Monday, April 22, 2019

April 22nd, 2019 One More Time

April 22nd, 2019 One More Time

Yesterday was a 5-star day: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I met my daily water goal, I completed a great 5K walk in the park, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.

I took to the walking trail last night determined to make it a 5K walk. I completed the 5K and it felt great. I was trying to rationalize stopping at 2.7 miles, but I just couldn't find a good enough reason to stop short of my goal. About that time, a really good song came on and it helped propel me around the trail one more time.

The trail has changed quite a lot since I started on the night of September 15th, 2008. None of the original pavement exists, all replaced with new, wider concrete pathways. I still have a chunk of the old walking trail. I plan on displaying it in my living room at some point. That trail is so symbolic for me. I worked through so much out there. It's a very special place for me.

It's been all about grandkids the past two days. I just got back from a family get-together where two of my four grandkids hunted Easter Eggs. Following the hunt, we all made our way over to the ball fields to cheer Noah on at his T-ball game. There was a mixup about the start time because we were all convinced the game started at 6pm. Instead, it was a 7:15pm start. I'm home much later than I planned but it was certainly worth every minute.

One of my earliest positive visualizations was being able to actively be a part of my future grandchildren's lives. If I had stayed the same at 500 pounds, who's to say I'd even be alive right now. I'm grateful for the opportunities I have today. The opportunity to live and experience joy.

This big "before" picture was after I'd lost a hundred pounds back in 2004. We were on a tour of Royals stadium. I remember that day being very difficult to maneuver, even at 400 pounds. Places that required lots of walking and stair climbing were typically places I tried to avoid back in those days.

I used this particular before picture just so I could puntastically say: If you're ready to get off the bench and back into the game of life, join my small and exclusive private support group! Okay, I know puntastically isn't really a word. But I like it. Anyway-- one space remains for the session starting this Wednesday. If you're interested in details, check out yesterday's blog post. You can certainly email your questions directly to me:

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