Friday, May 11, 2012
We have had this huge brush pile at the top of our hill for over a year. It had not only brush and tree tops from trees and brush we had cleared but also lumber scraps from hubby's wood working he has been doing. I had gone through and picked out some of the lumber to use for birdhouses but most was trash wood. We also had a couple of old mattresses on the pile. It had just grown bigger and bigger and was such an eyesore. We were wating for the perfect time to burn..no or little wind, a few days after a rain and right before another rain....and the brush had to be dry enough that it would burn quickly. Well late yesterday afternoon was perfect...so we fired it up and set it ablaze..And it was completely burned by dark. It is still smoldering today and the ashes will remain hot for a few days. Then we will go through it with the tractor and get all the metal pieces out. I am hoping to salvage some old bed springs to use in my crafting first.
But to use this as an analogy of my life....I grew up skinny and didn't have any problems gaining weight...just never happened...then as I aged and I was diagnosed with RA I continued to be active and only put on a little weight which wasn't bad as I had been so skinny. Well the RA got to the point that my knees were so affected that I needed knee replacements but the ortho dr wouldn't do it until I turned 50..so I went 5 years limping and just not walking and being as active as I had been before and the weight piled on..like us piling on the brush and wood...and before I knew it, it was out of hand...same as the bursh pile. So with taking steps to really diet and try to do the exercise I can do, was kind of like setting fire to that brush pile. I needed the Spark of Sparkpeople and our brush pile needed the spark from a match...I just really wish I could lose the weight as fast as that brush pile went up..but it doesn't matter, the result will be the same..and getting healthy is my priority now as will making that area where the brush pile was a much prettier place as well.