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All The Don’ts PD Has Brought Me

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    Today is my 2nd PD-versary — I think. I didn’t pay much attention to the actual day because I didn’t really believe I’d ever need to reference it! I know I would not have started on my birthday, so I am going with the day after. I lost 30 pounds the first year, and maybe another 5 the second. But really, as delightful as it is to take size 6 pants into the dressing room, and find they are sometimes too loose, that was just a bonus.

    What I am really celebrating is all the “don’ts” PD has brought me:
    I don’t fear my colon cancer (11 years ago) will come back.
    I don’t have contingency plans for having a heart attack or stroke in my retirement years.
    I don’t worry about diabetes that plagued my poor mom in her 60s.
    I don’t have anything to add to the conversations among my peers about being tired, the risks of statins or the pain of plantar fasciitis.
    I don’t wear baggy sweats to the gym instead of cute and colorful fitted leggings.
    I don’t ever feel that panicky, cupboard-ransacking NEED for a treat.
    I don’t know my primary care physician at all.
    I don’t have to take “the options” in my group exercise or yoga classes despite having at least 15 years on everyone in the class.
    I don’t always need a recipe to create something delicious in the kitchen, and
    I don’t have to run to the grocery store every time I want to cook.
    I don’t have greasy stain remover products in my house.
    I don’t mind running.
    I don’t count points or calories or carbs or bites.
    I don’t have clutter around me.
    I don’t ask for help in carrying grandkids or heavy loads up the stairs.
    I don’t have any “fat clothes” in my closet.
    I don’t mind wearing a swimsuit.
    I don’t get sunburns.
    I don’t say no to spontaneous dog walks, Frisbee games, or long bike rides.
    I don’t know exactly how much I weigh.

    I could go on. And on. But mostly I don’t ever want to go back to my pre-PD days!
    Thank you Julie Marie and PD!

    Comments (3)

    1. posted by Theresa Stimpert on August 29, 2017

      What a great list of don’ts. Congratulations on your PD-versary and success.

    2. posted by Judy Chancey on July 10, 2020

      Love your list!

    3. posted by Vanessa Schroll on November 5, 2020

      This is my favorite testimonial so far! I love all the Don’ts!

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