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One holiday down, two to go...

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Whew, Thanksgiving was great! Yes, I ate too much, but still kept it reasonable. Way better than prior years! We ended up at a friends house instead of family, it was lovely and no stress at all.

December is not my favorite time of the year, but I try hard to be festive for my daughter. There is a HUGE back story here that I won't get into (you're welcome, lol). Let's just say that I do love Christmas, spending time with family and the giving/sharing aspect of the season. I just miss my mom sooo much this time of year and her birthday being on Christmas is bitter sweet. My hubby is one of Santa's helpers as he works for FedEx, so I rarely see him. As a matter of fact he starts his 6 day/week schedule tonight and he works 12-14 hour days. It's not fun for my daughter, she misses him a lot. Her letter to Santa broke my heart saying, "Daddy is always too tired to play with me and I was hoping you could do something about that". I AM THANKFUL that I will be home with her during school break, we always have so much fun :)

I have been released from PT and am doing it on my own now :) Yippeee! Getting stronger day by day. In 41 one days I will be allowed to jog. I am not excited or anything (I wish there was a way to type sarcasm!). My vision...the day is Saturday and I will walk to the pitch (soccer field) a half mile from my house and I will jog! Mind you, it will only be for 100 yards or so, but I WILL JOG!!! Then I will walk back and do my PT exercises and celebrate somehow.

Still hovering a few pounds above my goal weight, TOTALLY COOL WITH IT. If I can continue to hover through Christmas feasts and New Years hors d'oeuvres I will be happy! But once I can start jogging/running the pounds will be history.

I love seeing all the run/races going on around here in Spark! Love the festive aspect of them. Next year, I will participate fo'sho! For now, I live vicariously through you my friends, so keep running and posting, they help keep my sanity!

Merry Christmas.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOGLADY13 12/10/2012 9:29PM

    Did I mention that I've missed you?

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DOGLADY13 12/10/2012 9:29PM

    OK. I can't leave with that downer note.

I am so excited that you are maintaining your weight and the end is in sight and you will be back to running and playing soccer by the end of January! YEAH!

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DOGLADY13 12/10/2012 9:28PM

    Many, many people do not like the holidays. My husband hated Christmas for years due to unhappy childhood stuff. Then his brother died on Christmas. Now we just skip it. Usually we go to Mass and then he sulks at home and I go visit with friends. So, don't feel guilty. You have many people who share your sadness.

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OPTIMIST1948 12/5/2012 12:55PM

    I'm with you. I love the spirit of the season but not the stress and what it has turned into. At this rate you'll be back to defending the soccer pitch in no time !

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GODIVADSG 12/5/2012 10:02AM

    Can't wait for your Pitch blog! You are really doing well. I got teary eyed when I read your daughter's Dear Santa... Thinking of you and your family this Season. emoticon Sounds like you and your daughter will have a great time on her break! emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 12/4/2012 1:07AM

    That's awesome! keep up the great work!! :)

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BIGPAWSUP 12/3/2012 8:46PM

    You are really doing so well. I'm so happy for you. 41 days will fly by.

I'm missing my mom at this time of year too - so I get it. Do your best and keep your chin up!

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MELLIEH0212 12/3/2012 9:27AM

    41 days is will fly by! emoticon i love how you are always positive :)

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LANAHAUTH21 12/2/2012 11:49PM

  Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading your blog.

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