Weigh-in today showed that I got 1 pound off my body this last week and Brent stayed the same.
This week marks our one year anniversary since starting this lifestyle change Wow, a whole year and it's like our lives have changed 10 years worth! Just think if we would have put off this change... how crappy and miserable we'd still be feeling. Life is hard enough with out weight and health issues!
And NOW.... another big change is happening this year, as if 2010 didn't bring us enough changes (albeit good but you know how change can be hard). We are going to be buying a home. Yay! Huge Blessing! That is one of our goals this year. AND... We will be MOVING - again! But this time it's not just a couple miles away but a couple states away. We are moving to UTAH!! (this summer) It's like I've had constant butterflies in my stomach the last few days (since the job situation fell into place and this became a reality) as I've been thinking about all we need to do and the impact of leaving our beloved Oregon and friends! Yes, it is an adventure and it's exciting... and I need to get over my fear of the craziness and just embrace it! I need to NOT feel like I'm losing everything we have here, and that's so hard for me!
It's all good (right?) ... Yes, it is!!
And, this week we are having our son's Eagle Court of Honor. This apparently is no small event. It almost compares to planning a small wedding reception in it's time and complexity. I'm excited for him. He worked so hard and It will be wonderful to see him "pinned" with his Eagle badge. Another treat for mom.
So the test is to stay on plan and still reach our goal by the end of February. I can see when I am not as strict on plan because my weight loss goes to zero or 1 pound. When I follow the plan, it's always 2-4 pound a week gone. I need to kick it up a notch! Especially if I want to go for that Medifast "Happy After" contest!!
The Lords Hand has been apparent in our lives as we have been seeking direction. I know it requires me to be patient and TRUST HIM. I am learning... slowing... but learning. Above all I feel so happy and so thankful to have lost the weight I have. Every SINGLE day, I find things that are easier and I feel SO much better! I never thought I would do this or lose all this weight. I really never imagined I'd be where I am now in size 10. It's unreal. I feel SO humbled and thankful!! Here I am 42 years old and I am finally ready for life! I'm ready to let go of all the bad and just embrace the good. Why has it taken me so long? Better late than never, I suppose. Life is good, my friends! Take care XOXOX ~Margene