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Happy Sunday reflection

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Today I woke up a little frustrated with myself for being stuck at the same weight for a couple weeks now. But... then I had to remember where I came from. I almost lost my life 11 months ago. Infection was so bad in my leg that it spread throughout my body. After a month in the hospital and a surgery to remove all my skin from the knee down I sunk into a depression. This was surgery 8 between my 2 legs. I suffer from atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure as well. A history of several blood clots. I was up to 20 pills a day. The real kicker... I am only 41. I reflected on my mom and all she suffered through. She passed at only 59. Matter of fact no woman on either side of my family has seen 60. I woke up on May 23rd. Her birthday and looked at my girls and decided I wanted to do everything in my power to be here for them as they got older and became moms. So it was at that point that my life changed. This is when I found spark. This is when I started taking accountability for everything I do. I changed my eating habits and started walking. Walking after all the surgeries on my legs wasn't easy. I started out only making it a block. But I didn't give up. Now I am up yo a mile and a half a day. And although this may not be as great as others, it's great for Me! So I may be stuck at an 85lb weight loss. But I have come so far in so many ways that I have to reflect and be proud of myself. So to anyone reading this... think of where you started. Think of all you have changed to make yourself healthier. All the hours of exercise you have committed to. Every day that you have seen yourself as "worth it"... because you are!!! I won't give up. This is my Sunday reflection.
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