Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This has been quite a year for me. So many things have happened. Some good, some awful, some just, well, happened.
To recap my year a bit:
Lumpectomy (the bad), turned out benign (the really good). This brought me to a point that I realized I needed to get healthy and stay healthy. The last week in January, I started Spark/People.
By early summer I was down 20 lbs. Unfortunately, my mother passed away in June. (the really bad) but knowing that she was no longer in pain and went peacefully in her sleep made it easier.
Over the summer I broke up with my boyfriend. It had started to run it's course but it was difficult never the less. Now, in hind site, it was the right thing to do and he really did me a favor.
By the end of the summer I was down another 10 lbs to a total of 30.
In early October I met a great guy. I'm totally smitten with him as he is with me. We are still going strong and are very happy together. We will be spending New Years Eve together. Just the two of us. I can't wait.
As of today, the last day of 2008 I am down 35 lbs. I was really hoping to be in the 120's today but I am 3 ounces short!! Ha! 3 ounces!!!
I have come so far this year. I have no idea what next year will bring but I know it will have the great, the good and the bad. I will get through it just like I got through this year and hopefully, I will come out as strong if not stronger than when I went in.
I wish all the wonderful people on this site that I have become friends with over the year I've been here a wonderful, happy, healthy new year!! May it be the best ever!!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
It feels so odd to say something like at. A middle aged woman with a boyfriend LOL - but it feels really nice.
It's still so new but we really like one another and things are going along so well. Makes me smile every time I think about him.
Funny thing though. He has never known me any other way than I am now. He thinks that I want to lose 10 lbs! He doesn't know that I have already lost over 30, he just thinks I'm adorable and cute. Every once in a while I will say something about me being fat and he laughs because he just sees me as the size 6 I am now, not the size 14 I was!!! Wow - he even will make fun of me laughing because he "doesn't get it".
It's strange to think that everyone "new" I meet from now on will think of me as this way. Small(er) and petite. What I need to do is look in the mirror and think of me that way to. That's not as easy as it sounds.
I hope everyone is as happy as I am right now. That's a lot!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
My son is studying the economy in school and they are talking about the American car industry.
We were talking about the pros and cons and what's happening and as I was laughing myself silly he said, "Mom, are you sure Harrison Ford didn't invent the car???"
Yeah, I'm sure!!! hahahahahaha
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
To say the least, this has been a difficult year. It started off with a lumpectomy and, oh joy, it turned out to be benign! I am so thankful.
Then my mother passed away. She had very advanced Alzheimer's disease and she went peacefully after what we found out later, must have been a very painful existence. I am thankful she is no longer in pain and is at peace. We nearly lost my dad right after that and today he really is pretty good. Again, so thankful I still have him.
Yes, my home was somewhat flooded with the water tank disaster but now I'm thankful that I got rid of so much stuff I really didn't need and I gave so much to people who had nothing. I have a roof over my head, heat in my home, two healthy kids and a job. I'm thankful for all of that.
This thanksgiving I am over 30 lbs less than I was at last thanksgiving. Wow, just saying that is pretty shocking. I did it. I know I still have 10 more to go and it looks like I will be slow in losing it but for now, I'm so thankful I feel good, I look pretty good and I will have lots of friends and family over for the holiday.
All in all, I'm pretty blessed and very thankful.
Oh, and I met a great guy and we are just maybe starting off a new, possibly great relationship. Who knows what the next year will bring. As bad as this past one was, it was still really pretty good.
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