Well woke up this morning and had a bit of difficulty straightening my leg.
I will try the elevation thing, the rolling thing and anything.
The only thing I can control now is the food.
So, I will do that...I rested today, will rest tomorrow (while doing the above)
And we will see.
Now, I am happy for a reason that has nothing to do with weight loss.
It's a feeling I am almost positive is currently being shared by Carlos and Marilee right now..and Alix too I think.
You see, I love this country.
And what I love about it is the freedom we have to succeed or fail based on effort, or even when our best efforts fall short and we fail, at least we had the chance to try.
There is nothing more damaging to the human spirit than to be kept.
To be coddled. To be led around by the hand by a paternalistic cabal, most of whom view us as too stupid to know our own mind.
They know better now.
I would rather live free in a shack, fashioned with my own hands...eating beans and rice.
Then live in a home determined fit by someone else, with food given to me, my choices made for me and my freedom stripped from me.
For a while I feared our country had lost it's spirit.
It's been a rough few years.
We as a nation have been through a lot.
I know our family is a microcosm of that struggle, as are a lot of you.
But like the song says...You can fail, you are free to fail, just as you are free to start all over again.
In this country you can always start again.
That and the spirit of independence is what has and always will, make this country the greatest country on Earth.
I love you Massachussetts.
Now, THAT is a First.
your patriotic, injured....but able to start again,