thankful.

i am so very thankful. truly. thank you to all of our friends and family that have reached out to us.  thank you to all you readers that don’t “know” us but have sent your love our way.  we hibernated this weekend.  eating lots of comfort foods (i.e. spaghetti and ice cream).  watching lots of movies.  reading books (i just finished the first hunger games book and to say i am obsessed would be an understatement). lots of tears. lots of frustration. lots of leaning on each other for support.

this is a process.  one, quite frankly, i am really tired of.  but i go on.  we move forward.  it is what we do.

now you all know my little secret.  why i have not mentioned weigh in days or finale trips.  everything was up in the air.  but now we are back to our regularly scheduled programming.  meaning finale trip will be planned.  (hint: it won’t be alaska as we originally had planned.) weigh in days are resuming.  exercising is back in focus.

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i have gained 6 pounds since the monday before thanksgiving.  (i am pretty sure 4 pounds this weekend!).  instead of getting terribly upset, i am just getting focused.  i am 19 pounds away from a total of 100 pounds lost.  this is my new goal.  then i will start thinking finale trip and ultimate goal weight.

i am also doing something purely for me.  i signed up for a beginner pottery class.  i am nervous to be doing something i have never done before.  it will definitely be a challenge.  i am excited.

and because i had to share what brought tears to my eyes from laughter this weekend.  we are obviously glued to talk radio following all the election coverage.  i love politics.  both sides.  the dirtier the better.  i am completely a liberal at heart but love listening to the conservative talking heads.  my husband is not a liberal which leads to many debates.  i love it.  i love having someone in my life that i respect, that has such completely different opinions.  i would be pretty bored if we thought the same about everything.  needless to say, there is nothing that gets my mind off of things like a little limbaugh in the afternoon.  this “pin” sums up my feelings beautifully.

 

3 comments
Shannon
Shannon

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm thinking of you and Dylan. I just repinned your pin above yesterday about Republicans. Haha! I don't know how you listen to Rush. He makes my blood pressure go up way too much. :)

Kelsi
Kelsi

Haha! Yes, Rush can easily make my blood pressure rise but mostly I just laugh. It is entertaining to listen to someone with SUCH different views. I listen when I need a distraction. :)

Sarah P
Sarah P

I'm so sorry for your loss. And, I can read in you exactly what you've titled recent posts: courage and thanfullness and humilty. - A reader you don't "know"