philanddeb's Journal, 05 January 2013

I revel in the time it takes to just get a couple miles in, up and down these hills and exploring the sounds and sights of early morning. I have often lately not gotten in from work until 1am.

I have this notion that if I can just force myself up after a few hours I can do it. However, often times, I roll over and bathe in the heavenly bed below me, ignoring the wake up call, I cling to the last of a dream. Last October I had a dream of having a flat stomach! I believe that dream has driven me to this journey. To finding my friends here, and with belly not quite where I want it, accomplishing that goal.

I love morning. I love everything about it. It's been cold here, so I light a fire when I get up and huddle around it with a steaming cup of black coffee and a huge blanket around my now growing small body. My gown is now draped as it should be. Even the shoes I normally wear are getting big.

I have finally hit a place in this journey where clothing is not a problem. Where the pants I wore which were splitting are now mended and lay comfortably on me.

I am not done. I know there are many of us who think to do what we are about to attempt may be with pitfalls. But I am truly saying that it was actually easy...so far. I am out of shape but have had no trouble losing weight. I just did what I felt was right and the idea of feeding my body nutrients drove me to a place that is possible.

When I first began I imagined how people who are without food, suffer. I acknowledged in my heart how privileged I am to eat cashews and fresh vegetables, fruit and organic proteins. And in my heart, I felt that by getting healthy, I could insure that I'd be able to help people in some major way.

I pray a lot. I suppose in the end, if I could say the one true thing that remained constant has been my ability to talk to God and surround each little meal with gratefulness and thinking about how dearly I value staying alive and healthy; even more, how will I pay it forward?

I am stronger now than I was in years past. I love being in life and loving people. The buddies I've gained here on FS are AMAZING. You have helped transform me. I thank God everyday for all of you and those to come.

Love to you all,
Deb


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Make sure you get enough sleep, there are some studies that show that a good nights sleep helps with weight loss. I can't wait until it gets warm enough where I can go out for my morning walk.  
05 Jan 13 by member: fatoldlady
I am not a morning person I love afternoon and evenings. I tell my hubby all the time I would love morning if I came just a little bit later. However since I have lost weight I am finding it not as hard to get up and get moving in the morning. We love you Deb!! 
05 Jan 13 by member: skwhite
Thanks for this post, Deb. I forgot how much I love mornings - being out with just a few other morning people who are very friendly, since there is something you have in common - getting up and out at this hour. I need to look into ways of walking part of my work commute - last time I lost all the weight I lived 2 miles from work and walked there and back almost every day. Now it's 18 miles and still too dark and rainy for biking. 
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