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Time to stop, acknowledge, and give thanks.

Friday, November 12, 2010

As my life has seemed in flux, I have not thought much about writing a blog update. Having just made a cross-country move, I can now start the process of settling down in new surroundings and navigating the lifestyle terrain that my weight loss surgery has necessitated.

This last month (on both sides of the move) have interrupted the little routine I had going with food preparation and eating but I have managed to negotiate the process with some deftness. Perhaps in another month or two I will be fully settled in and back in the flow of things.

I'm writing this blog mostly because I took a couple of snapshots of myself yesterday and thought wow--I've come a way from the painful, unhappy self I was. I thought maybe I deserved to acknowledge how far I have come through this process so far. Since I have lost over 70 pounds, I have begun to reclaim my health. I can stand and walk with more ease (before I couldn't do either over 1 minute--max), I have reduced prescription medications from 11 to 3, I have more energy, and I feel better about myself. These are great stepping stones for me.

So, as I continue to acclimate to my surroundings and this new lifestyle (food, nutrition, exercise), I will give myself a little pat on the shoulder and acknowledge what it's taken for me to get here. As I do, with deep gratitude I'll continue to share.

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