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The power of a migraine and I'm so ready!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This morning I woke up with a very positive attitude and thought about the last couple of days. It's amazing how a migraine can really overshadow your thoughts and bring on such negative feelings. I let a comment that was supposed to be encouragement get twisted in my mind and come out as a put down. I wore clothes that I wore when I was over 300 pounds because in my mind I looked the same. I actually had to dig them out of my closet where I put the, "can you believe you were ever this big clothes".

Migraines are bullies.

Today I'm dressed for a run so that after work there's no hesitation and I can burst out the door. Oh trail run, how I have missed you. Days like today I start to understand how Lab puppies feel when they are asked if they want to go for a walk. Or you know, you say hello to them. Ponytail is in, tech shirt is on, bring on 3:00! I want to do one more big run before the race on Sunday and then start to taper and focus more on rock climbing. I'm starting to push my shoulder more and can lift it almost as high as my right arm now. I still can't push it backwards or lift past the small of back with that arm but there is definite progress and any progress is good.

The cookie business is growing much faster than I had anticipated. We are in 3 different markets on the weekends now and we sold out at each one last weekend. Part of me is sad that we'll miss our Sunday market for the race but I really don't want to give up my races and there needs to be balance. I am really excited about the feedback we get and so many repeat customers. Yay!

Each week part of the money I make goes into a separate fund for our trip to Ireland in 18 months. We're going for our 15th wedding anniversary, I'm so excited to be planning this. I can't wait to take my husband there to show him where I lived while I worked there and all the cool things I did. Then off to London and again showing him my world that he's never seen. So freaking excited! One of our goals was to lose enough weight that we could go to Europe and actually sleep in the same bed, at our highest we were over 750 pounds combined and barely fit into our king bed, a queen just wasn't going to happen let alone a double. Now we're there, we are (as I like to say) average and it's really cool to be planning a trip and not having to worry about if we need to buy an extra seat, if we'll fit in beds and other things that people just shouldn't have to consider.

Life is good.


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  • BARCELONAME
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    1897 days ago
  • LDYHAZ
    I am so looking forward to hearing about this race :) You will be great! Ok it is settled! No More Head aches EVER. There see I fixed it for you :)
    1898 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    What a difference a day makes, huh? Glad that the real you is back and feeling positive. Can't wait to hear about the race. So hit the trail today, it will feel good!
    1898 days ago
  • CHERYLHURT
    Glad you're doing better!
    1898 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    Good luck with the race! I know you will do great! emoticon
    1898 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    I'm so glad you were planning another run, you deserve it after yesterday! Hope your afternoon was great!
    1898 days ago
  • BONNIEMCC488
    You're doing great and that trip sounds amazing! You're right that there has to be a balance. Migraines are awful! Glad you got past it and looking forward to a trail run.
    1898 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Avers=age is GOOD!
    1898 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15098940
    I am like that with Scotland! I love going back.. to revisit where we met, the places we hung out during university.. my old flat, our first one together as a married couple... so many wonderful memories!
    1898 days ago
  • FRUITYFUL
    I'm glad you're past that mean old migraine! I can totally relate to what you're saying about the clothes and how something meant as encouragement can be taken as an insult, especially if we are feeling especially vulnerable, and a migraine can definitely make you feel that way!

    I'm happy to hear that you're looking at things positively and that you have this race to look forward to as well as resuming your rock climbing.

    How fun to be planning a trip to Ireland! I'd sure like to plan a get away with my husband! Maybe I should start saving and planning!

    Congrats on the success of your cookie business too!

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    1898 days ago
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