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Someone told me this journey is easy:

Sunday, April 11, 2021

I was talking with a group of women (Support group for women trying to lose weight.) We were having a discussion about our weekly and overall goals. I dropped a bit in the last few weeks, and we were talking about my changes. Then one woman said the following to me.

"Well, I mean, it's a lot easier to lose weight when you are more overweight.... "

At first I was hurt, angry even. I felt like she minimized the fight I'm fighting. But, I let it go. . . because I don't know her story. Maybe she's been trying for years to lose that last 10 lbs.... I don't know. So I let it go, I had to recognize that her comment was more a reflection of her internal struggle than a rail against my journey.

Nothing about this journey has been easy, I know that in my heart and that's what counts.

Yesterday we spent 7 glorious hours outside in the warm sunshine! (and subsequently forgot sunscreen... ow.)

I got a lot of the brush burned out, I got the kids suspension course set up.

My kids got muddy and played.

I admittedly cheated a bit yesterday food wise. I allowed myself to have a snickers, and some pumpernickel toast in the morning. We had subs for dinner, but I used my carb smart wraps instead of a sub roll.

I had over 300 active minutes yesterday and burned over 4,000 calories! I was whooped by 5:00 and went to bed at 9:30. My kids were sunkissed and exhausted, it was great. Overall it was a wonderful day!

Today here in PA, it's rainy.... so I'm gonna get some housework completed. I'm back on point with my eating again and started my day with a tall glass of water and a protein shake. Dinner tonight is BLT's, and I'll do a carb smart wrap instead of bread. I'm going to hydrate like crazy today because I'm sunburned lol.

I'm hoping for a productive Sunday before I get back into the swing of the week.

Tuesday, I have my 3 month follow up for surgery. I have to be in Pittsburgh at 11:45. I have 3 hours of MRI's to complete and a follow up with my Neurosurgeon. I'm praying that they see good progress on the fusion and the cerebral fluid flow. I'm also hoping my cerebellum has started to recede back up where it's supposed to be. We need to see all of these things. If there's still a blockage of CSF flow by the cerebellum, I will probably be looking at another brain surgery to unblock the opening to my skull. I'm nervous but hopeful at the same time. I feel so much better since surgery! I'm hoping it's not just a temporary thing.

I hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday. Prep for your week to come, and give yourself and others grace.
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    Glad you had a wonderful, active day and that you are feeling better. That woman has probably been telling herself for years that it is easy for some people to give herself an excuse. You handled it beautifully.

    This is not easy, no matter what anyone says!

    Rock On -- you are doing great things for yourself!

    30 days ago
    I agree, nothing about this journey is easy. Mom always told me it is not worth having if it is not worth working for. For me, that means struggling along every step of the way. You handled the situation beautifully, which says a lot about your inner beauty and strength of character.
    33 days ago
    Wow some people. Awesome you got so much done outdoors. I also forgot the sunscreen. Like red today. Hugs and prayers as you have your tests & appointment.
    34 days ago
    Nothing about this is easy!
    34 days ago
    Sounds like a perfect couple days, glad you didn't let that womans internal crap spoil it!
    34 days ago
    Don’t let words knock you down, as you said, you don’t know about that woman’s journey.
    34 days ago
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