Oct 16, 2009It's been so long since I've posted, I don't know where to start. I've now lost a ton of weight but have gained so much self-respect.
I'm still healing from my broken marriage and my divorce. DivorceCare and hanging out with my girlfriends really helps with that. My teenage daughter is starting to realize that I'm not the evil woman I was made out to be. :-) And I'm dating. Nobody serious, but I've gone on some dates. Positive Progress.
My Doctor had his annual pinning ceremony recently. I was hurt and broken because I didn't have anybody to attend with me. I was raw watching all of his successful weight-loss patients getting pinned by their spouses, their kids, or their best friends. And all of them said,"I did it for my spouse / child / friend". Then it was my turn. I had Dr. Avara's office manager pin me because Lisa has been very valuable as a staff member but also as a friend on my weight-loss journey. So when I got the opportunity to say my "thank you's", I said, "I did this for ME!" I got to discuss my divorce, my healing journey with DivorceCare, Bible Study, working out at the gym, etc. And I closed with "I am going through a metamorphosis. I am literally a new creation in Christ." And it was only then, that I realized God wanted me to go to that dinner alone. And alone is not a bad thing. I'm learning that. Positive Progress.
The Realize Lap Band company is hosting a Casting Call for their national commercial campaign. My doctor's office nominated me for this opportunity. I sent them the full body shot that is my avatar on this site. They then called and did a phone interview with me for about 10 minutes. Then they asked me to submite a video interview answering specific questions. I have submitted that video to them and am now waiting to hear on the status of that casting call. Positive Progress.
I've started a new job in the past month and a half. Because I didn't have enough stress going on in my life. Lol. And it has now started to straighten itself out. Getting in the groove of things now. Same job, same benefits, much less stress. Positive Progress.
I WEIGH BELOW 300 LBS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS!!!!! POSITIVE PROGRESS!
Things aren't perfect in my life, but today is better than yesterday. And I my hit an occasional speed bump, but overall I'm making positive progress!
Thanks for listening,
Mar 27, 2007