Author: Jilligan
•5:55 AM
1 pound away from 80 pounds lost. I am feeling much better after last week. I know it's only Tuesday but let's all try to be optimistic.

Some good things are going on. 1. My husband bought me a dress for Mother's Day. I picked the size and I thought I would have to take it back to exchange it because it would be too small. Wrong! I needed a smaller size. I needed a, wait for it...wait for it...I am so sure I am going to tell you my size. Okay, you twisted my arm. I needed a 10. Now before you "say" anything let's remember that I started this journey in a 22 or 2X. Moving on. 2. I ran my entire run this morning without stopping. Not one single time. Not even tricking myself to say I needed to blow my nose or I needed to tie my shoe. I RAN THE ENTIRE 3 MILES. I think that's really great considering I only really got one good run in last week due to my stay in the local resort, other's call a hospital. 3. My son is doing okay after his fight. Some of the kids are still being jerks and the other boy's girlfriends' mom was "mad dogging" him last night at a school event but other then that he is pretty good. His eye is still really black and blue. His ear is much better and the cuts are healing up pretty good. 4. Texas qualified for some additional stimulus money for education so the budget at work is looking better. Board meeting tonight that should determine my future with the district. I am hoping for a raise but may have to settle for shortened contract. 5. Got some new running clothes for Mother's Day also. Had to go down a size in them also. Actually made myself try them on before leaving the store. Really excited about that. I have mentioned before about having to buy men's running clothes. The fit was okay and didn't bother me but there were never any colors or cuteness to them. Now I am just glad to at least be able to buy in color!

Some other things I would like to happen: 1. My spare house really needs to sell. Finances are tight but I am just tired of being cramped both literally and physically in a house that doesn't fit us. 2. Work needs to settle down. I am still really having lots of stress from work. I know I need to figure out how to deal with the stress because I can't change the stresses. 3. I have to convince my DH to get the AC going at the house. We don't have central AC so each room gets a window unit. They have to be put in soon or sleeping is about to become unbearable.

So a few minor things going on and a few major things but much less stressful then last week. Crazy time of the year as school winds down. Just have to make sure I keep up with the pace.
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On May 10, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Jodie said...

Great job!! You are doing a such a good job...even with all the stress in your life. I don't know how you fit it all in, get it done, and still have time to sleep. There's always so much going on in your life, that's an easy excuse to let things slide, but you aren't using that as an excuse!!

Exciting to get new clothes - in smaller sizes!! And running clothes! What a great treat.

And YAYAYAYAY on the running! Most of that is mental - and you beat it. You did it! You ran the whole time.

You're doing awesome. And there's lot of people noticing that! (Even if they don't comment!) Keep it up!

On May 19, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Jo Lynn said...

There's nothing wrong with a size 10. The dress my daughter bought me to wear in her wedding is a size 10! Now, I have had to take it in a little bit but five months ago when she ordered it, my chest size warranted a size 10.
So, wear your size 10 dress proudly!! :)