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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Healthy

I feel healthy.  I feel like I'm not just doing a bunch of stuff temporarily.  I feel like this is now my lifestyle.  I'm now a skinny, active person who eats pretty well, doesn't (normally) obsess about food and likes myself. 

It is a great feeling!  I spent years of my life doing things I knew were not good for my body.  I have been obese.  I've been a smoker.  I've been bulimic.  I've beat myself up and hated myself for not being the person I knew I wanted to be, that I knew I could be.  Over the years I quit smoking, quit binging, quit purging and now I've quit overeating.  I've always been pretty active, but now I seek out opportunities to exercise every day and I want to do it. 

I feel better at age 37 than I did at 27 or even 17.  I think I am healthier than I've ever been in my life! 

I wish you could have known me before just for comparison's sake.  Let's just say I was a hot mess.  I'm not perfect now - far from it, but I am happy with where I'm at.

And that, my friends, is pretty amazing!

17 comments:

Amanda said...

I love it.

YOu are right. It is pretty amazing and it is the right attitude! I hope we all feel like this too!

Alexis said...

So awesome.

Justawallflower said...

That is beyond amazing! I can't wait to get there. I feel like I'm still so far away!

TheCurvyCat said...

Hell yeah!!! I've jumped exactly the same hurdles.... and I feel WAY better now at 37 than I did at 27 too! I'm telling you, 40 is the new 20, at least for some of us! ;)

I haven't gotten to skinny yet, but I can see it on the horizon, not *too* far away.

You kick ass, girl! :D

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

That's what I call victory! Congrats!

Bandita Senorita said...

Good for you! :)

MandaPanda said...

Best post ever! That's awesome!

Nella said...

me too!

Drazil said...

Pretty incredible post. Healthy is GOOD!

Linda said...

Such a great feeling isn't it?

Manda said...

Wow, that's great! What a wonderful reward for all your hard work!!

Ronnie said...

Love this post, you do seem rather happy lately. :)

tagyourit said...

YAY!!! Great post!

Rachel said...

Yours is a definite success story. Thank you for your transparency and your advice! Thanks for showing us how it is done.

Band Groupie said...

You're amazing! I was going to say that you give me hope that the scale won't rule my life forever, but then I saw your last blog LOL. OK, you give me hope that I'll only be sweating out .2 lbs. and that, my friend, is amazing!

BTW...we still had the 30 year old TV's up until the recent government change over.

Kristin said...

I love this post!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

THAT IS AWESOME! HEALTHY! That is the answer isn't it! Oh girl... a hot mess... I know what that is! I am so happy for you and proud of you!
I am desperatly trying to get where you are. One day at a time...

Have a pretty day!
Kristin