Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Just between you and me......
I'm planning a very quiet, low key Fourth Bandiversary celebration.
I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings so I'd prefer you not blab all over creation about this little celebration.
I wouldn't want anyone to know they aren't invited.
And, I definitely don't want the place crawling with papparazzi.
You probably find it rather odd that I'm not having my usual explosion of a party in Judiland.
But, I gotta be honest here---it's been an exhausting, overwhelming, completely draining and did-I-say-exhausting? few weeks here in my corner of the world.
I'd tell you all about it but I'm just way too tuckered out to even form a rational sentence let alone entertain you or inspire you.
What I will tell you is this.....
Four years ago, at this very moment, I changed my life in more ways that I could have ever imagined. (click there to go back in time....)
It not only changed my pants size and the number on the scale but it totally transformed how I feel about myself, how I interact with others and how I live my daily life.
It's given me control over something that I never had control over--my weight.
It gave me the power to overpower what overpowered me--food.
To some people, their weight may not matter as much and they may be perfectly happy with living full filling, purposeful lives regardless of a few pounds here and a few pounds there.
That's not me.
But, I could not do it.
Throw tomatoes at me if you wish.
Call me vain or self centered or just plain crazy.
I can take it.
I completely own my vanity and my self centeredness and my craziness.
Sure, it was also somewhat about my health and living longer.
But it was also about enjoying life so I could enjoy being healthy and wanting to live longer.
And, I do that much better in a size 8 or 10 than a size 18 or 22.
That is who I am.
That is what makes me happy.
My Lapband helped make me happier.
Which, in turn, has helped me make the world a happier place.
Being happy is good.
That's reason for a celebration....even if it's a quiet one.
Welcome to my happier place.
Here's a few happy shots from the past month...