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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On Cutting My Toenails

When I was at my heaviest, I had pedicures regularly.  I said that I worked hard and deserved to be pampered.  That was, and still is, true.  However that was not the entire story.  I really couldn't cut my own toenails.  

I couldn't maneuver around my big belly to get down there, or move my legs up to get to them.  Neither one of my legs was going to move like that and the arthritis in my right hip made that one all the worse.

So, I told myself I was giving myself a treat even though I knew deep in my heart the real reason why I kept getting regular pedicures.  I had to.

Now, I still get pedicures because I do love the indulgence.  But now they are just that.  Special times for me alone, or with a special friend or family member.  Because now I can, and do, just did, cut my own toenails!


  1. the smallest things mean the most some times! lol

  2. Isn't it amazing the things you find out that you can't do when you are large? The other day, I was talking with a co-worker and realized that I "naturally" crossed my legs. I've never been able to do that!! I always sat on my leg or crossed them at the ankle. The other thing is squatting. Oh my, there are sooo many things I can do now. So exciting!

    Congrats on all of your success. You are amazing!

    Have a fit day!!