Every Day Is A Good Day Above Ground!
Friday, August 03, 2018
SO! I was challenged by a dear friend to blog more so here goes. I decided I didn't have to write a huge long saga every time I blog, just write a few lines to keep myself and maybe someone else motivated.
Is anyone else having the kind of summer you always dream about but never quite achieve? The one where you have all the time in the world and get to do exactly as you wish with your time and energy? You eat all the right foods in all the right places, exercise every single day come rain or shine and are losing that 1-2 lbs. per week as directed by your physician? Yea, me neither. I'm lucky to be still hanging on by my fingernails to the weight loss I have achieved so far! If you are like me you have had tons of BBQ's, either attended or hosted, I mostly host...Vacay of some kind, where choosing the best food at the "complimentary" hotel breakfast bar can be as challenging as running a 5k in the mud avoiding rocks and tree limbs! Maybe you had a family of 6 stay with you for their Vacay like we did and visited three theme parks in three days in 100 degree heat! Try keeping your cool under those conditions! Add to that parties, outings, dindin out with friends and normal life routine, and it can be enough to make one run screaming through the grocery store aisles grabbing boxes of cookies and bags of chips like you're in a race to the check out! But I didn't do that. I haven't yet and I won't do that.
You see, last month in July I lost a little over 4 lbs. The same for June. I counted them both as victories as I figure a loss is a loss right? I have consistently lost weight each month since I started this journey in January despite the onset and continued avalanche of summer activities bombarding me at every turn. I think I have mentioned before that this is the third time I have had to lose over 100 lbs to be healthy and out of the "Overweight" range. Well third time's a charm right??? At the moment I am still wallowing in "Obese". And you know what? That suits me just fine. I am above ground and that is a privilege afforded to only a few. This has been brought to my attention quite sharply in the past year. I lost one brother, one sister (three days after Christmas), one niece and a very dear friend. When you put it into perspective, it really is a good day to be above ground, and I will take that and slow weight loss over the alternative any day.
So bring it summer!! Hit me with your best shot! I can take whatever you dish out because I can deal. Besides I have time on my side....for today.