Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's a Wonderful Life

It has been a lovely time of eating and drinking and being with family and friends. The difference this year is that I am not in a sugar induced stupor after bingeing on sweets and treats. I am also down 40 pounds from this time last year. I know it might not seem like much to some of you who have lost 100's of pounds but for me, those 40 pounds have been really hard to lose.

I chatted with my SIL at our Boxing Day (26th) family get together. Her husband (my hubby's brother) weighs over 300 pounds and has lost and re-gained a 100 pounds. She is worried that he will die and so am I. She recently lost 40 pounds too-put on when her mother was dying. But her weight came off easily with cutting back the amount she ate. What we talked about was that her DH was not intentionally staying fat. He knows he is fat, just like I knew I was fat. I love that she is now thin but it isn't the same as her DH and me. It was something that is in our brain and in our genes. They have 5 boys and I do hope he will live to see them grown, with families of their own.

I finished watching "It's a Wonderful Life" today. It only took me two sittings and is one of my favourite movies. It shows that we really do have a place in this world. We will never know how our life or actions impact someone but I do know that this blogging world is my saviour. You have all helped me get to where I need to be and will continue to get me to my spot. We all have rough spots but also good times. Each has that little ripple effect on our lives. Mucho Mucho Thanks to all my friends.

It's been almost a year since I started blogging and I know that by writing down my thoughts helps me immensely. As does reading about all your adventures. I haven't been able to read much or comment these last few weeks but I will be back in the saddle soon.

I found Christmas and it wasn't just about food. My scale read the same number as a few weeks ago. I didn't gain weight. I feel wonderful. The band really works.

12 comments:

-Grace- said...

Great post! I'm glad your holidays were so enjoyable. I hope your BIL decides to make a change so he can be around for his loved ones.

Jacquie said...

We are on the same path Sandy...same loss and speed! Thank you for being here and posting these great posts...you have helped me immensely this year!

Yay for you not gaining! Love ya!

Jenny said...

I love this post.

Darlin1 said...

I want to THANK YOU Sandy----you have helped me sooo much this past year.

I want to propose a toast to 2011-- keeping the scale numbers going down--health and happiness--and hopefully being able to meet you!

XO

Gilly said...

I agree! You've helped ME so much this year! I don't know what I'd have done without you!!

Happy New Year, Sandy!! xo

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Here's to a wonderful and skinny new year, Sandy!

Read said...

What a great post Sandy!! I love all your posts and thank you so much for all your insight and your humor and your thoughtfulness on all issues! Happy New Year and here's to a new skinnier year for us all!!

Kristin said...

So glad you had a wonderful Christmas, Sandy. On to another fantastic year!

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

I always look forward to reading your terrific posts and this one is no exception! Your words have inspired me, they've made me think, they've made me smile, and they made me realize that i am not alone in this journey... I have friends like YOU who travel it with me.... Thank you for that!

Here's to a healthier, happy 2011!

Sam said...

The difference of a year a great thing!!! have a fantastic New Year :o)

Silverhairedgoddess said...

We are all in this together - some loose weight quickly ... others slowly but in the end we all reach our goal and every pound lost should be celebrated because its through our efforts and dedication.

Glad to hear that you got thru the Christmas holiday so well :)

Jess said...

I'm happy for you! I am still stuck in rut-hell but hopefully one day I will get out of it. My body hates me right now! haha

Here's to a new and brighter year for 2011!

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