Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Hard Work Is Starting To Pay Off!!!

What a great day today is!  I walked to Aina Haina from my house and the was about a 3.5 mile hike.  I feel so good!  I am getting there.  I was so happy to watch Dr. Oz today and one of the people in his audience asked him a question that has been really bothering me lately.  He asked why do I gain weight instead of losing weight when I am working out?  Well the answer Dr. Oz had was very interesting.  He told him that he gained the weight because his muscles were not used to being worked and they started pulling the bodies water into them to protect them.  That is why some people gain weight when they begin a workout program. He went on to say that in a couple of weeks as the body gets used to being exercised regularly the weight will start to come off. I was so happy that I was jumping up and down and praising God!  Wooo Hooo!!! My weight is now finally starting to come off and at first I wasn't sure why.  Now I know so it makes me want to work even harder to get healthy.

You can watch the question and answer session w/Dr. Oz here from the 1:15 mark to the 2:08 mark.  It's so true and informative!

Being 56 years old and a cancer survivor I was starting to think that the weight was just never going to come off.  Having chemo well there really isn't anything positive I can say about it, except that I thought I might lose some weight.  I gained weight! 30 pounds and lost all my hair.  I have had all kinds of people tell me that it is going to take time to get this weight off of my body.  That going through cancer and all the chemicals in my body, well it was just going to take some time.  I have been enjoying watching Kirstie Alley's Big Life.  It has been motivating me to work as hard as she does.  She is really funny and has a healthy outlook on life in general.  Anyway I knew that if Kirstie could do then so could I .

  I have so many great friends on Facebook that I adore! They have been wonderful with me and all that I have gone through this last year.  One friend I have is named Pam she is a warm, loving person and I don't think there is anyone more passionate about Jesus Christ than her.  I am praying that all your allergies get healed Pam.  Pam is what my mama would call a bright spot.  There were so many days after chemo when I didn't even think I could make it through the week, I would go on my page and there was a beautiful comment from you Pam.  It warmed my heart to the very core and made me feel lucky to have a friend like you.

Then there is Colleen.  You are a rock for me Colleen. My life long friend. You brought me back to Jesus when I had lost some of my faith.  You mentor me with your deep love for the Lord and your knowledge of His word.  I don't think in all of my life I have ever heard you be cruel to anyone.  You are one of the nicest people I have ever known.  I count myself lucky to call you friend for these many years.  The Lord has always been watching over us both.  He has a plan for each of our lives and our God is such a great God I just can't wait to see what He has in store for us!  The best is yet to come.


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