Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dog Chow


Today, after work, I had to go to the pet store and get a bag of dog food for my dogs. There's nothing exciting about that, I admit, but bare with me. Anyway, I strolled past the cats and kittens that are up for adoption...move on, girl, you don't need any more critters right now. So I got my bag of chow and checked out, loaded the bag in the car and drove home.

When I got home I hefted the bag of food out of the car and headed for the house. Dang, that bag was heavy. I could feel my legs working harder to make it up the slight incline of the driveway. I was huffing and puffing and moving so slow and labored. It was, after all, a 35 lb bag of dog food.

Then it dawned on me - 35 lbs! That's how much I've lost so far! Look how I'm struggling with this 35 lb bag of dog food. When I sat the bag down there was instant relief. I felt so much lighter! I could really tell the difference a few pounds makes. I can't wait till I've lost a 50 lb bag of chow!

The Morning Glory rides are really making a difference in my daily attempt at this lifestyle change diet thing. I'm not as hungry during the day and I even seem to be smiling at total strangers more often. Not that I'm not friendly, but I've been so used to feeling invisible that I don't always connect with people when I'm out and about. But today, at the post office and at the pet store, it seemed I was drawn to the faces around me. Hmmmm. Cool. :)

Have a great Friday and don't forget to drink your water!

16 comments:

  1. You're doing fantastic Tena! I'm really enjoying following your blog. Can't wait til I too have lost 35 lbs...I'm on my way!

    Tammy
    http://foodaddict-fromfattofab.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hefting a weight equal to what you have lost is a BIG eye-opener! No wonder we felt tired all the time and in pain constantly!

    Well done on losing a bag of chow and do for that 50lb bag next!

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  3. doesn't it feel great to be able to put it down and walk away? And you have! Yays

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  4. Your comment about feeling invisible sums me up to a tee. I can totally relate to that.

    Also, I used to raise and show horses and I hate the same experience when lugging around a bag of horse feed. It really puts a picture to the process, for sure.

    I'm glad you are enjoying your morning rides. Sounds like you are well on your way and enjoying the trip. I'm happy for you. Congrats!

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  5. Isn't it interesting that when we put a concrete "thing" to our weight lost (i.e. the bag of dog chow) it feels so much more real? Good for you....and on to the 50# bag now. Way to go.

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  6. What an eye opener. 35 lbs is a LOT of weight! Congratulations :)

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  7. I totally get the feeling invisable thing. I must go lift some dog chow....and get some perspective!!!

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  8. Awesome light bulb moment - you seriously don't realize it while you are carrying it on your rear, but as soon as its only in your arms, its amazing how heavy it feels! Keep up the great work!

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  9. woowoo! thats an awesome realization. :) 35lbs is pretty awesome!

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  10. What an amazing insight! Of course it's hard to carry those extra pounds around...

    You really are doing great!

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  11. Wow, that really does put it in perspective doesn't it? I just couldn't help but smile when I imagine how you must have felt at the moment of that realization! :-)

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  12. Woohoo! That must have felt pretty sweet :)

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  13. As you become lighter in weight your spirit seems to be lighting UP!
    I love your name for them ... The Morning Glory Rides. It's perfect.

    When you hit 50 lbs lost do you think you could pose with a bag of chow? As a commemorative post?

    Isn't it fantastic ... that back a few months ago when you thought you might not do it that you indeed have and ARE doing it?
    Tena, I am so very excited to be witnessing this transformation of yours!

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  14. There's nothing like a tangible thing to show us just how much weight we've been carrying around! I always look for things that weight around the weight I've lost, just to show myself how heavy 10 or 20 pounds really feels!
    Congrats - 35 pounds is awesome!!!

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  15. Awesome Tena!!! It's hard to realize it until you've actually held the weight. Woo!

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  16. This is so true. Thanks for sharing! I've only lost a 13 lb bag of dog chow but I guess I should say "only."

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