Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Day!

Interesting Dinner
If you have followed me for long, you know I am part of a group of girls that goes to dinner once a month.  We call it Interesting Dinner and we have been doing it since October 2004.  This time, Lizard chose the restaurant and it turned out that it was the very first restaurant we went to at that first dinner in 2004.  Crazy!  We have a few new members of the group since then and was nice to revisit the place.  I love this group of ladies so very much.  We had one person missing (Cowgirl got a new knee a couple of weeks ago) and we missed her.  But we had such a lovely time.  I ate too much and drank too much (which leads to the next topic!)

Today is the big day.  I don't want to be too aggressive.  I just want some help with the hunger so I can quit focusing on that and focus on better things, like working out, making good choices, etc.  I do not like this feeling of slipping back, but I will conquer it.  Eventually, I will conquer it ALL...I just need to take one step at a time. 

The reason I had drinks last night was because I was celebrating.  I'm going to the 2012 Olympics in London!!  My SIL committed to going with me yesterday and we are submitting our event ticket bids this week.  I have ALWAYS been obsessed with the Olympics and always wanted to go.  I LOVE London and when they were awarded the 2012 games years ago, I told myself that I was going.  As it came closer, I decided that a trip to London would be an awfully good reward for losing 100 pounds.  I'm still 8 pounds away from that, but I KNOW I will make it soon and I have to commit this week. 

I had thought that I would have to go by myself because none of my friends are big travelers and they didn't really have an interest in going.  But my SIL LOVES the Olympics as much as I do and much to my surprise, decided to come with me.  Not to sound like a complete dork, but I had a lot of tears yesterday.  This is truly a dream come true for me and I'm happy to be celebrating 100 pound weightloss with my SIL who has been one of my biggest cheerleaders and supporters.

Since I love planning trips as much as I love taking them, I'm going to have a blast over the next 15 months!  I'm going to attempt to not drive everyone batshit crazy.  But I'm going to LONDON!  And even better, I'm going to the OLYMPICS!!!!

Positive Affirmation (Little notes of happiness to myself.)

Beth Ann, today when you did yoga, your arms were truly able to wrap around yourself, not just across the front of your body.  I noticed the difference!  Plus, it is nice to be able to completely circle your calf with your hands.  If (not you keep going, you are going to be so small by the Olympics that the airplane ride is not going to be the horrific experience they have been in the past.  You will just be a cute little jetsetter on the way to meet someone in London.  You know you can do it!!

Hugs, everyone!


Debi said...

I am so excited for you going to the Olympics! You are going to have so much fun and you will definitely be the cutest girl there!!! :)

Good job on the positive thoughts. I need to do that as well. Why is it so hard for us to be nice to ourselves?

I'm truly proud and honored to be your friend. Love you!!!

Stephanie said...

Have fun in London next year! I just wanted to let you know I mentioned you and your affirmations in my blog today. Thanks for the inspiration!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

How exciting, I'm so happy for you!

Leslie said...

I'm so jealous you are going to London for the Olympics, I watn to go to London so bad and I am a complete freak for the Olympics. LOL. I always print out the schedules and go crazy recording all of my favorite events!

Laura Belle said...

Wow, the Olympics! That's awesome. I'd love to go someday. I love to travel too, but it's difficult for my husband as he's a giant and doesn't fit in the little airplane seats very well.

Love your positive affirmations too! I need to practice more of that!

Darlin1 said...

You go girl--love the blog!

Lyla said...

That's amazing! What a great 100 lbs gift. You deserve it.

Tori said...

Right on!

Drazil said...

How freaking cool about London! HA - when you said Lizard picked I thought of me - you know - cuz Drazil is Lizard backwards....oh crap - what was I saying? Um you rock - and thank you for your comment today - it warmed my heart and I needed it.

Dawnya said...

Talk about jealous!!! I freaking adore the Olympics. I'm so happy for you. I know you and your SIL will have a great time.

Great positive affirmation!! You are wonderful.

Kiwigirl said...

What a great 100 lb reward! You SO deserve it!

Amanda said...

yay yay yay!! You are goiong to have so much fun in London! Any event in particular that you want to see??

What a great goal prize. I can't think of anything as great as that! Fabby.

Perhaps when we go to Chicago we can find a yoga class to go to! Get a few girls together! Try something new!