Sunday, September 03, 2006
I am so excited I am down to 175 and all my measurements are going down.
It is a wonderful feeling.
On feeling grateful...
I am grateful for all I have now in so many ways.
I grew up the hard way without much of the things I have now. We went without hot water many times. We got our clothes from consignment shops and wore them until they could no longer be worn. I sometimes brushed my teeth ith baking soda so they would be clean when we ran out of toothpaste.
What I did have was the love of my mother who was strong and hard working throughout. She worked overtime and sometimes two jobs just to get us through it all.
We never went hungry but we didn't have what so many people and kids just take for granted these days.
In times of great stress in my own adult life I have managed much better then others might partly because of my situation as a child. It built a strength in me that can handle most anything that is thrown my way.