Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Consumed (Jennifer)

I have been so consumed with how I havent been feeling good, and frustrated with the lack of answers.  I think I hit a low and I hope I never feel that way again.  Although I still dont have any answers I am learning to move on.  I cannot and will not spend all of my time wrapped up in how I dont feel well and be consumed with worry.  I have had several tests and its time to move on.  Its time to focus on the positive!

I have been running here and there and it feels great.  I went for a run when visiting my parents last weekend, despite the flurries that were falling!  I didnt use my new running watch so I dont know the distance but it was an amazing feeling to get out there and accomplish a run.  It was cold when I started but by the end I was fine.  It was about a half hour so must have been about 2 and a half miles or so I am thinking.  Not bad.  And the park near my parents house is great for running which made it even better.  There are special color coded paths and just a nice environment to be in.  I dont have a place like that near our house that I am aware of.  Its nice to think that when I go home to my parents house that I actually look forward to going out and having a great run.  And going home to see "my people" is such a warm feeling.  I find that I am getting homesick lately, even though its only two hours away.  I am thinking its probaby from being couped up in this cold and snowy winter!  We are supposed to get more snow today and some chilly weather for the next week but I hoping that will be it for the winter weather.  One can hope right?

Today's reason for losing weight:
*Today I watched Margene's video on her blog.  It is truly inspiring and really touched me.  I had goosebumps and tears throughout the whole thing.  If you havent already maybe stop by her blog and watch it.  Its quite moving.

Today I am thankful for:
*My family.  There are times when life gets hard and there are certain people you turn to.  For me, its my family and God.


Jessica said...

Glad you are staying positive. We travel quite a bit on the weekends during the summer watching Minor league baseball, and I have special parks and gyms I like to visit in the different cities :)

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Yay for running again. I would so want to be your running partner if I lived close... maybe you could kick my butt in gear!! ;)

It is hard to move on from all that you've been facing with your health and needing answers. I admire your courage and wisdom. My prayers are still with ya girl!

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement with my journey. I appreciate every word you've said to me... you are an inspiration yourself!!

God bless!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

It is so hard some days to stay positive. I know.
Keep going !
I am so proud that you are running!
Whoo hoo!
I am off to see Margene's blog now!
Have a pretty day!

Juliana said...

I know how you feel today wasnt the most positive day for me, but just know that its okay to have those days! Tomorrow will be better!

Jen said...

Just letting you know I moved from blogger and I now have a blog with wordpress, but i had to change the name from jen's losin' it to

Hope to see you there!!!!


Kimberlynn said...

I hope you're starting to feel better. I've had many of those days myself lately. It's getting better, but boy oh boy was it hard. Hang in there and remember that this too shall pass.

Jessica said...

You crossed my mind I wanted to check in and see how you are doing :)