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Thursday, September 01, 2011

I got on the scale this morning. I have lost a large kindergartener. I am 2 pounds more than my son weights. I am a pound less than I was on the day he was born. Some of his early life was difficult and I gained back all the weight I had lost by eating healthy pregnant.

So here I am 5 years later back were I was. It only gets better from here. But, I was looking at him yesterday and realizing how far I have come. The journey has been slow and full of ups and downs but, hey it has been in the right direction and it will go on this time.

I am learning that the foods that I think I want are frequently not satisfying. I am learning to make foods that I like that are healthy for me. I am learning to eat until I am comfortable. I am learning to eat when I am hungry. I am learning to eat sometimes just because it is time and I feel better when I eat regularly.

I am learning to try new ways of doing things. The pizza salad was wonderful. The family at pizza with a crust ect. That they made. I ate a wonderful salad that I made with some of the ingredients. I did have a small piece of cooked homemade pizza that day. It was yummy but the salad surprisingly was better.

I can make lots of good stuff if I open my mind to the possibilities.

Now it is time to remember that I do not want to walk around every day with the equivalent of that kid on my back all the time. He is fun to play with but, to carry his weight in fat. Not fun.

Really there is lots of joy in this journey. There are lots of things to see and learn. It is about so much more than counting calories or not eating certain foods.

So join me in burning some calories doing the happy dance. There are still struggles in life. But, there is plenty to be happy about.
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    Life keeps happening and getting in the way of living... lol (your comment on status)

    As for your progress, I'm so proud of you. It is alot about what we don't want and not what we want. I am struggling with a lot of arthritis pain right now and I don't want the extra weight more than I want the food. I am soooo close to finishing my walking goal and today even getting to the end of our block was too hard. Hmmm. Life does happen. Well, keep at it and I will too. There will be a time for MY PLANS soon enough. Back to school for the girls takes precident.
    3573 days ago
  • NANCY-
    "open my mind to the possibilities" I love that and you certainly have. I can feel your excitement in making new discoveries in your healthy lifestyle.
    You are one awesome lady.

    3573 days ago
    Love the reflections you share. Life is challenging but it can be so rewarding to look back and see all the great things you've accomplished. Way to go on losing a kindergartener!! That rocks!! I've lost a toddler, working on a kindergartener, on the way to losing a young adult-lol! You are doing great!!
    3573 days ago
    Good for you! It is great to see the progress. Take it and run. Which kid are you chasing now?
    3573 days ago
    3574 days ago
    You are doing wonderfully! I too am glad to have left so much weight behind, it feels good to be able to move much more freely these days. Thanks for all of the encouragement.
    3574 days ago
  • KOBER9999
    You are amazing! I love reading your blogs. You have a writing gift in addition to your positive life journey success!!

    Woo Hoo can't wait for Fall Challenge!!
    3574 days ago
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    Good analogy! Congrats on your successes!
    3574 days ago
    That's an interesting way to look at things, the weight of your 5 year old in fat. I'm carrying around the weight of my 7-year-old son in fat. Imagine how good we will feel when we can lose that weight! We'll have that much more energy to play with our kids too. :-)
    3574 days ago
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