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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Feeling Better

I am feeling better today.  I almost feel like life is back to some form of normal.  I know it won't ever be the same.  I am going to make cookies with my 10 year old today.  I had promised him that we would make them last weekend before our tragedy struck.  I need to spend some time with him.

I go back to work full time tomorrow.  I have a busy day so that will keep my mind busy. 

I weighed in for the challenge today.  I lost 15.6 lbs over the term of the challenge.  I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I don't eat my way through stress anymore.  It is the exact opposite.  My husband is now calling it the anorexia diet.  It is far from that!  I have been having more protein shakes as my band is really tight right now.  I had chili for lunch yesterday along with some cucumbers and dip.  For dinner, I had 4 shrimp in scampi sauce.  He just doesn't understand band portions.  I have lost a bunch of weight in the past week and a half.  It is so strange to me.  I actually cussed my brother while I stood on the scale yesterday.  I thanked him for the loss, but told him he could have totally come up with a better way to help me.  (a little more colorful words were chosen at my house)  I am totally disinterested in food.  I don't remember to eat.  It is very different from how I handled stress in the past.   My mother on the other hand has had her hand in the chocolate bowl constantly for the past week and a half!  So glad I am no longer in that position! 

I finally finished my Christmas shopping last night.  I was beginning to think that I was going to be one of those idiots out on Christmas eve!  (No offense if you like that sort of thing)  I am so glad to be finished.  I only have to wrap what I picked up today, so that won't take long and everything is in a nice square box!  Gotta take the small victories where you can find them!

10 comments:

Amanda said...

Glad you're feeling better! I think you will enjoy baking cookies with your son. You've been through a lot and the fact that you haven't stress eaten your way through is great.

Jacquie said...

Heres to "finding a new normal"! {{{HUGS}}} to you and your family Heather.

Read said...

Feeling better is a good thing!! I hope you have a wonderful time baking with your 10 year old son. I'll be doing the very same thing with my 10 year old son today. I wish you continued peace.

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. Enjoy your time with your son. He will remember these times with you.

Rachel said...

Thanks for updating...I think its good that you were able things to process things versus turning to food. That is a tremendous accomplishment during such a hard time. I'm proud of you.

Lyla said...

Good for you for the weight loss. I'm so sorry to read about your tragic loss.

Silverhairedgoddess said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling a little bit better and that was a wonderful idea to spend time with him making Christmas cookies it will help ease the pain over your loss and bring you closer to your child and give him comfort too.

My thoughts are with you!

Nella said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss...
My condolences to you and your family!
Hope you have a blessed one!

Something About Kellie said...

I wanted to congratulate you on the Holiday Challenge result! Well done. I know it hasn't been under the best of circumstances and I wish you and your family well over Christmas.

Ronnie said...

Yay for no more Christmas shopping! And square boxes! Hope you guys have a good Christmas. :)

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