Putting it all in perspective!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

I haven't blogged for a few weeks so this might start to drag on....I hope it doesn't bore anyone too much!!

Good news is that I haven't lost any weight in several least 3 months! In fact I probably gained 2-3 pounds during that time depending on the day. I had gotten to 129.5 and that is as far as it went. But it did go up some. The last time I was able to check I was at 133 still. But I did take my measurements. I lost a total of 3 1/2 inches since September 15th. Well probably a few inches more if you total up both legs and arms. I only measure one, not sure why?? Do you all?? Anyway, so even though I'm not losing at the moment I was really happy to see that I am losing inches. Mostly in my legs and hips which is AWESOME!!! One day maybe my thighs won't rub I dream of that day...LOL!! So I might not be at goal yet, but I am sure one day I will get there and if not as long as I keep toning and losing inches...hey that is what we want anyway right?? After the first of the year I am going to reevaluate and recommit to try to get those last pesky pounds off.

So I have also been struggling with the Christmas spirit thing! Christmas is just not my time of year. I try...I watch Hallmark movies, look at lights, play the music all in hopes of eventually getting that spirit. I have been saying for 2 weeks now that I would get the decorations out and put up the tree. I put it off and put it off. Finally last night I managed to do that. My BF loves this time of year so I did it as a surprise for him. But he had a little surprise for me last night. He called me and said he was bringing a freind home that needed a place to stay. She had run into a spot of bad luck. Well bad luck is putting it mildly. With in the last several days she has been attacked by a rottwieller, had her truck impounded, been arrested ( for get this...a ticket because she didn't mow her lawn 2 years fact she didn't even know this existed) Crazy!! In the last several years she has lost her house, most of her possessions and if she can't figure out how to get to Louisiana soon she will lose her travel trailer too which is now her house. She had no place to stay. Yesterday she spent it at McDonald's waiting for my BF to call her. She thought I would be mad for some reason if she came down here to talk to him. Anyway, when someone walks in your life with that many problems, it puts my small ones to shame. I am blessed! I am loved and I am healthy! We are not rich and are struggling right now with business but it has touched my heart helping her today. I was able to put some of my "fat" cloths to use, she is my old size. So really happy about that, and getting them out of the house!! It just puts it all in perspective really! Time to stop feeling sorry for myself this time of year! So I woke up today with a new found spirit!! I am grateful for what God has blessed me with!!

I'm so looking forward to what 2011 has in store for me too! 2010 has been a pretty good year! I think I said it in my last blog, usually I am looking at the new year as it can't get much worse...well this year I am looking at it as an adventure and what does it have it store for us! I'm living life again and it feels great! I might have my ups and downs but honestly I have more ups then I ever used to. I need to remember that when I am down. I had a moment yesterday thinking of a dear friend who passed away 3 years ago. I miss her horribly but I know she is in a better place. Thank you to everyone that listened to me vent about that yesterday! I am truly grateful for my spark friends!!!! Have a wonderful Holiday week!!!
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    So kind of you and your BF to help out this woman and listen to her - that is a great gift! Take Care and wishing you even more up - days than down- days.

    3210 days ago
    Oh wow.. Does put it into perspective, doesn't it! Thanks for sharing the story.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas!
    3217 days ago
  • JLYN1013
    Even if you struggle sometimes, it sounds like you have grasped what Christmas is about - sharing the gifts in our lives with others. How wonderful that you are able to bring some joy to someone going through a hard time. You are a beautiful person!
    3221 days ago
    I've been in that position where a friend is in a really bad situstion. luckily I was able to help her a bit and raised a few more $ by donating my bunny sitting money. It felt good to help her.
    3222 days ago
    Happy Christmas to you!! Good to hear that you are losing inches but not pounds! You must have lost some fat and gained some muscle so WOOHOO for you!! That's incredible.

    I'm so happy to hear you were able to help out a friend and her story was able to put things in perspective for you. Sometimes it's hard to put things in perspective this time of year and realize just how good we have it...even when we are struggling!
    3222 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this story with us. It really is easy to get all caught up in everyday struggles and complaints, isn't it? We are blessed!

    I'm glad you've found the *spirit* and you've dusted me with a little of it too!

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    3222 days ago
    Terri- I'm gld that you were able to help the lady out. That really don't put things in perpective. Sometimes we get wrapped up in what is going on in our lifes that we don't stop to look around us.

    3222 days ago
    Looks kike you're counting your blessings. Wonderful!! Merry Christmas.
    3222 days ago
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