‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Glorious New Day!

I'm in shock. I've shocked myself! I woke up at 6am wide awake, with a desire to....RUN! I have not run in over 16 years. I have definitely not had a desire to run in 16 years either! But today I woke up, wide awake and happy in my bed , and all I wanted to do was run. So, I found something athletic to wear ( that was a feat) and I put on sneakers...and I ran. I ended up running a mile! Of course, I stopped now and then and did either a brisk walk or very slow jog, but the point is..I did it!

I am amazing myself. I didn't think I would get through yesterday, the cravings and rage were so strong. but today is a new day and I feel even more alive than the day before!

I guess I'm writing this to say to ANYONE reading this who struggles with either disease or obesity...YOU CAN DO IT! I swear, If I can do this, there is no one in the world who can't. This diet has me feeling soooo incredibly alive and happy that it makes me not WANT to cheat..even when the cravings feel like they are going to kill me.

I'll report later on my intake of today. Thus far its just an apple and lots of water, but I need to get some greens in soon. I'll keep you posted.


1 comment:

  1. This summer I felt just the same. I've never been slim. But something has changed... It wasn't a diet in my case, I just spent more time with my friends and family. I had more activities available to me even though I had lost my full-time job. And I believe my key to a healthier body is a book recommended by my friend.(the book has nothing to do with diets or healthy food). The idea is that we may believe that we're plumpy/bony/unattractive...and our body will follow our "commands". Now I love my body, I respect and trust it. I stopped blaming myself and I feel much better.
    P.S. Your blog is very inspiring btw. I admire the people like you!


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