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In just 3 years….

Published July 17, 2016 by lynn k scott

If you have a Facebook account, you might be familiar with a semi-new feature called, “On this day”.  It allows you to look back on your posts that you made that day, from years ago. Some days, the memories are ones I don’t care to remember.  Others are one that I can’t believe I had forgotten or immediately bring a smile to my face.

Since 2012-2013, when I discovered I had Celiac’s Disease, during one of the hardest times in my life, losing my sister and mother within a year of each other, I started undergoing a body transformation.

Can I pinpoint exactly what has caused the weight-loss I experienced?  No.  There’s been a combination and I to say which one has done more is virtually impossible.  Obviously, having to change my diet to a gluten-free one was a factor.  Having a stress-level, that probably reach an unhealthy level was another.  Then there were the days and weeks that I was accidentally “glutened” or just didn’t care and ate food that would hurt me.  My body responded appropriately and emptied my system (rather violently at times) and/or caused great pain to remind me that I can’t do that.  Eating healthier, giving up soda, becoming addicted, and competitive, on with my basic FitBit, drinking more water has all played a factor in my weight loss.

So what does this have to do with Facebook?  On July 6, 2016, I had “memories” to look back on and there was one from 2013.  I couldn’t believe looking at the picture how much I had changed.  Ironically, that morning, I had my daughter take a full body pic of me (almost never do this).  I had her do it because I liked the comfy outfit I was wearing and the jeans now another size smaller.

I decided to put the two pictures side by side.  I was blown away.  So much so, I shared it with my Facebook friends.  Those who know me, know I don’t share many pictures of myself, esp. full body ones.  Even my eldest child, who loves to give me grief and isn’t known for compliments, gave me credit for my dramatic change.  I didn’t spend money I didn’t have on a gym, diet pills, or even increase my exercise level dramatically.  I walked a bit more and watched what I was eating.  Ok, I had to watch what I was eating because of the Celiacs, but it was still an opportunity to evaluate my food and beverage choices.  I occasionally will have a soda from time to time or on a bad day, eat half a tub of ice cream, but I still am dropping the weight because I choose to make a conscious effort.

I never thought I would lose as much weight as I have; over 40 pounds.  It’s staying off because it’s been gradual.  Slow and steady wins the weight-loss race.

 

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Why? Why? Why!!!

Published March 29, 2015 by lynn k scott

Address me as Lynn or Ms. Scott
This is my pen name
So it matters not

I need to share
I need to speak
It's not really your approval
That I seek

I blog in her honor
I blog as a reminder
I blog to assist
I blog to be kinder

There was a time
When petty pride
Allowed my feelings 
To run and hide

We were sisters
And sisters will fight
A decade of silence passed
Which now keeps me up at night

It wasn't a matter of right 
It wasn't a matter of wrong
It's such a shame
We didn't realize that all along

We made amends
We found each other again
Fate was twisted
So that not where this ends

In just nine short months
In no time at all
Cancer took you from me
I felt my world fall

I miss you dearly
I still can't let go
Time doesn't heal all wounds
I want you to know

Some days I laugh
Some days I cry
Some days I wonder
Why? Why? WHY!!!

Pleasant Surprise

Published March 10, 2015 by lynn k scott

It was a really bad afternoon.  I reiterate, in case you missed previous posts, I LOATHE the medical profession and all it stands for.  One of my coworkers wanted to be funny as I was leaving the office.  He made a “cute” comment.  I was just about at the door, shades on, defeated after the afternoon’s events and just said “bite me”.  Can I say that?  Technically, no.  Yet, considering how the office runs, I can definitely get away with it.  The guys responded with “OOOH” and laughter followed.

I arrive home and a vehicle drives past and stops across the street from my house.  I’m thinking, “now what?”.  Turns out, it’s a local friend I actually met on Facebook.  We’ve had a few interactions and I was able to gift her a few things for her girls. The items had been gifted to me and I just wanted to pass them along to someone who could use them.  We had wanted to sit down and chat at some point, but Life had different plans for us and the months passed before we knew it.

Turns out, she’ll be on my street more as there is a new daycare here.  We had a few minutes to say “hi”, swap a few “issues” we each were addressing and just lending an ear to each other.  It wasn’t much, but it was such a pleasant surprise.  Simple in the approach, but invaluable in its meaning.  I didn’t realize how much I needed just to commute with; another adult who had semblance of understanding and compassion.

Very grateful for the simple things in this world.

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