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Day One: Kicking off 2012


Day 1: A picture of yourself and a description of how your day was


Anyways, the day started off on a low note as I had to weigh-in for the new Shrinking Jeans challenge – Shrink Yo’Self in 2012 – which kicks off today. I spent much of the morning beating myself up for allowing myself to gain back much of the wait I was able to lose in 2010. I had decided that my surgery and post-op treatment were not a valid excuse and obviously I just hadn’t been good enough to maintain. On the way home from church however I listened to Oh How He Loves by David Crowder Band and was reminded of something. No matter how much I try to be perfect, skinny, or accomplish x, y, and z before I consider myself worthy or useable the Spirit is there waiting on me to answer as He whispers that I am enough. Just as I am right now because my value does not lie in me but Who is living within me. It was the perfect reminder to start 2012 with peace that I am loved.


Much of the rest of the day was spent like most days in the last two weeks – in bed.  The pain the last two weeks has been pretty terrible but thankfully I have been off from work which has made it a little easier for me to manage the pain and rest when needed. Not sure how everything will work when I go back to work on Tuesday. Maybe my rheumatologist will have a miracle for me tomorrow at my appointment! I have PT in the morning and then will travel an hour north for my rheum appointment at 2!


As for my picture of the day – well, I really struggled about whether or not to post it as it is definitely not the most flattering picture. Actually it may be the most unflattering picture I have ever posted on my blog but for the sake of being real about who I am and the reality of life with chronic illness, I’m going to post it anyway:

Reality of Chronic Illness



How did 2012 start off for you? If you re joining in the 30 Day Challenge be sure to link up your post  so I can be sure to visit your post!


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8 comments on “Day One: Kicking off 2012

  1. Amy says:

    Oh How He loves is my favorite worship song right now! I cry every time I hear it! Best wishes to you on your shrinking jeans challenge. I just began my own weight loss journey. May God bless you in 2012!

  2. C.C. @ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter says:

    Praying about your appointment tomorrow. I hope the dr has something helpful to share with you.

  3. Shari@Rain into Rainbows says:

    Oh gosh, your day & mine were REALLY similar, weren’t they? I was able to make it out of bed for several hours. Got some laundry done and helped Hubs with wrapping ornaments to put away the Christmas decor. He did the bulk of the work but at least I can say that I helped.

    I admire you for putting your photo up. I really wondered whether to do mine for today, but I just didn’t have the guts.

    Oh, and about the weight thing? So with ya, girl! I officially started back on WW Online today! We can be partners in the battle if ya want. 😉

  4. Nancy says:

    I was beating myself up this morning with my weigh in too. One of my goals for 2012 is to not be so hard on myself about everything. I’m going to try to just do the best I can and let that be okay. I think your picture is lovely! There is absolutely nothing wrong with being real.

  5. Sarah K. (The Mama Pirate) says:

    Hey! Good job on posting that photo. I’m funny about pictures about myself so I can imagine how hard that was for you. I really hope and pray you get more answers and relief soon. My mother in law has chronic illnesses including fibromyalgia and she has weekly massages and swims every other day or so which really helps her. It took a long time for her to find anything that helped though.

    I love that you’re doing this 30 day challenge and I’m taking it!

  6. I’m so sorry you’ve been in so much pain lately! I can completely understand.

    Praying for relief for you.


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