Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Epiphany

While strolling down memory lane and roaming the archives of my blog I had an epiphany. I was reading a kind of amusing post written a year ago about how much pain I was in and how much body must hate me to treat me that way and I realized that I don't feel like that anymore.

I am not in constant pain. My knees only bother me if I do something beyond the normal and normal includes going to the gym. My stomach still has a few issues but it is sooo much better that I rarely even give it a thought. I always thought that weight was not a major contributor to my health issues but it obviously was.

Do you ever stop to notice those days you feel good? I think it truly takes feeling really bad to be truly appreciative of good health. I remember when I was a kid, I developed hives for an entire summer. I had red itchy bumps and it drove me crazy. I remember thinking what kind of heaven it would be to just not feel itchy. Now before I had hives, I didn't think the simple act of being not itchy would be considered heaven. After the hives were gone, I could really understand how good that simple luxury could be.

It is the same now, in the past, I would never have known how good it feels to be able to sleep a full night without waking up with back pain. I would never have known what it was like to spend the day shopping and not come home with swollen knees. I would never have known what it was like to go for days without serious issues with my stomach. Now I do.

Now I just need to keep remembering how good it feels to just feel good.

Food for Tuesday
  • 4 points--ff frankfurters
  • 0 points--salsa
  • 1 points--fat free sugar free yogurt
  • 1 points--fruit cup
  • 0 points--coffee
  • 1 points--ww bread
  • 2 points--peanut butter
  • 1 points--jelly
  • 5 points--chicken breast
  • 0 points--steamed veggies
  • 5 points--brown rice
  • 2 points--apple and orange
  • 1 points--fruit bar
  • 0 points--coffee
  • 1 points--yogurt
  • 24 points--total for Wednesday

3 comments:

digitalGoobie said...

I'm so happy for you, and that you're able to look back and realize this. For me, I think some things in my health have improved, while others have gotten worse. I think the bad stuff is mostly due to stress and such. Over working muscles and everything - hopefully it will all calm down soon enough.

Anyway, you're doing fantastic, and I read the interview you gave, very interesting!

Lazy Daisy said...

Preach it Sister...Every day is a present. To feel good during that day is the bow on top!

Jezzie said...

Yes, the new look is great! and the blog is good too:) how fantastic, I couldn't help but htink how much fun it will be to play dress up with a new YOU!


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