That lovely Stop Sign

That lovely Stop Sign
This sign is the most loved/hated thing here!

I did it! I am committed! WE are doing it!

I have taken the "before" pictures, I have announced my journey to my community. I have asked for their help in holding me accountable - I am going to lose this weight, gain health and hopefully inspire others along the way to do the same. Together we will become stronger individuals and become a stronger, healthier community!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 13, No Jinx here!!

Today ROCKED!!!  I am seeing a turning point mentally.  I needed confirmation that things were really progressing and I got it.  I took 11 minutes off of my stop sign time!!  I finished in 1 hour 23 minutes and 15 seconds!!  That means that in two weeks, I have shaved 15 minutes off of my time!  I felt great when I was done.

Then it was off to stretch class - which is ALWAYS great.  I took the time to focus on my accomplishments so far - not only did I have the awesome improvement in my SS time, but my body was responding in great ways in stretch too!  I can bend and pull and reach and stretch in ways I couldn't 2 weeks ago.  I had no pain and I felt energized! 

I am so thankful for all of your well wishes, positive comments, and most of all for your prayers!  I am feeling so much better!  It is amazing the healing power of our bodies.  If I had all of these injuries at home, I would have taken at least two weeks off and maybe or maybe not have started again.  I am learning that with lots of ice and even more modifications, I can keep going!   God really did create our bodies in marvelous ways and they have so much more power to heal themselves than we give them credit for!

I am sure that the fruit and vegetable rich diet here has lots to do with the body healing and the ability to keep going!  I can't say enough good things about the food.  I never dreamed that so few calories could taste so good and be so filling.  I just got the cookbooks and am already working on multi-week menus for home.  There will be so many changes when I get home!  I have learned so much from the dietician.  I thought I knew all I could know about nutrition - ha!  Wow, there is so much to absorb.  With that said, here is today's menu.

I will sign off tonight with these pictures!  Left is stop sign day one and right is today.  Same clothes, but a different fit!!  I am getting excited about what the next 4 weeks will bring!  Good luck to all of you at the Y and hope you are seeing the results you want too!  I weigh in tomorrow morning, we will see what the scale says, but I don't care so much about that anymore.  I know how my clothes are fitting and how I am feeling and that is really where it is at!!  It feels good to be strong!  TTFN


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  2. Only two weeks work there? WOW. Awesome results! And what an uplifting post! You've gotta be feeling proud and strong. Keep it going.

  3. Wow! Great job! I will continue to pray for you!

  4. Girrrrrrrl! I can see the difference in you! So proud!!!