Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's the Little Things...

I had a few reasons to celebrate this morning.  Nothing huge, but what I'm learning is that it's often the little things that mean a lot.

I was away from the gym and pool for much of this week, and while I did intentionally try to increase my walking outdoors, I still didn't have much hope that I had lost any weight.  In fact, I was fairly sure that I was going to see a gain on the scale, not only because of the lack of cardio exercise, but also the INCREDIBLE food they fed us! When I stepped on the scale this morning, though, I had lost a pound.  Now a pound by itself isn't much, I know.  But for those of you keeping track, this pound helps me hit a really nice number...75!!!  I have lost 75 pounds in a little over a year!

So I took my shower after weighing myself, feeling really good about that single pound, but then something really cool happened when I got out.  While drying myself off, I realized that the bath towel wrapped completely around me.  For most of you, that's probably got you scratching your head and wondering if the lack of sleep I've suffered for much of this week has somehow affected my brain!  But if you're a big girl like me, you'll understand this.  Bath towels can dry us off...but they don't ever wrap around us.  Ever.  And the ends never meet, much less overlap.  Bath towels just don't fit when you're overweight.  Except that now, mine does.  A little thing?  Yes.  A huge accomplishment?  DEFINITELY!

Hope your day is filled with many little things that make it GREAT!!


  1. Congrats Angie! You are truly inspiring and I really look up to you and your journey. Plus, I love reading your have such a beautiful way with words :)

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´Misty

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  2. You go girl! It's what I call a "non scale victory." Enjoy it and celebrate it!

  3. Misty and Erin...THANKS for celebrating with me! It's been a great support for me to know that I have lots of people out there cheering me on! Thanks for being great cheerleaders for me! :-)

  4. Wow....... I've never stopped to think about wrapping a towel around myself. I just do it and it always feels good (if it's a nice, fluffy towel). I am so glad that you, too, can now enjoy the feeling!

  5. Thanks, Marybeth! I'm pretty excited to be able to do it, too! Like I said...a little thing, but it means a lot! LOVE reading about your new bike riding adventure! Thanks for sharing your own's inspiring!


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