Monday, June 03, 2013
So the weekend of Memorial Day, my husband's family had their annual family reunion. Thank goodness it was his family, because if it was mine, we would have had like 10 people show up, with 5 of them being my family! LOL
Prior to this little get together, my husband's aunt had sent out a lovely little album of last year's reunion. She divided it up into family's and then had a section for "other halves", meaning me and all the spouses. So I didn't see my picture in there, and was relieved. However, I didn't know that I had totally overlooked my picture. OMG!!!! I was appalled!!! Holy Hell! That was a picture of me and I didn't even know it. I looked atrocious! I was "FAT"! I couldn't believe that she had put that picture of me in this thing! Wow! I was happy (that I had lost quite a bit of weight since then), but irritated that EVERYONE got a copy of this damn thing!! Well, here goes nothing, I thought to myself...
So we arrive at the reunion and I had sooooo many people come up to me and tell me how great I looked and how I didn't even look like the same person. I was completely overwhelmed by all of that. I am not used to getting "that much" attention. It was great, and made me feel like I hadn't wasted all my time over that past year, not doing anything to change it. I am still overwhelmed by the response that I get everyday by people that haven't seen me. :) What an awesome feeling to have people notice. Sometimes, I still feel like I am just as fat as I was, and then I will catch a glimpse of me in a window, or a mirror, and realize that I HAVE lost some weight. I don't focus on how much I have to go... I have accomplished so much in the last 5.5 months, it's crazy. Love my Spark Friends! :)
I am still doing my interval training, and trying to keep up on top of it. With my kids at home over the summer, I have gained a workout partner, my 9 year old daughter. She loves to do the training with me and likes to ride her bike outside, while I am doing this. It's a great motivator. We have been trying to do more things outside. The weather has been gorgeous, so that is definitely awesome. Taking advantage of it, before it's 117 out! So today sounds like a good ZOO day, with picnic lunch to boot! Looking forward to another beautiful day and time spent with my kids. They have been a blast to have at home, and I am drinking up every bit of that .
Have a fabulous week ahead and keep Sparking like crazy!!!! :)