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.
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