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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.
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  • JEN823
    Congratulations on the weight loss. You are doing a great job. You are one inspiring lady. You will look good, healthy, Fit & 40!

    Keep up the good work!
    4501 days ago
    Hi - Congratulations on your weight loss. I am so happy for you and I need to adopt your attitude of being happy any time y ou can put "I" and "lost weight" in the same sentence. I have such high expectations of myself, losing 2 pounds wasn't "good" enough and started sending me in a spiral downward. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's stroke. I know what it's like to be the caregiver for the family when someone's in recovery mode (my hubby's had 2 total hip replacement surgeries and my daughter needs 100% maximum assistance for everything.) I'm really glad you're taking time for you despite all that you have going on. You're going to be soooo proud of all your accomplishments when you look in the mirror on your 40th b-day. Enjoy every moment. Great job - I love your attitude!! emoticon
    4503 days ago
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