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25 pounds down!!!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Well, let me start off this post by getting the hard stuff out of the way first. What a whirlwind of a week! Its been very bittersweet. This weekend was wonderful, got to spend some much needed time with my sister and her hubby. Only problem was it didn't last long enough. Came home Sunday night to no power. We've been having 100 degree heat, eesh. So, my parents were very gracious and had Zach and I come to stay with them. Monday, still no power, Tuesday, the same. We were on our way to Charlotte for a concert and took our black pug, Frank with us. We were going to go and get settled in a hotel first and then go on to the show. Frank became very nervous, as he usually did, when going on a car ride. He started breathing heavy, which was not at all unusual for the situation. He kept on, we had the AC on him. We were about an hour and a half into our trip, when we noticed that his breathing was slowing down. We thought it was getting better. My husband looked down, and to our horror, we realized he had passed away. Zach and I both were extremely attached to this precious little being. We've been hard hit with grief, and I imagine we will for a long time. So, don't ever deride someone for grieving over the loss of a pet! The good thing was, he did pass peacefully. He had a lot of health issues. I first felt a lot of guilt, and still do to some extent. I realize, however, that we gave him a very happy home. He originally belonged to my in laws. They moved to Myrtle Beach and gave him to us, being that my father in law has had some heart problems, and had just not felt well enough to keeping up with a pet. So, they gave him to us, and what a gift he was. I will always treasure. No pet will ever be able to fill that hole in my heart.
Ok.....got to get past the really sad part and get on to my blessings. This morning I stepped on the scale, and guess what...9 more pounds down! I was really pleasantly surprised when I saw that. I haven't been working out this week because its just been a killer of a week. I am now down 25 pounds! How incredible that feels! Bye-bye 240s! I will never see you again! I am determined not to. One thing that I plan on doing is when I get to my goal weight, I want to get rid of all my fat clothes so I'm not tempted to get back into those clothes. I'm so thankful to God who has given me the self discipline to do this! I have more to go, but I'm well on my way to a new me! I'm feeling more energetic, and I know this will only get better.
May God bless you all! Have a wonderful evening! Night! emoticon
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    WOW! You are an amazing woman with so many qualities that I wish I had. :) So sorry about Frank. He was a special dog and I know that he knew he was loved. My heart hurts for you and you and Zach are in my prayers. I hope that you both can come stay a weekend VERY soon. I need some sista time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    P.S. Time to celebrate!!!!
    2177 days ago
    Thank you all for all the encouragement and kind words. It means so much to me!
    2178 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your little doggie! It's so sad when we lose one of our pets.

    Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon
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  • 67YKCEB
    oh I am so sorry about your fur baby. They truly are our kids and they give us more love than our 2 legged kids do. emoticon

    Congrats on your weight loss!! emoticon
    2179 days ago
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. Sounds like you were a great mommy!

    Congrats on the weight loss! I can't wait until I get there!

    10k Leader
    2179 days ago
    I'm very sorry about your dog... But way to go on your weight loss!!
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  • KEAMOM1510
    Sorry about your loss.


    Way to go on your latest fitness accomplishment!!!

    2179 days ago
    Wow 9 lbs down! That is awesome! Sorry about your fur baby. I know how it feels as I lost my Kayleigh last August. Sometimes it is still hard. Just give yourself some time! Other wise sounds like you are doing awesome!
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