Hello everyone! I'm back in Texas after a long day of traveling yesterday. We made it home safely.
Apparently the scale up North was accurate when it was reading 142-143 lbs. After binging all day Thanksgiving, and then again on my husband's leftovers when I got home last night (I was starving after traveling all day), I'm still down to 145.2!! This is exciting to me! But at the risk of sounding ever-so predictable, I'm going to continue to lose weight until my body decides to stop. As long as I'm eating healthy and exercising and enjoying life then I should let my body decide where my weight needs to be. It was pretty cool to see such low numbers while I was on vacation! At this point I'm letting my body take control~ I'm going to let homeostasis decide where I need to be, as far as weight is concerned.
It's definitely a first for me to NOT gain 15 lbs over Thanksgiving! Thank you all so much for the support and encouragement in this endeavor! I'm looking forward to Christmas, though I predict that will be quite a bit more challenging because we'll be spending that holiday in Florida with relatives who really (REALLY) like to eat... a lot. And I like to eat a lot. It makes me very vulnerable when I'm with them!
The trip was overall an absolute blast, except for the family drama. I'm sad to say that it is a lost cause. My children and I are officially withdrawing from my abusive and dysfunctional family up North. After years and years of heartache, rejection, alienation, and indifference, this decision did not come with haste. My husband and I have decided it is in my children's best interest to not be exposed to that. It is out of my control. But thank you all for the prayers! I've discussed this with my grandparents as well. Even if there is a death in the family, I will not go to the funeral. And everyone is understanding and supportive of this resolute decision. I'm hurt but it's time for me to accept, and move on.
I'll post some random pics from the trip...
Here's the entrance to my favorite hiking trail! I visited this trail EVERY day while I was losing weight. I have a strong emotional attachment to it. And I trained for the marathon on it.
Here's my girlfriend Krista and I. We became friends at 13 yrs of age. Her page is KRISTA4REAL
Here's the crab dinner I had at Flemings. (OMG)
Another girlfriend Theresa and I at Thanksgiving. She just so happens to be Krista's aunt, but we also became close friends when we worked together at my first nursing job.
Turkey Trot finish line (I was hoping to do less than 10 min miles but I drank too much wine the night before. I ended up doing 10 min miles. 5 miles in 50 minutes)