Bumps

10/24/2013

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There are so many bumps on the road to weight loss. Hitting a plateau is probably the biggest bump, or just slowing down a lot.  I've lost 59 lbs. so far, but I'm losing at a turtle's pace.  Then there are those areas that seem to be resistant to weight loss, for instance my arms and upper torso.  Injury or overextending yourself lead to lots of little bumps.  I've probably pulled muscles in every part of my body at  least once since I started working out.  That will happen if you've been sedentary for years.  Now I'm starting to have some planter fasciitis symptoms in my left foot.  I am well acquainted with planter fasciitis pain.  I had surgery for it in my right foot many years ago.  I'm being careful to do the required stretching of my foot to help relieve the symptoms.  Cravings equal more bumps. 

Weight loss isn't easy, but it is worth it.  The rewards out weigh the hardship.  I can breath easier.  I can stand up and walk easier.  I'm walking without a cane again.  I sat on my husband's lap for the first time in years.  I play pool with my son.  A year ago if you had told me that I would be able to stand up and lean over a pool table, and play 4 games in a row, I would have laughed at you.  I feel like I am digging my way out of prison, and I can finally see the light.  Freedom seems like an obtainable goal.  My body has been my prison for so long. 

Someone said something to me recently that I found to be very profound.  She said, "Just remember, nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."  That is so true. 

I'll leave you with my current theme song...Katy Perry, Roar.
 


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Steve ott
12/06/2013 7:42am

So glad i found this. Wishing you the best on your journey. Cheering you on.

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Mary McFadden
12/06/2013 8:49am

Thanks Steve. It's slow going, but it is going.

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