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Friday, Jul 27 2007 - progress

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it is friday morning and i am sitting in marianne's son's room trying to get in as much computer time as possible. we have a lot to do for the party tomorrow and i want to be as helpful as possible. we were up late last night too. ok, so i am up late every night, but today it just feels worse than usual. i will feel better after i have breakfast i am sure. food always does it...:) I weighed-in a day early because i knew i would be away from my home scale today (i was tempted to take it with me, but then i thought that was a tad too obsessive). it was a good weigh-in, but i lost more than expected. a 3.5 loss for the week brings my total to 25 pounds gone since 4/15. i am happy with my progress and look forward to losing the next 25 pounds, and the pounds after that...well you get the picture...:)

" i am not happy with where i am. but it is so much better than where i have been." i read that quote recently (i don't know whose quote it is, so forgive me). it so perfectly describes how i feel right now about the progress i am making. it's a body in motion for sure. which leads me to today's inspiration for my blog. progress. we all measure it differently, but really the result we want the most is the same for all of us. at least i think it is.

this is a slow journey
and i look for
telltale signs
of progress
everywhere
in everything
around me
clothes fitting better
every day
a little less rattle
in the bones
when i wake
leaving a little food
on my plate,
eating just enough
instead of every drop


progress
it's in the extra pep
i feel
as i do my chores
it's in the easier time
i have
getting in and out
of the car
it's in the bending
that i couldn't do
3 short months ago
at least not without
feeling every bone was
about to break
because that's how it was
and i hated it

progress
it's in the confidence
the smile
i wear more often
the glow
my skin shines now
not from a constant
sweaty brow
but an inner,
healthy, beauty
that i had lost
for way too long
and everyone
sees it now
grace is back
we've missed her
we really have

progress
it's slow
i know that
i am not trying
to break any records
and i am not trying
to be something
too soon
i don't want to get there
and not be ready
for the happiness
i know i will feel
when i can strut
my stuff
in my size 14 jeans
yes, that's all i really want
nothing beyond my grasp
something
i can work toward
and see progress
every day
and be sure
it's possible

then again, all things are possible.


note: i can't finish this just yet. i will be back....it's a good start....

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12 comments so far.

12.

7 years ago

:) You'll be fine.... have fun!

by WOLFENA

WOLFENA

11.

7 years ago

Congrats on the 25 pound weight loss!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
It sounds like you have such a fun weekend planned....enjoy every minute of it!

by DIMPLEGRIN1

DIMPLEGRIN1

10.

7 years ago

:hi: Congratulations on the 3.5 pound lose this week and a BIG congratulations on the 25 pounds gone. :clap: :clap: That is just wonderful! Have a fun filled weekend.

by JUSTPATTI

JUSTPATTI

9.

7 years ago

Hi Grace, :)

What a great weight loss! You are doing great. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. I bet you are so happy that Ralph is back. You have accomplished so much. You are an inspiration to us all.

by GWENDOLYN

8.

7 years ago

:wave1: Wow....3.5 gone this week..:clap::clap: 25 pounds gone in a little over 3 months is awesome..:thumbu2: You are doing so well...Keep it up...Have a great day...:)

by BIGGRAMMA

BIGGRAMMA

7.

7 years ago

Grace, you are doing so great. You have the best attitude. I'm glad you're here for the rest of us to benefit from! :love:

by ZUMBALOVE

ZUMBALOVE

6.

7 years ago

Grace, great job on the WI and pounds lost :thumbu2:

by LOSEWEIGHTIN10

5.

7 years ago

Congratulations on the 25lbs gone! Doesn't it feel wonderful? You can and will do this with your attitude. It just takes time and we are all in such a hurry to have it done now. Enjoy your wknd with your friends. Sue

by MEDIASUE

MEDIASUE

4.

7 years ago

Yeah for 25 pounds gone. :y: Yeah also for feeling and seeing the difference. BTW, I posted the photo of my painting 3 times now, checked it, it was there, and then poof! gone. Maybe it's that painting stealer spirit! LOL Have a good week, Grace! :love: I will miss all of you guys.

by BUN201

BUN201

3.

7 years ago

You did it. You really did it.
I am so happy for you.:)
Enjoy your party.
I'll be thinking about you.
Rona

by RSW

RSW

2.

7 years ago

YAY :clap: Grace for the weight loss you are doing an awesome job---keep up the good work :)

by TEXSKH05

TEXSKH05

1.

7 years ago

Congrats on the 25lbs!! That's amazing :)!

by NOBINGE

NOBINGE