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what is the best thing about loosing weight

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I meet today after work with a few people ...we talked about healthy living and how it might impact our lives.....
I was asked what was the best thing about being 200+ pounds lighter....gee how much time do I have to answer, everyone I thought I might give a short list of things that have gotten better in my life after being here on Sparkpeople for over 5 years...
1. healthier
2. more energy
3. sleep better
4. buy clothes I love
5. more active
6. less embarrassment
7. more adventure
8. more happiness
9. more confidence
10. Friendlier
well I could go on and on but the best thing is to have meet so many really wonderful people here on Sparkpeople..... emoticon

keeping all the positive is the way to never go back to old habits.....

have a healthy Thursday

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    Thanks for putting it into words for me
    3000 days ago
    emoticon good list.

    Freedom-- I think you feel more free.

    Hugs Mary
    3003 days ago
    more ENERGY!!!!! TFS
    3004 days ago
    I love your list. All of it is so true. I have so much energy now. Yesterday I worked 8 hours, and it was a full day, attending meetings, putting together and distributing handbooks, arranging travel, etc. At 4 I left work and came home. I immediately began preparing the evening meal for myself, son & hubby and after a nice Parmesan tilapia dinner, I cleaned it all up. Then it was time to read more of my homework assignment. I worked on that until about 7:30, when the temp finally dropped to 81. Outside I went for a quick (decided to see if I could set a personal best time) hike down to the end of our road. It's only 1.2 miles round trip and I usually go farther than that, but it wasn't getting any earlier and the light was fading fast, so I decided to go for speed this trip. Sure enough, after breaking into a jog several times on the way back, I did it in 21 minutes. Not bad for an old lady. When I came inside, I finished reading my homework, then wrote and submitted (everything is done on-line now) my 3-paragraph response to the readings. By then it was after 9:00. I sat in front of the TV for the next couple of hours, working on my cross stitch project, before heading up to bed at 11. I NEVER would have had the energy to do half of this in one day before. It would have taken me all week! But it makes me feel so good about myself, that I CAN do all that now.

    But now, it's time to get ready for class. I took today off from work, so I would have a 5-day weekend, but forgot I have to go to class today anyway. Ten percent of your grade is for perfect attendance. That is 10% I'm going to earn. When I got up this morning (I slept in--until 8:00!), I went outside right away for a long walk, 3.4 miles. I didn't set any speed records today, it's really windy out there, and getting warmer every minute. So now it's time for a shower, then lunch with hubby. I may get more time tonite for counted cross stitch, which I love. No more class assignments to prepare until Monday night, so I'm going to take it easier today! But it's good to know I have the energy to do whatever I want!

    Life is good!
    3004 days ago
    emoticon your the best Kitt, so glad I have found you.
    3004 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    3004 days ago
    Awesome list, Kitt!!!
    3004 days ago
    These are excellent things and it's good to look back periodically -- remember where we started and see what we can do now that we couldn't before. Life is so much sweeter when we're healthy!

    3004 days ago
    excellant -love your list

    I have 1 to add for me --- less meds... woohoo

    go Kitt go!

    you are awesome!
    3004 days ago
  • SHERRYJVP is much better being and feeling healthier.

    3004 days ago
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