Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Approaching The Anniversary.....

Today's weigh in has me at....


That is a 1.5 pound loss for the week. I really would like to be in the 122's by my anniversary, but 1.8 pounds is a lot to lose in 4 days. Hmmmm....I will work towards that, but not be disappointed if I don't hit my goal. I have definitely come a long way this year. I have learned a lot and am loving the way my life is heading!

I didn't think I would actually make it to my one year anniversary of my healthy lifestyle journey. I didn't know that I would make it to week 2 ha! I have learned so much this past year. I also had a couple of pretty rough experiences this past year. My grandpa passed away and instead of pushing away my feelings, I ran into them head on.

When my parents told me about their divorce, I described in the post that I was still fuzzy. Well, 10 months hasn't made that any more clear. I am still extremely fuzzy and trying to cope. Lately, I have been trying to really deal with it and move forward, but it is so hard. Especially because they aren't even legally separated, no papers have been filed, I hate my mother's boyfriend, my family doesn't talk and all my parents do is argue. Some days are easier than others, but I will be helping my dad file the divorce papers this week. That will be rough, but at least it will give me a step towards some closure.

These were 2 of the rougher experiences I have ever had, but I didn't let my depression about either stop me from LIVING MY LIFE. It may have had moments where it slowed me down, but I refuse to give up! I want to be a person people look to for inspiration. I want to help others cope in positive ways even after bad things do happen. I have learned to stay positive in dark days, because the light is at the end of the tunnel....even if you have to chase it for a while :)

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How do you stay positive when times get tough?


Missy said...

Congrats on 1 year of healthy living! That's awesome. Especially maintaining a healthy lifestyle as life threw you major curve balls.

I hope taking the steps to solidify the divorce will bring your family the closure it needs. Praying for you!

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Corletta said...

I appreciate your honest in this post. It's not easy facing your emotions head on. It's not easy losing a loved one. You're right; things have been difficult for you; however, you still manage to be an inspiration...TO ME!!! Thanks for that!!! By the way...congrats on meeting your goal!!!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! 1.5 lbs lost.. you rocking it out girl!!

When I need to deal with rough times which is more often than I like, :), I try to do things I enjoy to take my mind off the pain. It really seems to help. I'll be routing for you!