October 1, 2010

Roses and thorns

First and foremost, I can't thank you all enough for your comments and your support after yesterday's post. It really means an awful lot to me, and I'm so happy to know I have such an amazing, supportive community here.

This was a really challenging week. I haven't had a week this tough since the beginning, when I was first getting used to eating well and exercising. Of course, those were different challenges. This week was more emotionally difficult. There was that jerk from Wednesday night, but also, I cried a lot for seemingly no reason. Example: I don't get cable, but I read about the new show "Mike and Molly" on CBS and decided to check it out online. Sobbed almost the entire time. It might just have been period-related hormonally-charged hypersensitivity, but still, it was a lot to deal with.

In spite of the thorns, I managed to have a really successful week. I worked out a lot, ate well, drank lots of water, and started taking a multivitamin. And in the end, I lost six pounds ... which means I have officially met my second weight loss goal. I now weigh less than I did in June 2004 when I had my college entrance physical! I'm down a total of 43 pounds, about 12.5% of my starting weight. I'm only three pounds away from dropping the "3" out front, and that thrills me. I hope my October challenges (The Power of Ten and the 10/10/10 stairathon) will help get me there!

Also, an amazing rose for this week: my kid brother told me that he wrote me a letter in school and then he mailed it to me. (He's 9 and in fourth grade.) It was just what I needed to find on Tuesday. An excerpt:

thanks daniel fatrick

A-stinkin'-dorable. I miss that kid so much.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Love the note from your brother :) I am wearing a pedometer today to count my steps. I may have to invest in a new one. This is a cheap one that I got at a 5k, but it will work for now :)

Joy said...

Cutest letter ever!!!! LOVE IT!!

Congrats on the weight loss and making your goal. That is awesome!!!

Keep up the great work!!

Hugs!

Amy said...

Ohhh MMMM GEEE what a cute letter!!!

I've been watching Mike & Molly too, and I definitely have mixed feelings about it.... you might find this to be an interesting article: http://www.blogher.com/mike-molly-are-so-fat-how-fat-and-funny-are-they

Have you come up with a phrase for dropping into the 2's? You're running out of time! :)

Josie said...

OMG that letter is the definition of cute. Have you framed it yet?? :) Congrats on the loss. You are are making great progress.

Rettakat said...

Such a tough week, I'm sorry about that jerk. But were victorious anyway... you have a lot to feel proud about.
And that letter... it couldn't have been any cuter. :-)

Loretta
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