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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Life is beautiful!

I have no idea why I felt the way I felt yesterday... All is good, Life is beautiful.. As soon as I left the office and headed to the beach everything was fine. I had a good time with my friends and enjoyed the beach very much. I guess I needed a change of surroundings and to just enjoy myself without thinking about work, weight loss, my scale or any obligations.

My friends were a little pushy with the food, did not want to accept that I only ate a soup and declined cake and ice cream. So I said that I had some dental work done in the morning and that my teeth were extremely sensitive. I hate lying... I really do... but it is imperative that nobody knows about my surgery. For the long term I will have to come up with an excuse that will be believable and will satisfy the curious minds.

When I woke up this morning I spoiled my husband with a very nice breakfast in the backyard. I could only eat some greek style yoghurt with strawberries because my band is really tight in the morning and I am not a big eater in the morning anyway.

Have not had any real solid foods yet, but will make a solid food dinner and hope that it will satisfy my urge to chew something. Until then I will clean the house, turn on some I-love-my-life-music and if I am up to it I will rearrange my herb garden.

And from now on I will not get depressed over the scale, I will look at the positive things and those are: I have lost 17.5 lbs, that will never come back, I said my final good-byes to the 280s and know that it is just a matter of time to say good-bye to the 270s. My face is getting slimmer, my upper body is shrinking and so are my feet. I am also happy that I did not eat ice cream or cake and that it did not bother me at all that others were eating it.

In addition I removed the weight loss chart that hung above my scale until this morning and replaced it with the following:

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

Thank you very much for your support and your positive words and just being there :-x


  1. Glad to see that your back on the happy track :)

  2. Don't you just love it when your feet get smaller? I can't wait for that. Thanks for being an inspiration!!

  3. I had a difficult time with Mr.Scale this morning also. Did you do your measurements at the beginnning? I didn't but more and more I think that I am going to do it. It's another way for us to get positive feedback on our progress, especially when Mr.Scale sticks his tongue at us :)

  4. No, Unfortunately I did not take measurements before surgery. I took them for the first time two weeks post-surgery and found it very difficult to take measurements. Yesterday I bought a special body measurement tape from Amazon and will definitely keep track on the inches I have lost and hopefully will lose.

    I have a love/hate relationship with my scale but who does not? ;-)