Sunday, May 26, 2013
Well, my dear SP friends, I am going to take a break for a little bit. I'm happy where I am weight wise, have some toning to do, and am more serious than ever about staying fit and healthy. But I need a break from SP. I'm still here if you need me (I get all of the email notifications), but DH and I need some time away from the computer for awhile.
I have so many people here to thank for being here with me the past 16 months. For motivating me, for inspiring me, and for lifting me up. At work, people treat weight loss like something that should happen overnite, and I am always referring them to SP and reminding them that it's not about "dieting," and that losing weight takes work - get up off the couch. Move. Eat better, not less. There are now 3 of us that walk the stairs around campus at recess, and the track at lunch. I am going to be heading the S2H Wellness Program in the Fall, which really excites me because I've been pushing for something like this since September.
This last week has been especially hard in a different way. On Tuesday we had to put our dog to sleep. Not having children, our dog was our son, and truly my husband's sidekick. We got Auggie a month after DH retired and the two were together 24/7 - with the exception of a few date nites, and 3 summer vacations - Auggie went everywhere with us, including road trips. He loved crawling into our laps, and as we read to him, or told him stories, he would tilt his head and look at us so intently. He was so dang smart, and always anticipated that we would sneak him some of his favorite words into our stories. argh. I could go on forever with stories about him. He was a creature of habit, just like DH and I, and each day has left us a wreck as we don't know what to do with ourselves now. We couldn't even stay in bed this morning because Sunday mornings and reading the paper in bed won't be the same for awhile. We miss him. And hugs to JAXMOMMY as our boys are hopefully together this week. She had the most amazing idea of planting something in the honor, knowing that "We all share the same sun that will allow our memory plants to bloom and grow as our love did for our boys." Wow. Talk about such a moving and powerful thought and act.
So I need a break for awhile. Hugs to you all. Keep doing what you are doing so well!