It is my turn now!!!!!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Ok. I weighted in today and lost another 1.5 pounds. Not a lot, but whew hoo, anytime I can say lost pounds and I in the same sentence, I am happy.
I tell you, I never realized how much I neglected myself until I began this chapter in my life. My early 20's I was so concerned about getting my degree (that I did not get cause I was too busy partying) that I wasn't loving myself. From 23 years old until now, I have been a wife, which in trying to be the wife I felt God wanted me to be, again I put myself aside. Then here came the children (6), that in itself took all of my time. Then the church........Well, I woke up one morning and looked in the mirror before I stepped in the shower, and almost screamed because I thought some naked fat woman was in my house looking at me. Scary!!!!
It probably was only about 2 weeks after this my husband had a massive stroke. I remember sitting in the hospital, looking at the tubs, watching my husband try to feed himself and saying to myself, if this could happened to him, I must be close behind. Now, my husband survived thank God and has recovered so well, but who is to say, I would do as well. WAKE UP CALL!!!! From that day on, I decided it is time for me. I have a husband and 6 children that need me. I need me. I really started paying attention to what I was eating and how much and realized I could have feed my entire house on just what I was eating. Then, the hardest thing, EXCERSISE, don't kid yourself it takes much effort, but again, I plan on being FINE AND FABULOUS AT FORTY.
I haven't got to the point of getting massages or vacations, only because with a small church, 6 children, and being the only one employed right now, I can't afford it. But know, my time is coming. I believe as I set this in place everything else will follow. I am loving seeing my neck. Even more see the inches go away. I love it more than that Whopper w/ Cheese and Large Fries. It is my turn to Look Good, to be healthy, and to enjoy life.