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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Well, in my quest to earn sparkpoints this morning, I did a web search on a place I am going in a few days--sort of a mini-road trip with my daughter to the upper peninsula of Michigan. I was rather excited to find a riding stable in the area where we will be staying. As I read through the information, I noticed a "weight limit." Ouch! I am too big for a horse...I mean, it's not that I weigh more than the horse (thank goodness)....but I weigh too much to climb on the back of one. And I'm not even close enough to try to "pass" for the acceptable weight. That hurt!

This is yet another sad reminder of things I don't or cannot do because of my weight; things that I once enjoyed and was very passionate about doing--horseback riding, ice skating, skiing, amusement parks, etc. Simple things I took for granted.

However, I am not going to let this ruin my day or send me into a binge-eating, downward spiral as it would have done in the past. Today, I CHOOSE to react differently! I know I must continue my journey and keep making better choices each day with my food and my exercise. I know that all my weight-loss efforts from before have not been long-lasting and I regained every pound and more. This time must be different. In recovery, we say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. So, I know I must "do" this differently for lasting results. I'm not on a diet, I am changing how I live so that I can enjoy my life and LIVE it to the fullest!

I thank God for my new attitude and determination to glorify Him in all things! I hope that in the not too distant future, I can post a picture here of myself on horseback or at the amusement park or doing whatever--in a healthier, slimmer body!!
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    Thanks so much to all of you who commented on my blog--the encouragement means more than you know!

    Happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!!

    3620 days ago
    emoticon one step at a time and you will soon be on that horse again.
    3620 days ago
    emoticon Love your attitude.
    3621 days ago
    emoticon One day at a time.
    3621 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4519295
    What a motivator you found to continue on your health journey. Soon you will be enjoying new adventures.
    3621 days ago
  • DAWNO64
    Just keep working at it...one step at a time. You'll be doing all those fun things again before you know it...and more!
    3621 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    I'm sure reading information that stung! You have a good attitude and this incident will motivate you. One non-food reward you might consider is getting on a horse as soon as you reach the maximum limit. You can do this!
    3621 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/1/2010 12:02:10 PM
  • no profile photo HUSBANDANDDAD
    Great Attitude - keep it up!

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    "Do...or do not. There is no Try." - Yoda

    3621 days ago
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