I woke up this morning thinking about the fact that last night I had gone bike riding with my kids down our neighborhood road. We went slowly, as my little guys are still learning. The whole time we rode I thought about how much fun we were all having. I also thought about the fact that even though it has been 12 years since I lost my 150 pounds, I haven’t forgotten the little things that make me appreciate the fact I’m no longer morbidly obese.
♥ Folding chairs seem bigger now
♦ Swimming is possible
♥ Clothes are fun
♦ I can walk up many flights of stairs
♥ I’m rarely tired
♦ I’m not embarrassed to walk into a room late
♥ I weigh less than my husband
♦ People don’t ask if I’m pregnant
♥ I can run
♦ Chairs don’t break when I sit in them
As I was going from average sized to morbidly obese, I saw my range of activities decrease. It happened gradually, but it happened nonetheless. When I started losing weight, there were many things I looked forward to being able to do. If someone had asked me to name just one thing I’d like to be able to do when I got down to a healthy weight I would have said: “I’d like to feel better about myself, physically and mentally.” There were many other things I looked forward to, and imagined doing, but if I had to narrow it down to one thing, that’s what it would be. Enjoying life more fully.
Today’s post is short. If you can narrow it down, what’s just one thing you are looking forward to being able to feel, experience, or share when you get to where you want to be? Or what’s one thing you’ve already experienced that holds a special place in your memory bank? Diane