16 years of marriage and 1 year of sparking!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Today is my double-versary!

A year ago today, I joined sparkpeople, weighing 143 pounds. I lost down to 123 (my goal was 125) in July. Since then, I've bounced around a bit, but the things I've learned on SP have helped me so much. Right now, I'm at 126, which I consider AWESOME since I just spent a week in the eating capital of the world, my mother in law's house in Waco, Texas. What??? You didn't know that was the eating capital of the world??? Well, it IS.

I won't even tell you all the manner of nasties that were there waiting to tempt me. I gave in to some, skipped others, but I worked out most days, walked the dogs several times every day, and made LOTS of good, sparky choices, so I'm pretty proud.

Sixteen years ago today, I married my favorite person in the world, and believe it or not, he is STILL my favorite person in the world. I may even like him BETTER now that I've seen him become a daddy. I'm such a huge proponent of marriage. I love our relationship and our marriage very much, and I'm so glad he is always on my team.

There is a lot to celebrate today. I feel SOOO much better than I did a year ago, and my wedding dress is actually several sizes BIGGER than I need. I may put it on today and twirl around just for fun.

It is a rainy, cold day today, and my anniversary plans got dashed because my 14 year old was offered a lucrative babysitting deal for this evening. We'll celebrate tomorrow instead, when she can babysit her little sister for us, but said little sister is currently making a breakfast to order for the whole family to make up for our lack of dinner out tonight. I'm feeling like a pretty lucky mommy as well as wife today. :)

Life is good - life is AWESOME - and I'm so grateful to my sparkfriends for making this year full of health and happiness.

I'm looking forward to the year ahead too... I've changed my schedule at school and I'm hoping I'll have much more time for family and sparking. I know I've been out of touch a lot, and I look forward to blogging more and watching you all reach your goals in the coming months.

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    Happy anniversary! And happy Sparkversary! (Only a few days late.)

    If I were to travel to the eating capitol of the world, are there particular attractions you'd recommend? Nothing too touristy. Something authentic that the locals would go for.
    2301 days ago
  • CODYG123
    Hi Missifish! It's been a while, but I'm back getting myself updated to friend's going ons. Congrats on your verssaries and hugs all round, it sounds like you deserve it. Good to hear you'll have more time for yourself next year. Yea freetime! And just so you know the Canadian capital of much eating is my mother-in-law's kitchen. It is a serious eat oneself silly environment! Take care of yourself and Happy New Year!
    2303 days ago
    Woohoo! Congrats! Got your call the other day, sorry I missed it :( When I did get the message, you may have already been out?

    My kiddo goes back Wednesday, so I will try to call when I have some uninterrupted time :)
    2304 days ago
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    2305 days ago
    emoticon You have a lot of reasons to celebrate!
    2305 days ago
    Congrats on both!!!
    2305 days ago
    happy anniversary and sparkiversary! emoticon
    2305 days ago
    Happy Anniversary and Happy Sparkversay!

    Glad to hear from you. Here's to a New Year!
    2305 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    What a lovely, hopeful encouraging blog. Thank you for posting. I needed to read that. (Feeling a bit down on myself currently)
    2305 days ago
    aww your comments about your hubby are touching. congratz you crazy kids you!
    2307 days ago
    Congratulations on your anniversary and on all of the many positive changes you've made in your life. You sound radiant!! Enjoy it all!
    2307 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    I love your blog! I too am a huge proponent for marriage. I'm glad you survived living in the land you call the Eating Capital of the World!

    Congrats on a successful 1 year as a Sparker. Isn't SP the best! Additionally... "super congrats" to you on 16 years of matrimony! Way to go!
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