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Time does heal a body as well

Saturday, July 18, 2015

2 years ago I picked my goal. researched my plan and decided.
NOW I would become thin, once and for all in the next year. With mad dog determination I white knuckled and gripped my way. I dropped 20 pounds quickly, I WOULD do this!

Until a new fear set in. I had had my 3rd abdominal surgery and my stomach skin was haaaanging. Yup- gross. Think running forward and skin flapping side to side.

So I bounced up and down on the scale every month during what felt like an eternity. Until I found "my" perfect plan last March. Soon after I also read a blog entry from Indygirl. (the Indygirlteam- go! girls!) And she said losing weight slower helps your skin to firm up better. I thought yeah but Beth you are not 58. Your skin still bounces back. Not mine.

Doing "my" plan (low carb, High fat, Intermittent Fasting) does not guarantee weight loss. But it does guarantee good health. Three cheers for GOOD health!! My new goal!

Well until I broke my foot last month and had a pity party- ha! ha! I

But foot is now Dr approved healed. Been back on plan full force this last week. Got the go ahead and am adding HIIT exercises on my stationary bike this Sunday. (google this on marksdailyapple.com to learn more)

Tonight I looked in the mirror pleased to see my weight has held its own and noticed.............my post op flabby belly was..................firm? WHAT??

So yes, absolutely, Beth (Indygirl) is right! Lose slowly and you will not have that layer of hanging flab that I thought came with old age. Nope it comes from many things. Mine started post op and rapid weight loss added to it.

As I've debated with my ups and downs in this journey the word failed has come up often in my head. I decided to take responsibility for failing at losing weight. Until I realized I have failed at nothing. How could I fail if I never gave up? There was no failure, only a lot of learning and a ton of learning SUCCESS. I will continue to need to learn. If I had the answers to it all why would I need to rely on God or need Him? I'd rely on me. He keeps me honest. And He searches our hearts, He looks at our hearts not our hair and make up and the size of our ward robe.

Yup, through Him I am becoming quite successful at learning. You can't weigh that can you emoticon
And I'm losing slowly to heal the stretched out skin of a well loved body.
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    Good news about your foot! Love Mark SIsson, too (such a good writer). And I agree about the skin. When I was very active, it was way better than now. I look forward to joining you with HIIT! First I'm saving for a rebounder with the money I make selling stuff. I want a caddy-lack of rebounders and it's over a grand. I don't care. It's what I want. Money has been going into family pot, and I'm starting over again on saving, but the goal keeps me going! I hope you are enjoying yourself along the way!
    2065 days ago
    I'm sorry I missed this blog in the midst of our moving. So glad that you are doing well and firming up - that is awesome! I often fret about the loose skin I will have when I get this weight off but as slow as I go, maybe I'll be okay :). Keep going strong - you are doing great!
    2097 days ago

    Excellent blog, Eliz! Glad you're OK'd for activity and back on plan! Slow and steady as she goes!
    2126 days ago
    Such an upbuilding experience!!!! and so emoticon . Happy your foot is well again Nowyoudidit !!! Warm greetings. emoticon
    2127 days ago
    What a wonderful blog! Thank you for sharing a great message. emoticon
    2128 days ago
    You are doing fantastic!! I'm so glad that foot is healed and you can get back to normal.
    2128 days ago
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    Well... I am truly glad to see you writing this... I have the sagging skin and my arms are the worst. I still have a lot of fat in my hips/legs and can't imagine how ugly that will be (along with all the road map veins). Knowing your skin is firming helps me see the light, so to speak, at age 52. I'm glad you are healing and ready for exercise. You really have made some great changes... even if they are slowly made. It's all good!
    2128 days ago
  • CHARLIE1357
    skin takes a long time to get firm, I heard if it isn't firm in a year it won't ever be no matter how slowly you lose weight or how fast. But slow is always best. Have fun on your journey and keep on keepin on!!!! emoticon
    2128 days ago
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