Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit...In and Out of Pjs. Losing 135 pounds is easier than keeping it all off!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
What If the extra weight just magically went away in one night?
That is what my nutritionist asked me today. What a question!
What would I notice first?
What really matters?
My first response was just to imagine the physical relief and lightness of losing this extra 60 or so pounds. I wouldn't feel the heaviness that weighs me down in body -mind- spirit. I might jump out of bed with energy rather that trip and stumble in to the bathroom. ( Ok, so maybe magic weight loss doesn't mean sudden grace and balance.)
Maybe I wouldn't feel the discomfort in my pelvic area or hips or back that I feel every morning when I get out of bed. My shoulders and elbows may not pop and crack as I move around. Maybe I would run my hand down a flatter abdomen and slip in to looser clothes. Hey, better than that, I'd go shopping for new clothes. Cute workout clothes. Then I'd go run a 5 K on the treadmill as I work towards improving my running time. My knees could handle it better back at that lower weight.
I'd have that feeling of pride that I'm healthier and more fit. I like the feeling that I'm a quasi athlete. And it's Fun, more fun when I'm not down and beating up on myself.
She made a good point. It's what I needed to hear.
It was a reminder to me of what I want, really want. See, I've been at that lower weight and felt all those things. I just had to remember what it felt like. I can do this. It isn't impossible.
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.