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Control

My actions and reactions are mine, and mine alone. I choose to let things happen to me, right?

Finding my voice…

Blessings.

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You

Proud of myself?  Nope…frustrated.  Frustrated that I have regain, and it took having pictures to show me what I look like again.  Frustrated that I have allowed myself to not follow the plan, and the tool that I fought hard to have help me.DSC_0244June 2015–Washington DC.JACI have to be proud that I am no longer there – right?img_0308February 2019 – Disney Princess 5k —I am SO VERY PROUD of myself for this.  Why can’t I just be happy with myself?  It is a daily struggle – constant.  David asked if I was okay with my weight, and I told him “yes.”  But I am not okay with it.  I feel so much better than what I did five years ago.  Can’t that be enough?

Thankful.  Frustrated.  Proud.  Enough.

Blessings.

 

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3 Years

Today marks my third anniversary of my gastric sleeve surgery.  I am still over a hundred (100!) pounds gone, but have regain.  The picture above is my heaviest – 315 or 316…the right – with my regain a coupe of weeks ago—a very windy, wedding celebration.

Some pictures of before the regain…

The picture below came in a card from the Surgery Center.  The picture on the left was the Friday before surgery (after losing 20 pounds), and the right is at 183- my lowest weight. I know I need to get a handle on my regain, and yes, I am very aware of the issues that are around the corner if I don’t contain it.

But…I come back to —I am not 316 pounds.  I am able to walk – anywhere – and even participate in 5k’s.  I might not be very fast, but I am out there.  I am proud of where I am.

I am enough.  I am able to so much these days…and nothing has to do with my size or weight.

I am enough.  Happy Surgery Day to me.

Blessings.

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Slack

Step back and look at what you are doing from another point of view.

Everyone’s journey is different. I say this to our children as their paths are different from their friends. And I say this to myself with work, weight loss and with my Lupus struggles.

Count your blessings. It helps remind ourselves of what we have done not what needs to be done.

Blessings.