Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Here's my face...

I changed my profile pic but wanted you to see the difference between April 2008 and November 2008.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving Thanks

Soon it will be Thanksgiving - my favorite holiday, actually. I was born exactly one week before that great day. So for 42 years, I have had my Thanksgiving feast in the tiny town of my birth. So many memories associated with that day...

My grandmother's dressing recipe, taught to her by her mother in law. My cousin sat with her a few years before her death to get the actual recipe and now I have it, too. It is one of my favorite smells and tastes and reminds me of my Ma Butch.

My cousins - on that side of my family there were 4 of us girls. Two much older than me and my sister. It is our annual reconnection.

My tiny south Georgia town... I remember living there, growing up there, going to school, riding my bicycle all over the town. We moved away when I was 11, but I still consider it my hometown.

I am looking forward to this day and to the blessings God has in store for us on this trip. Have a great day.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Okay ... 13 weeks.

I can scarcely believe I have been doing this for 1/4 of a year. It seems like a long time, but then not. So, as of today I am down 26.6 pounds. My birthday is next week and I wanted to be down 25 pounds by then, so I am ahead of schedule.

I have added a slide show over in the side bar so you can see my progress. It is amazing to me to see these photos and how much 26.6 pounds have made on my body - not to mention my emotions and soul.

God is really blessing me right now to the point it is difficult to express in words. This was an emotionally difficult week, and I'm not just talking about the election. Wednesday was my mother's birthday and the week before was the anniversary of her death. I never know how I am going to feel, but I did not feed my emotions with food. I fed them with my friends and laughter and God.

So thank you God, for sending your Holy Spirit to comfort and strengthen me.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Oh a have a cold, darn it. And I saw Wicked last night. Oh, yeah, baby. It was fabulous - even my 12 year old DS loved it. And DH loved it, too.

Well I promised pictures of the weight loss project today, but the nose is so red it will be like a beacon in any picture, so I'm going to wait until next week, when hopefully I will have reached the 25 pound mark - only 0.8 to go. I've been on WW for 12 weeks and only one of those weeks I had a gain, so I'm pretty happy. Hormones are really crazy things and make you gain even when you've been good.

So I'm going to work on my Sunday School lesson for tomorrow and hopefully I won't drip on it. Eww.