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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Perspective

Got back to my house from my NY trip at 2 am this morning...who knew it took so long to get a darn taxi at DFW airport.

The week in NYC was very productive - the work assignment - testing a new system for our company - was actually quite fun. And I enjoyed the people I was working with - so bonus!

After injuring my foot last week, I was concerned about how I'd hobble through the City - and whether or not I'd drive my co-workers crazy with my slowness.

It's kind of cool - I was able to get around better than I thought. The first day, I didn't go anywhere 'cause by the time I got to NYC, I had a fever and chills and thought, "What did I catch at that hospital??"

I spent my day "off" on Sunday sleeping in the hotel - with a major thunderstorm for entertainment. (You know I love 'em!)

Got up Monday morning and cabbed it down to Chelsea for work and walked a little bit through Chelsea Market so I could go to the Ronnybrook Dairy to get my yogurt. Walked over there at lunch with the group, too.

After dinner that night, we walked a few blocks down Broadway before I just couldn't do it anymore and we got a cab back to the hotel.

Tuesday, I walked a block to the restaurant we had lunch at - and then for dinner, walked about 6 city blocks to the Turkish place we had dinner AND walked back, too.

I iced the foot down each night - love the little packs the Roosevelt's security officers brought me! - but by yesterday, I was walking through the airport - still with a limp, but I felt much more like me.

Why "Perspective"? Because even though my goofy scale hasn't moved in weeks - and even though I can't tell a whole lot of weight loss has gone on in this body in months - I don't think I ever would have been able to be up and around like I have been on this foot THIS quickly without having lost that 65 lbs...

I keep reminding myself...evidently, I really need the reminding....

3 Comments:

  • Liz you are absolutely right, at 65lbs heavier, it would have been a lot worse getting around. And hey I am proud of all the walking you did while you were there. Glad to know the foot is doing better.
    Hanane

    By Blogger Hanane, at 8:40 PM  

  • Sorry to hear about your foot - I'll bet that killed. Have you made an appointment to get that fill you were talking about?

    By Blogger Sarah Kennedy, at 12:02 PM  

  • Made it this morning!

    By Blogger Liz G., at 1:16 PM  

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