10 Miracles happened to me last week!
1. Fit in that small space between the bleachers at kids Karate practice!!
I was even able to bend my leg!!! That NEVER would have happened 225 pounds ago!
2. Fit between 2 very tightly parked cars (AGAIN!)….Yes this is getting downright fun.
I used to live in fear of this. Now I get excited when I see a car parked too close to me because it just means another miracle!!
3. Built a fort with my kids in their room and…
I GOT IN IT!!!!!
If this is not a miracle…then I don’t know what is.
I FIT IN THE FORT !!
My kids were so excited!!!!!
4. I wore my seatbelt in the car!
I’ve been able to do this for quite awhile but it NEVER stops being an absolute miracle!
I could not wear a seatbelt for almost 7 years!
5. Took my kids to the movies to see GI Joe! And it didn’t matter that we only had 5 minutes to spare
I could squeeze in pretty much anywhere
Before we would have to go VERY early to make sure we could find two seats for me to fit in on the end of a row
AND if the arm did not go up between the seats then that would not even work
But now we cruise in like it’s no big deal!!!!!
6. I set up the pool for my children and had a water balloon fight!
I can’t even begin to describe how IMPOSSIBLE it would ever have been for me to fix the pool in the backyard up for my children
Even with help, I would not have been able to do one bit of it because it takes way too much physical exertion and strength
Even filling up water balloons and tying them off takes energy, strength and effort that I did not have at over 400 pounds.
That has all changed !!!!!!
7. Cleaned out my entire closet! And that was YEARS worth of plus size clothes I no longer need
I kept a few items that I will never get rid of because I want to remember where I started and how far I have come.
I had so many clothes in my closet that I can no longer wear it was practically empty by the time I was done.
My daughter, Savannah, helped me and it was a big job.
The exact kind of thing that takes strength, stamina and energy I did not have before losing weight
8. Fit into an XL shirt!
After we cleaned out the closet, we took the clothes to Goodwill
I even gave away my most beloved blouse from Catherine’s. I wore this blouse so many times because it always made me feel comfortable.
It is hard to feel comfortable and confident in your clothes when you struggle with your weight but this blouse always made me feel that way.
I don’t know why–it just did.
It was a 5X and I had this blouse for years but it was time to let it go to another home.
I never thought I would see the day that I would go from a 5X to an XL
I went to visit my blouse at Goodwill a few days later. Part of me felt like buying it back b/c I wore it for so many years
But I don’t need it anymore. It’s time to say goodbye 🙂
And now that I’ve said goodbye to the 5X blouse, I bought an XL blouse
9. Fit in a booth…in the MIDDLE between both of my kids!
10. Laid on my stomach! I cannot even begin to describe how impossible this would have been before.
You don’t lay on your stomach when you’re over 400 pounds because it’s virtually impossible
Now I can lay on my stomach with no problems and no pain.
The truth is this
Every day is a miracle
Everything from waking up in a bed instead of a recliner
To walking to the mailbox without effort
Every SINGLE day of my life is one miracle after another
And I will never take anything for granted again!