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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Major NSV

Tonight I had a major NSV. 

I have been working on and off all day on my computer.  Stuck in a chair.  In my cramped office.  Just sitting. 

About 7:15 I decided I was bored.  I was getting a bit claustrophobic (I had not been able to swim today).  I needed a change.

Before band I would have plopped my fat butt down in a chair with a bucket of popcorn and vegged.  Because well, I have been working hard all day.....I deserve a little break.

But that is not what I did.  I didn't even think about eating (HUH?).  I laced up my tennies and went for a 3 mile walk with my oldest daughter.

I wore my daughter out.  I would have walked longer but she kept complaining about the heat (it was still around 97 here). 

I remember about a month after being banded I tried to walk and it lasted about 15 minutes before I was huffing and puffing.  Who knew not even 6 months later I would walk 3 miles and I am not falling over from exhaustion. 

I know that they say this band is not magic.........but, to me it is.  Every day I am so thankful that my band has given me a new lease on life.  And this time around, I am not going to waste it on the couch.

3 comments:

  1. Yay, Brenda!! That is a serious NSV- it means you are changing your way of thinking and that will give you good lifetime habits.
    Isn't it wonderful to see our lives changing for the better??

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  2. awesome!!! hopefully i'll be following in your footsteps soon! :)

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  3. Brenda - don't know what is wrong with my blogger but your Thr post is just showing up for me now so pls pardon my delayed enthusiasm !! Soooooo inspiring !

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