Hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation. It 's been really great but as usual gone really fast.
Personally it's been extra hectic for me. I have written and re-written this post 10 times in trying to get my thoughts down.
So this summer I found out I have a serious disease. It is NOT cancer and is not life-threatening but there is no cure and my life & how I do things will be forever changed.
I am not ready to reveal anymore about it except that my reason for bringing it up at all is that after I sought a second opinion with a specialist she basically told me that in making the changes I have made in the past couple of years I have been "self-medicating" in so much as I have warded off symptoms and issues due to 1. BMI being below 30, 2. cholesterol is great, 3. I do not smoke , 4. I exercise faithfully.
She said she literally could not tell me anything else to do! I was doing it and living it.
I have said before I great I feel and how happy I am in myself and in my life but now I feel like I have even MORE motivation to stay the course. In the past (5 years ago) I did lose a lot, and then gained it back. I have never come this far before, or felt this way. Even before this interruption in my life, I just feel different. I am trying to 'eat to live' rather then 'live to eat'. I know that eating well and exercising every day is adding life to my years. And it is so worth it. If I can tell anyone advice it would be "don't put it off, start today!" I will still need to start taking medicine that I most likely will be on for the rest of my life, but I am not going to let that rule my life.
So on another note, I am 27 lbs away from Weight Watchers goal. I literally cannot believe it. I feel awesome and have not hit the dreaded plateau! I have lost 271 POUNDS!
This has been a summer with mixed emotions but I heard a quote that I am taking to heart-"There Are No Victims, Only Volunteers… "
Here are two new pictures my husband took yesterday.