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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Loving the sunshine for the first time in a long while...

I think most people who know me well understand that I really do love cold, rainy days.  I have always loved the rain, and most especially the kind that comes with a nice thunderstorm.  I doubt that will ever change, but now I seem to be loving the sunshine much more than I have before.  I remember loving summer in high school, when we would spend nearly every day at Big Splash, soaking up the sun for hours.  It's been decades since I enjoyed sunshine, but I think it's coming back to me now.  You will still find me indoors where there's air conditioning when summer hits around here because anything above 90 is just obscene to me.  But right now, when the days are in the 80s, I am liking being outside and I even bought a lounge chair so that I can sit in the sunshine for a little while and soak it up.  (I hope my Mom has smelling salts at her house because I know she just fainted when she read that last line...).  I will never be the sun worshipper that my parents are, but I am at least getting back outside now instead of hiding indoors all the time.  I guess it's another one of those little things that has happened that I never expected on this weight-loss journey.  Just goes to show that it's about so much more than pounds and inches.  It's about life and remembering how to live it.

But since this blog is about my WLS journey...my weight loss total now stands at 82 pounds as of May 9, 2011.  As much as it pains me to admit my weight, I have to say that I am really looking forward to being in the 100s soon.  I cannot remember the last time I was in Onderland (as it is universally called by weight-loss and diet sites) and I am hoping to make it there before we leave for Las Vegas at the end of this month.  It will be the biggest milestone for me thus far (although I do realize it is just another little goal among many) and I am excited to think it's just 5 pounds away.  



  1. You look marvelous! And I'm proud of you for taking this journey. It's not easy, but you are doing it!

  2. Thank you, Kim! You are one of the reasons I decided to go ahead with this. I think you were the very first person I met who had actually had this procedure (at our 20th reunion in 2007) and I thought about you and your success a ton during the next 3 years until I decided to go ahead and take the plunge. So happy you have had such success and you look pretty fabulous yourself! Love your blog and all the pics of you and your family :)