Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Energy

I am getting a lot done today. Yesterday, I spring cleaned my living room and it is cleaner than it has been literally in years. I always *thought* about spring cleaning, but never quite had the energy or motivation to get very far. But something's changed, I guess, because I cleaned and dusted every surface including vacuuming the tops of hundreds of dusty books on shelves, sorting and organizing child and dog toys, washing windows, cleaning furniture and walls, washing curtains and cleaning light fixtures. I have no idea where that energy came from; I have been a slug all winter but suddenly I feel moved. Today I emptied a large cabinet in my dining room that was full of art supplies and music. I found stuff I haven't seen in ten years. I actually took out a full kitchen trash bag of stuff from that cabinet, and now everything I kept is put back neatly and dust free. Later I will clean the light fixtures, walls, and woodwork in the dining room. It is a GREAT feeling to have the energy and desire to do this. Last spring, even after all that weight loss, I weighed 220ish pounds and I had zero energy to clean. I always did the basic surface stuff but wow, does it feel wonderful to be able to really clean and declutter my space. It makes me feel healthier... mentally and physically. And I am blessing my family with a clean, neat home.

Losing weight has brought me so many blessings, including increased energy and ability to move for long periods without pain. I could never have fathomed how much better my life would be after losing 100 pounds. It was so worth it, it really was, and it is worth every struggle and every day or working at losing more. I had no idea what I was missing. I am so thankful for this chance... a chance to live a fuller, richer life.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

God Bless you Lyn, I am so enjoying redading your blog. I have learned so much from you and I am thankful to have stumbled upon your journal...I KNOW the feeling you are talking about and it feels so good to declutter and get organized...Keep up the good work!!! Keep being your honest and wonderful self...May God continue to give you the energy you need and the strength to fight the battle!!
Peace
Stacey D from Sylmar Ca

violinista said...

So happy and excited for you!

Holly L. said...

Amazing post! You are amazing! I hope my turn of spring energy will come soon...

Lily Fluffbottom said...

Oooh, Spring Cleaning. I haven't got that bug yet, but I think its coming. I have lots I need to do.

LN said...

What a lovely post! I am so glad you are well and full of energy.

Sandra said...

Wow, Lyn! A year ago you were 40lbs heavier! What a difference it's made to your whole life.
There is nothing quite like that feeling you're describing of getting your spaces in order. It's all inter-connected, you are living the life you deserve.
Thanks for sharing the ups and downs.
God bless.
xoxox

Pretty Pauline said...

This is so good, and I was needing just such a KICK! :)

Lori said...

Yahoo for you!!

Don't call yourself a slug though. You were sick. You couldn't help that. You are a terrific, generous woman.
Lori

Anonymous said...

Lyn, you are such an inspiration! I've been doing Medifast (week 6 now), and feel so much better! I'm down 22 pounds, and am already feeling more energetic and ready to tackle things like cleaning!

I'm so proud of you! Hopefully I'll someday be celebrating my 100 pound weight loss too!

Hugs, Maria

Jennica said...

And there is my motivations to get up and get my workout done...RIGHT NOW!! Thanks!!

Debbie said...

So well said, what blessings weight loss brings us besides our health. Your family is blessed to have you and we are blessed to read your blog.
Thank you for the inspiration!

Cynthia said...

You know the other day, I was cleaning like a mad woman, you know the cleaning you do when the in-laws are comming along with 50 other people you want to impress. And, I couldn't figure it out, even my mom was going... who's comming over? Thank you for being part of the inspiration to finding more energy, I can now eat off my floors....well like a day ago I could have done that... I'm not tempting fate today.

Tami said...

This is so inspiring. I'm about to start on a weght-loss journey and to hear someone talk about feeling exactly the way I'd like to feel is really motivating. Thanks for this post!

~ Lyndsay The Kitchen Witch said...

I too have been spring cleaning - and marveling over how much more energy and motivation I have while on this amazing journey toward health.

Yay Lyn, and thanks for being such an inspiration.

Katie said...

Can so identify with weight problems.You are an inspiration to many who suffer with obesity.Lose the pounds and be happy and healthy. That is the way to go...

Made for more - 44 and fat no more! said...

You are an inspiration to me! As someone who needs to lose more than 100 pounds your blog is so helpful. 3 weeks ago I started the Take Shape for Life plan. So far so good. Some meals I hate, some I love. I do love your chicken taco soup -- have made it twice! OH, and I've lost 22 pounds in 21 days! woo hoo!. I know it will taper off, but I'll take what I can get.

Toyin O. said...

Congrats on your weight loss, keep uop the good work.