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O/T Somethings Gotta Go Bad .............
.........Cause I'm feeling way too damn good. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Not really a big Nickleback fan but the song kinda fits.
Sorry for this long post but I just wanted to share, and maybe even inspire others who are feeling down lately.
Everything just seems to be going my way lately. Some of you may recall a post I had here a while ago about how crappy I felt because of health problems (rheumatoid arthritis - It's damaged my toes, ankles, fingers, one wrist and one shoulder), and I was truly feeling rather depressed. Well it's funny how things can snowball once you start changing your lifestyle for the better.
It all started in January when I got the truck of my dreams, a brand-new F-250 Super-Duty crewcab turbo-diesel.
Then in the last two months I started eating better. I'm following a high protein/low carb diet and eating five or six small meals a day. It's not the Atkins diet, but kind of my own version of it. I still eat grains and such, just not as much and choose whole wheat as much as possible. And I'm still eating lots of fruits and vegetables.
Then I decided to join a gym. I was a little scared because I really didn't know what to expect from my body anymore given my condition. As it turns out my body adapted very quickly to the exercises and I soon was doing 30minutes of cardio on the crosstrainer machine every day. And I'm also back to pushing weight after about 10 years of sitting on my keester. I feel great - better than ever really. I have energy throughout the entire day, and am actually building muscle again. And the best part - my arthritis barely affects me at all anymore.
Then I recently met a girl after being single for the last four years (with the exception of shortlived physical romances). [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
She's pretty, sweet, intelligent, sexy, has a positive outlook on life, and has a heart of gold (picture Christina Aguliera with a girl-next-door quality). Only time will tell but I have a good feeling about this one.
I'm really feeling positive about every aspect of my life right now. And that feeling is 180° from the way I was three months ago.
The old Ray would be wondering when things are going to take a turn for the worse. The new Ray doesn't care, because no matter what happens, I know I'll be able to deal with it in stride.