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The good and the sad


Monday, March 21, 2011

Well, I made it through one of the worst weekends and actually didn't do too bad. Thank you everyone for the kind words and prayers. I know I couldn't have made it through without them.

During the past weekend my eating habits were not the best - lots of carbs, very little fruit and veggies, and only 1 day of getting exercise in. But that was to be expected. I drank lots of water and watched portions (for the most part). Going home to NJ meant eating some of the best Italian food this side of Italy and that was okay. Today I'm getting back to my normal eating habits and will go workout in a little while.

I tried to focus on the hidden blessings and found several:
1. seeing my daughter and getting some "girl talk time" .
2. seeing my newest nephew (3 1/2 months old and a charmer) and getting to hold him.
3. seeing old friends and sharing memories
4. meeting a new friend on the plane. God placed her next to me and blessed me with her wisdom.

Anotherselfish blessing - WOWing my family with the new me. My friends, husband and sons have seen me losing so the impact hasn't been as big. The rest of the family was stunned which gave me a great ego boost.

The time also made me realize how very much my eating habits have changed. I didn't feel guilty leaving food on my plate or only eating a small bit of cheesecake. I made healthier choices overall and focused on what my body needed. Losing my brother is hard and the pain is still there. But I am focusing on what is good and that is making it a little easier. Here's to life and a life filled with joy, family and good friends.

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BJW-FARMGIRL 3/23/2011 11:14AM

    Hey there, glad there was some sunshine in the trip. Still thinking of you. Back to normal now; you can do it!

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FREES1 3/22/2011 8:26AM

    Glad your trip had good mixed in with the not so good... continued healing to you and your family

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LILACEOUS 3/21/2011 12:55PM

    I'm glad you were able to find moments of joy. You must be proud of how well you did through such a trying event (or string of events). We're all still here for you! Be well, friend.

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MARYLQ11 3/21/2011 12:11PM

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