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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Today, I am waiting to go have a biopsy done on some nodules in my Thyroid, but that is OK. When I found out that I had a problem of some type, I turned it over to the Lord to take care of and I believe He will. Right now I am writing to myself a letter to be read again when I finish this Biggest Loser's Summer Slim Down Challenge. I want to remember how I feel today and to remind myself to find joy in all the little changes I made this challenge. My back hurts, my legs go numb when I stand too long and my butt hurts when I sit too long. That's ok, because it is better than it was. And I know that it will be even better in 10 weeks. I have to remember how hard it has been to play with Anne Elizabeth, Josiah, Ben, Sarah and Hannah.
How about going shopping with the daughters--nearly impossible--Or taking a vacation with the family--the car ride and the walking. What about holding the little ones in your lap--what lap--or picking them up to give them hugs--or them putting their arms around you. It is all starting to happen and you know you want to keep the ball going. You remember how it was when you were 335 and how much better it is now at 265. Think about how it will be at 250 and then 240 and so on. Br proud of yourself for what you have achieved. Be kind to yourself for the mistakes you make. Be forgiving to yourself for your failures. Most of all love yourself for how you are at this moment and not how you want to be someday. You are worthy and special. As someone put it GOD DON'T MAKE JUNK.
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  • no profile photo LINLOUTOM
    It certainly isn't easy to lose weight and when you have health problems it's twice as hard. I hope everything goes well for you. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    3096 days ago
    I liked your blog! You're doing great - and remember, emoticon

    It's true that it isn't easy, but with the encouragement of our friends here at SP, I know we can reach our goals. You have a wonderful attitude, and that's the most important thing! Little by little, you'll be doing all the things you dream of doing!

    emoticon Marge
    3120 days ago
    Great letter!! ANd you can do it!!! I am 67 years old and also live for my family, 3 girls and 9 grandchildren!! My oldest grandaughter is getting married in August and I hae my dress BUT It clings all over and looks like I was poured into it SO...I am going to lose - I AM I AM WE CAN DO IT. I will be praying for you.
    Darlene emoticon
    3141 days ago
  • ANDREA0301
    I pray you're doing well and continuing to find joy in all things - BIG & small!!

    3145 days ago
    You are VERY special in my eyes! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon
    3148 days ago
    Like you, I see such an improvement in my ability to play with my grandkids since I have lost weight.....even though I have a long way to go.

    Thanks for such an encouraging blog.

    3150 days ago
    When I got to the part that started with "be proud of yourself", I wondered if you were writing to me!! Thanks for a great blog and do great on your next challenge!!
    3151 days ago
  • VXWALL1942
    Super letter to self. You have focused on the things that are important and the way you want to be throughout the challenge. Just remember, while you are waiting to reread this letter in 10 weeks, that its ever so important to be toleerant and self loving. No matter where or how or if you trip on this path, pick yourself up, give yourself a hug and keep on going. I look forward to hearing of your success with this challenge.

    3151 days ago
    Wonderful blog! And so true. You reminded me that I need to focus on Him and not on my surgery or the fact that I cannot exercise at all right now. IT has depressed me, but God is in control and I will get better. Thank you for writing this letter to yourself and I think I will go do one right now to myself.

    3151 days ago
  • SUE1512
    Excellent letter! Can't wait to "hear" your reaction when the challenge is over! And you are certainly worthy and special - don't you forget it!!

    3151 days ago

    And I am praying for the results of your biopsy!
    3151 days ago
    emoticon letter. Let's just keep getting better and better. emoticon on the biopsy and for the Dr. Let's keep Rockin' for the Red team! emoticon
    3151 days ago
  • SOUPY18
    Great letter -- I love your attitude.
    Sue emoticon
    3151 days ago
    God certainly does not make junk; however, sometimes the path we need to travel isn't easy. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers; sending your the courage and strength to handle the information, to plan and make decision and carry on with dignity.

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    3151 days ago
    emoticon emoticon for posting this. Definitely something to think about and apply.

    3151 days ago
  • HINZEE57
    Those are some great things to remember and great things to have accomplished!! Good luck with the biopsy!!
    3151 days ago
    emoticon Letter. We should NEVER Forget where we were at one Time. It's good to remember, to help us NEVER to look back & get that way again.

    Good Luck

    3151 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2011 12:07:40 PM
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