more hugs to my kids. Its about being able to buy cute clothes and flounce around in a pretty dress. It's just about living life to the fullest and feeling good doing it. Being strong and healthy just feels good. "Weight loss".... We need a new word or phrase that focuses on the gains. "Health increase"... That's what I'm doing. I'm "gaining life"... If you happen to read my blog, leave me a comment about what you've gained from a healthy lifestyle... Don't tell me about the numbers. I was just as valuable at 340 pounds as I am now... I just live a richer life. I want to know what you've gained.
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  • LEILA529
    I just came across your blog. I agree we do focus on the numbers and the pounds lost, that we forget to embrace what we are gaining. Thank you for posting this. I'm not going to focus on the numbers looking back at me on the little box. I'm going to focus on the fact that I can climb up the stairs without gasping for air. emoticon
    2011 days ago
    The ability to climb the stairs without the knees protesting. That's the big thing, there are many smaller ones.

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