Hi Spark friend! This blog is late this week because I have had a lot going on. Had a friend in the hospital and was keeping her girls while she was there. That keeps one busy. She is home now and doing better. Then my youngest had a birthday yesterday. She is now officially a teenager.
Had fun celebrating and even got to have a "sliver" of birthday cake. Nice treat for mom.
Weigh in was done yesterday instead of my usual Tuesday's. I am happy to report a one pound loss.
Seems to come off a bit slower these days but that's fine with me because I am slowly losing not slowly gaining!
I am working really hard at firming up my jello jiggle areas. My most difficult area is the old part of the arm that keeps waving for 10 minutes after I have actually stopped. :( I am going after it and am determined to win the battle. I choose to look at that stuff as "fine tuning".Just takes time. Which now that I am getting healthier am hoping I have more of. So I am still under construction. lol
Want to share a conversation I had with someone. Some of you may remember one of my past blogs about the lady in the doctors office who had major bypass surgery and was very overweight. she ate really unhealthy. She is the one that had her hubby go get her the fast food while still in the hospital after bypass because she did not like what they were offering her. Anyway, I saw her co worker the other day at a doctors visit I had. She came up to me gave me the biggest hug and said "thank you" I was kinda stunned and could not imagine what she was thanking me for.
Then I looked closer at her and it was really clear that she lost a lot of weight. I was THRILLED to see she had done that. She was over joyed with her progress and I felt like a proud parent. She worked with this lady that had the bypass and it really affected her when this happened to her. As with the rest of us, she was stunned that surgery had not changed her co worker's habits of eating poorly.
She had shared with me when I was there last that she began Jenny Craig and was determined not to be like that co worker or ever in that situation. I was really proud of her. She had complimented me on my progress and asked me how I had lost weight. I told her about this site and what I had been doing to get healthy. We talked for awhile and I told her that she could absolutely make this happen for herself if she truly wanted to do it. She made the comment that I gave her hope by seeing my progress. She knew me from my visits at my absolute heaviest.
Anyway, when I saw her weight loss, I was so so, so, happy for her. It brought me back to how that felt. How that STILL feels. It is a feeling one really needs to experience for themselves because it is like the BEST feeling in the world! She told me that being in an office all day with someone who ate fast food and snacked on junk food throughout the day made her feel weak to do much about her own weight issues and kinda hopeless that anything would ever change for her.
She said that last visit when I was there and we had talked about what I had done to change my lifestyle and lose the weight and she saw the difference in me,that it had really inspired her to want to do it for herself. It made it all seem possible to her. Not to mention the fear of seeing what her co worker was going through due to her bad eating habits.
So friends, my point is that not only is it very possible to get healthy and lose weight, but you never know how your habits, lifestyle, and words can and will affect someone else. She proudly told me she has lost 29 pounds so far. That
MADE MY DAY! She looks AWESOME, her attitude is SO positive, she feels GREAT, she said her energy is much HIGHER, she is even exercising which she never thought she would do.
I certainly know and realize all the credit belongs to her because SHE is the one that made the changes to be a healthier person. NOBODY can do this for us. It really is ALL up to YOU! Everyone will GET BACK what they are willing to PUT IN to make the positive changes.
So again, my point is that we are all walking , talking examples to others rather we want to be or not. Some people learn from example, some learn from fear, there are all kinds of reasons that make us all finally get to the point where we say ENOUGH! I can NO LONGER continue to mistreat my body like this anymore. I WANT to be healthy and have energy and look and feel good. I AM going TO DO it!
Her experience has inspired me little does she know. I am such a believer of you GET what you GIVE now. She made the decision, the commitment, had the determination, the willpower and desire to become a healthier person and eat well. Guess what? IT WORKS!!! Her example makes me feel better about my "fine tuning" that I need to do. Instead of being discouraged because my body is not what I thought or think it should be , I realize I will get there because I WANT IT!
So my spark friends, I am not saying there are not bad days or even weeks. I am not saying it happens overnight, I am not saying it is the easiest process in the world. What I am saying is that it IS possible and WILL happen for you if you truly WANT it.
So let's all take advantage of all the great tools on this site and the many, many, wonderful people here and do this together! Just keep in mind that you may have to do the work on your own but, you are NOT alone in doing this. We are all doing the same thing and are here for one another. So, let's get ourselves healthy TOGETHER!
I wish you all a very happy Easter, Passover, Spring or just a great weekend if you don't celebrate the holiday.