Wow, eight years ago today, I was scared to death waiting to embark on the newest, grandest, and hardest adventure of my life. I was getting ready to give birth for the first time. I remember knowing without a doubt that I was going to die, and someone else was going to have to raise my baby. But as you can read I did not die and my fears gave way to incredible joy as I found myself holding a new purplish little monkey-face that I found absolutely beautiful. Now he's eight and comes up to my shoulders, can wear my shoes & socks. He's such a good boy and I'm so proud of him. I would "die" all over again to have him in my life. Happy birthday to my first baby. I love you Wesley!
With so many things to be thankful for it's hard to pick just one. Of course we all think first of our families, spouses and children, parents and siblings. My sister said it well today when it came to her turn around the table, she said that she was thankful for the little things, like a kind husband who plugs in her phone for her at night when she forgets. Her daughter who learns new things, and her baby son who smiles a lot. It makes me think of all the little things I'm greatful for. Like a dishwasher to help me with my dishes. A warm home in the middle of the winter. Lights that come on with the flip of a switch. A vehicle that runs and takes me where ever I need to go.
I'm greatful for a husband that respects me and never puts me down. For kids that want to be good (deep down) ;-). They are still kids afterall. What are you greatful for?
This time I'm not talking about my sanity, but my fat. YEAH!! I've lost a whopping 30 pounds in 40 days. I did the hcg diet. I'm now onto phase 3 which is maintenance. I still have some restrictions but not as much as I had for the past 6 weeks. This has been great for me.
Before starting the hcg I'd had another miscarriage and my hormones were way wacked. I felt totally crazy, and not in the fun way. But I started the hcg and immediately felt better. No more crazies. :-) Through the 6 weeks my hormones have balanced out. I've been off the hcg for 1.5 days now and am still feeling good. It's also supposed to help reset my out of wack metabolism. This I am way excited about.
Besides fighting a slight cold, I feel better than I have in years, ok maybe even 8 years. It's nice to feel like you want to live and can do things other than just for survival. After 6 weeks of maintenance I can do another round of hcg if needed. We'll see when I get there. I started out at,.... ok I'm going to tell my weight here... but I think I'm ok with that....215 lbs. and am now 187 lbs. I'd still like to lose another 30 pounds, but at this time I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I will get there. Life is Good. Pictures to come later. ;-)
Life is good. I'm greatful for all that I have. I've been doing a special diet and have finally been able to lose some weight. So far I've lost 28 pounds, and I'm finally feeling better. Better than I have for a long time.