I love this time of the year! Spring reminds me of everything being fresh and new. The new leaves coming out on the dead looking dreary trees along with the beautiful flowers that pop up after being dormant underground for the winter-all welcoming signs of springtime. Along with the beauty of spring is a time to get ready for our own so call beauty. I call it "unleashing of the flesh"...a phrase I got from my good London friend, Vicki Day. It's a time when so many people ALLOW their flesh....toned or not toned to be unleashed on the rest of us. This unleashing has prompted me to become sort of a "fashion police" on our summer attire. We all have our imperfections but some of us don't quite see them. If you weigh 300 lbs you probably do not want to wear boy shorts and a tank top during the summer. It just doesn't look the same as if Angelina wore the boy shorts with a tank top. Get my drift? I use to say that I had the disease opposite of anorexia. When I would look into the mirror I would think I was skinny but I was really very fat. I have determined over the years that a lot of people suffer from this very same disease. They desperately need help and might even need to attend some support groups if any exist.
I've been reading Dave Ramsey's book, The Total Money Makeover and so far I like what I've read. As Dave put it in the book, we all have to look into the mirror and realize that WE are the ones responsible for the shape we are in...whether literally or financially. Until we get out of the denial stages that we are what we eat...things will never change. If you keep doing what you're doing you are going to keep getting what you're getting. Do you like what you are getting? Do you like the way you look? Do you like the way you feel? Is your health where it needs to be? Those are the questions that I asked myself last year when I was contemplating the gastric bypass. I finally realized that I was getting no where with trying to lose weight on my own and I felt that I didn't have another year to try to lose it before something major came back to bite me in the butt. So I made the decision last March and I am so glad I went through with the surgery. I feel better than I have in years. I know I have added years to my life. I am no longer on any medications except for my daily vitamins of a multi, calcium, and B-12. How awesome are those beans? I have more energy than ever and the one thing that I absolutely love being able to do now is cross my legs. It's really not a good thing for your veins and legs but I do love to do it.
So now with springtime here and summer is fast approaching I am working on exercising and toning up that flesh that I might be forced to unleash. I would hate to make people sick so I'm going to work on it.
As of this morning I have lost 59.6 lbs. My goal is to lose 40 more and then I will be satisfied.
I really don't care what I weigh so to speak but I do care that I'm healthy and that I feel better.
So here's to UNLEASHING OF THE FLESH..... :)