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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Between Sizes

Between sizes.  That is what I call it.  Not quite a plus size.  I'm an extra large on a petite frame.  Makes it quite difficult to find clothes that fit.  Still, I am going to boldly go where I have not gone before.  Anything that is two sizes too small or more is going out.  That means all my size 10's, 12's, and Mediums are going.  (Hubby said I might want to keep 20% of the too small clothing, expecially the stuff that was worn only once or less).

I didn't gain this weight overnight and it's likely that I won't lose it that way either.  I am waiting for the weather to warm up and quit raining.  I want to bike and walk.  That's the plan.  MAYBE I will go to the gym and do some weight resistant exercise as well.  I know I should cut back on the cookies....but that's a toughie.  I am soooooo addicted!  Any suggestions for cookie replacement with my morning coffee?

It is thundering to beat the band.  Would be a good day to stay in bed, but I have to take my son to work, go to the chiropractor, get my hair trimmed, do a little shopping for birthday cards, etc, visit my Mom.
What a way to spend my day off!


Linda said...

Well, I exercised this morning....tired out just watching the lady jumping rope. ...bad things would happen if I did that. LOL

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I'm hearing you! I have a few pieces of clothes that need to get out of the closet and to the thrift store.
Summer will help. We must not give up! One step at a time.
Sweet photos of your Mom at the pet expo.

Lyn said...

oh I really don't like excercise, I go swimming when I can and we do plenty of walking and I know I should do more but....well, Good luck with your plan.