Hi Spark Friends. today felt just sweet as watermelon. Perfect weather, not too hot, not cold. went for an hour bike ride in the metroparks trails. While riding I found a perfect picnic area to have mothers day picnic cookout this weekend.
Also, got my exercise in, all while basking in the thought that I have lost a total of 44lbs! How the heck that happened, I dont know, but I feel blessed. My life has gotten so much better for the most part since I started taking care of myself... which made my family happier to be around me not depressed.
Besides me, I know a total of 4 females total who all are pregnant and almost due around the same time. 2 of which would like me to help watch their child. I would be honored... After all, I have 2 I raised oretty well, took parenting classes, and am still alive after all they can put me through.
Today my Daughter and the Kindergarteners invited all Moms to the "Muffins with Mom" celebration, the muffins were good, just like cake, I stayed with the chocolate ones, I figured if I am going to ruin my calorie limit for the day, I should atleast enjoy what I am eating. Right?
Besides that I have been blesses with items people have let me take off their hands lately, I go to craigslist website and have been lucky to obtain a great condition girls bike, for free, and other misc items, plus found cheap items for my sister who is expecting a baby. I wish I had more cash to get her everything, she really has no clue what she is in for, she is older than me, not by much, but I already had 2 kids, I would be such a great help when giving knowledge on not just parenting and caring for a newborn, but other things I have been through in life.
Something personal that also I want to bring up is: tomorrow May 12th, is going to make it 8 WHOLE YEARS That I have been drug free. Dont let this change anything you think of me, yes I have seen a very ugly past, and have learned so much from it to teach others, including anyone in your family if you need advice. Truth is, it can happen to anyone.
8 years though... Unfortuneately, it was the only time in my life I actually was skinny, but I was so much in a fog that i barely remember what it felt like, and I am kinda glad i gained all the weight back I lost because I want to do it the right way, by being healthy and learning healthy habits. You never truly recover, its a daily choice to not go back to using, and its hard sometimes when your not living honest. Its the 1st key to getting better. So if you want to know the most honest people around, I am 1 of them, and I am one of the best people you could ever meet. So what I have a past, I have battled the hardest demons and can stand tall to say it. The strength I have gained can knock Satan himself down, trust that.
Other than that, my evening time is approaching and the kids are getting wound up, and i plan on stopping up at my boyfriends work (which by the way he is in recovery also, I met him in AA, and have been with him almost 8 years in october) but i will go see the crazy machines he works on and just stop in to say hey.
Maybe I can clean the house without the kids tearing my arms and legs off, lol. i believe they tag-team me on purpose.
Have a great evening & weekend, I love My Sparkfriends with a special part of me. Here is a picture of the kids to