Hello there Journal,
I think today I want to focus on something fun... and what is more fun than celebrating how life is getting better an' better as I am getting smaller an' smaller. :-D
Since my journey has been a slow one, I don't have a lot to put onto a list. In the past, I mentioned my improved blood work, and the clothes that I had stashed away in my closet that I tried on to wear for the Awards Banquet, which were almost too big.
Since then I have been paying more attention, looking for changes. So, today here is another Mini-List:
1. I now do not need to take Lasix daily (for water retention), but about once a week or as needed. This was a symptom of CHF (congestive heart failure), but with the weight loss, it is improving.
2. I have had a decrease in pain levels, and have been delighted to be able to cut my pain meds in HALF. I feel more awake, less drugged, more energetic. :-)
3. I can now JUST reach my heels with my fingertips... which means that after a shower I can put moisterizer on my dry, cracked heels... something I haven't been able to do in about 15 years!
4. I recently pulled out my warm winter robe from last year... and it was QUITE a bit looser.
5. About 4 years ago I bought a pretty rose colored sweater (online purcase from Lane Bryant, so couldn't try it on first). I couldn't wear it because the arms were too tight, and the rest barely fit. I saved it, thinking that someday I would be able to wear it. Well, SOMEDAY HAS ARRIVED! I dug it out from the back of the closet and tried it on... and was astounded at how loosely it fit!! I could even comfortably button it if I so chose! LOL! I have been stubborn about buying new clothes, wanting to lose at least some weight first. My "everyday" sweater has gotten old and raggedy, so this is like a pretty reward for making progress.
That's it for my newest mini-list. :-D
From Dr Phil's book: "Be willing to get out of your comfort zone and require more of yourself."
My Verse for today: "The Lord gives strength to his people."
My quote for today: "Self-pity is our worst enemy."--Helen Keller
Enjoy the Journey,