It's been a good week and I am feeling well! My feet are still pain-free, I am walking daily and getting lots more done that I have over the past year. I am actually back in that place where I like to work around the house and in the yard because it doesn't hurt, and I am also able to shop for hours rather than being limited to one store a day. The shopping is fun for sure, and I even enjoy the physical work of chores because it is such a blessing just to be able to do them when I want to! Maybe my year of pain was a gift, in a way, because it woke me up to the simple joys of life. I no longer take walking or standing for granted. But no, I don't want that 'gift' ever again in my life!
Hard to believe we are almost halfway through summer break already. We've had lots of fun and we've got some great plans ahead: a couple of day-long road trips (one this weekend and one later) and at least two more longer mini-vacations as well. I am so thankful to be able to enjoy my life each day.
I am devoted to taking care of my health in the best way possible. I've been doing well on the eating front, still following the Medifast plan and enjoying fresh produce and free range meat and eggs from the farmer's markets. Another one of my "old fat clothes" pairs of capri jeans bit the dust this week (threadbare) so they got tossed and I went to buy new ones. I am not quite small enough in the hips for the 14's I have at home and am running out of 16's, so I just bought one pair of 16's. I hesitated, because they are *almost* loose, but I can't find anything in a 14 that fits yet. So I got them and hopefully soon I will fit some more of my smaller clothing.
I am practicing grace and thankfulness in my everyday life, and am trying to stay in a mindset of celebrating the gifts and opportunities that I have. I am being filled with a new and awesome peace, and a solidity in my sense of purpose and value.
I want to especially thank the people who read here who have prayed for me over the past weeks or months or years. Thank you so much. It has changed me more than you know and I pray the same peace and grace for you.
Friday Update and Reality Check
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