12/4/09 ~ Thankful!!
Friday, December 04, 2009
Being Thankful for what I have.....
I guess it is fitting to write this month’s blog about being Thankful. I was able to spend the week with my friends in Southern California for Thanksgiving. I really needed a friend fix and it was just that!
The next thankful item on my list is a double edge sword……I had my body fat tested in September and again today. I am at exactly the same weight and the same body fat percentage as I was then. On one hand I’m frustrated because I work out so much and have followed all the suggestions of mixing it up adding strength training etc. I track everything I eat and it’s still the same. It’s not added muscle because the test I had done measures that…..on the other hand……nothing changed!!! I didn’t gain an ounce!!! This is the first time in my life that I have lost weight and kept it off….I have been toying with my current weight since July and haven’t gained!! So for now I will take it and be thankful….doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying to reduce my body fat; I will just be thankful that I am conquering a demon that has plagued me all my life.
Health ~ I am very thankful for our family’s health ~ 2009 has been a tough year for my family. We moved up here to open up a business and had to shut is down at the beginning of the year. It had been my husband’s lifelong dream and was a huge financial blow, but through it all we have persevered. It also truly made me remember what is important in life. I have a beautiful family that is healthy and thriving. I think many of us sometimes take for granted our health. It can be taken away in an instant and no amount of money can give it back, but a healthy lifestyle can help prevent so many of the diseases that plague us today.
Sparkpeople ~ This journey has been truly incredible…I know I have said this many times, but it has changed my life……at Thanksgiving I was asked if I had had weight loss surgery or what “diet” I was on….I was able to say neither…I just found a great support system and tool to help me conquer the demon that has plagued me since childhood. No secret anything…..
There are so many other obvious things I am thankful for, but I know you came to read a blog not a book so I will leave it at that…….
Merry Christmas and I will talk to you next year!!
My running up date:
Ran Turkey Trot 10k in Dana Point California 58:22 minutes (12,000 runners were there!)
Running my first Half Marathon on February 7th in Huntington Beach CA