Friday, July 23, 2010
Well it's FRIDAY and I'm feeling much better. A day off to rest and care for myself was just what the doctor ordered. I managed to get some extra sleep, rested and stretched my neck and shoulders... it's still a bit stiff... perhaps another massage is in order.
I got on the scale this morning and was happy to see that I'm at 164 ... so close to that ticker mark (which I refused to change back up lol)... Now with 1 week left in the month... will I visit 150Ville?!? I am impressed that I'm at 164 because TOM is soon to get here ... anyday.
I was looking through old pictures yesterday as I'm preparing a CD for my sister's 50th birthday (they want pictures to put on the 50 frogs they'll place around her campter come the 'birthday' time). I found some of me where my face was much chubbier (here I am with Dan and Rita)...
And this one - ya - I think I lost weight lol...
And in this picture with the girls... I'm smiling but I see in my smile that it's not the same smile I smile now ... I am so much happier now!!
My life has certainly changed greatly since those days. The pics were from New Year's Eve 2006... I have no regrets about my past as I've said before - they are lessons that have brought me to being the person I am today! Happy, fulfilled and knowing that any dream can come true when you BELIEVE!!!!
I am reaching my health goals... and I am improving myself... the 'belly' pudge isn't as big as it used to be...
And in love, well ... it is now a grand part of my life! James did love the poem I wrote and he read my story and his note really touched me...
"I've completely read your story over and over again and i wonder why certain things happen, its so sad that you have gone through a lot of pain, and i hope i can bring more happiness into your life. I know your past has been plagued with many issues, but i want you to look ahead and be happy and i love your positive attitude, it will always help you suceed where others fail.
You are the lady in my life and i just want you to be happy and i will do all i can to see that you are happy.
Your story is indeed touching, and i am so proud of you.
I have never had a partner 'be proud of me'... I used to be criticized and could never openly be myself! Today, in the present, I can totally express whatever I wish and it's accepted without condition and that is true caring!
I'm so blessed and grateful for James coming into my life 2 weeks ago today! He talked to me about sending some luggage to me before he leaves for North Korea and I thought... this will make it seem so real. He said he was going to do some shopping and send me a gift along as well... I've never been treated or spoiled as he is doing, and LOVING it!
Life is so grand right now! In health, mind, body and Spirit!
What more could I ask for?! Well I also have the weekend to look forward to and going to pray that we have good weather for our SP Meet and Greet #6 - Picnic gathering on Sunday! Saturday ... hang out with my neighbour and SP Pal JL_FLEURY
I'm also going to spend time getting my thoughts organized for my associations "Planning Day" in August and have a dinner/bbq meeting with my mentor to discuss that on Sunday afternoon/evening!
Truly a great life I'm living now... productive, happy and fulfilled! I'm wishing the same for all of you my SP Friends! Make Yours a Great Day!!