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Friday, June 17, 2011

June 16th, 2011

Thank You All for Visiting my page and sharing so much of you with me. I am overwhelmed with Joy by the outpouring and wish I could answer each and every comment. My Heart is so Full, Thank You. When I began my journey I never thought from where I am at that I would impact so many people and that you would impact me as well. I read every comment – God Bless You All

I have been continuing to work out every day no matter what. Some days are harder than others but oddly enough the days (or nights) that are harder to get started usually end with me not wanting to stop. How refreshing to begin to feel alive again and with a purpose. The Lord is so Good.

My Dad, who passed away almost eight years ago, once told me that a little pain lets you know you are alive. Well I am feeling more alive as I progress to more challenging work outs. My muscles are happy to let me know they are waking up and my right foot is rebelling a bit from time to time. My water heater went out this last week and boy could I use a hot shower right now! At least it is over 100 outside so the water is not too cold. Hopefully it will be fixed soon and I will be feeling like I am at the best day spa money can buy. Living in an RV is affordable from month to month but repairs can be very expensive. God always provides so I am not too worried.

My husband is doing a bit better from his last surgery and finally getting better sleep so hopefully that keeps up for his well being. He finally got his new wheelchair too so this makes his quality of life better, which makes me happy. He has two more procedures next week so please Pray all works out on Tuesday & Thursday. Also on a positive note he has not had a grand mal (Tonic-Clonic) seizure for a month, this is the longest he has gone without one for a few years! He has three kinds of Epilepsy on top of a long list of medical problems. Last year he had approx 700 Grand Mal seizures. Through it all God has been faithful as we don’t have much but we have never done without either.

Working out nights is a wonderful thing but one challenge I am having is it takes quite awhile to go to sleep. I feel energized after my workouts and just stay awake too long. Anyone else have this happen?
It is not bad enough to make me stop, in an odd way I really enjoy that time, it feels good. Morning is another story though if I was up way too late but it is so worth it. I already feel renewed and I am in the “honeymoon phase” of getting to know myself and my body again. Pushing through even after the honeymoon passes will be my main goal and to never go back again.

I measured myself today and guess what? I was so shocked that my waist was 5 1/2” smaller. Wow, that was sure a reminder that this is working and I am getting smaller and stronger. I also realized today that my hip hasn’t hurt in 4-5 weeks. What a bonus, I don’t usually think on myself too much as I care for hubby and that keeps me very busy, when something good happened I didn’t even notice. Life is so funny. Try not to be a bad girl like me an overlook such a wonderful thing!

Better go for now My New Friends. You are all so Inspirational, Helpful, Friendly, Encouraging, Joyful, Positive, Prayerful, Spectacular, Heartfelt, Genuine, Supportive, Courageous, and so much more. Your All Awesome no matter if this is Day 1 or Day 1000, Pound 1 Lost or have already met Your Goals. I use to think this was about being more accountable but now I know it is really about Love. Love Yourselves and your Journey will be easier, we are all important and here for a purpose. Thank You & May God Bless You in Every Way You Need.

Stormy Leigh, Now 42 since last Sunday
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  • BJUBILANT
    I think it is very common to have exercise keep you awake. I can't exercise after 8 or it keeps me up and I have an early morning - up at 6:30. Your story is very inspirational. So many people complain about having to do exercise but you are making it happen even though you don't have much space. Good for you!

    My heart goes out to you for the financial strain that you must be under. I honestly don't know how people manage when they have to pay for medical expenses. Perhaps I don't understand your system - maybe it isn't as bad as I imagine- but my prayers go out to you and to all those who have medical bills that are financially draining. May God continue to provide for you and give you strength to perservere. Keep up the good fight!

    Linda emoticon
    3643 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1315172
    So many things on your plate! So glad we have the Lord to go before us and sustain us! You are off to a great start. I know that I can't exercise late at night. I have enough trouble sleeping as it is! Love the testimony of your page!
    3649 days ago
  • CARALEE54
    Stormy that is a beautiful blog...you have already touched my life in a very special way. I love the Lord with all my heart. The knowledge I have that he is there for me makes such a difference in my life.

    Can't wait to get to know you more on our thread "the tea room".

    3649 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I'm glad to see things are coming together for you. I pray for success with your hubby's procedures.

    I know it's not easy all the time, but I know emoticon

    Spark People is such a wonderful site made up on wonderful people who become true friends!

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    Let's continue to ROCK 2011 TOGETHER!~
    3650 days ago
  • VTORIA3
    What a beautiful blog. You are right...there is so much love and support here for us. It is a blessing for me, too. You are such an inspiration. May God bless you and DH and keep you in his care. I will keep your DH in my prayers, especially for next week's procedures.

    Happy Belated Birthday, Spark Friend. emoticon
    3651 days ago
  • LIZZYP609
    I am the same way, I have a hard time sleeping if I exercise past 6pm. I don't know what time you have to get up but it doesn't work too well for me to go to bed at 1am and then get up at 5am! I have started getting up super early in the morning (4am) and that seems to work for me.

    I am so proud of you and your progress! 5 1/2" is AMAZING! Keep up the great work and thanks so much for stopping by my page.

    Prayers for your hubby, you and for a new water heater! emoticon
    3652 days ago
  • LH-CRYSTALSTAIR
    Happy belated birthday! I will hit 40 this year! I wish you continued success! You're doing great and are so positive!
    3653 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8301081
    emoticon Losing 5 and 1/2 inches is GREAT. Praying that your hubby's procedures go well.
    3653 days ago
  • ERLYWA
    I'm soooo glad your hubby is doing better with the seizures, what a blessing!

    You are such an inspiration to me...the way that you find a solution to each of the challenges that you face and stay so incredibly positive and focused is such a great example to the rest of us!

    Keep up the great work :)
    Erika


    3653 days ago
  • WILDFLOWERR_
    Personally, I think exercising late helps me sleep better. Isn't that strange? But, then again, it is 1:45am and I am still up! emoticon Well, when I DO get to bed, I sleep better! emoticon emoticon
    Sweet Dreams my new emoticon emoticon

    Blessings,
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    3653 days ago
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