On the more joyous side of things, it was another lovely dinner with my girls. Aren't we a cute crew? :) I was determined to enjoy my food selections without going hog wild. I avoided alcohol and dessert completely. I had one bite of the complimentary cornbread (delish!) and one bite of the spanakopita Cowgirl & KK ordered (I don't like cooked spinach, not not as delish). I decided against a soup or salad and just had my entree...6 ribs with a side of slaw and a side of onion strings. In the time it took for everyone to eat their entire dinners (and then some), I had eaten 2 ribs. Chew, chew, chew. Ha! And about 1/2 of the onions. I'm eating the rest for lunch today. Not a bad choice for me.
Hey! I have 100 followers! How the heck did that happen?? I started this for myself as a documentation of my journey. I wanted to be able to see how far I had come and to be able to reflect on my feelings at different stages of all this. I did think if it could help one person, then it would be worth it to make it public. Never in a million years would I think that people would really want to read it! And I never thought that I could love people so much that I have never seen face to face.
I think of so many of you as not just "blog" friends, but friends. You inspire me, motivate me and just make me so happy to be part of this community. I can't wait to see each day what you all are up to and what you have to say. You truly make a difference in my life and I can't thank you enough for that. For those of you going to Chicago, I have a hug waiting for you!
I finally made myself run 2 consecutive miles today. It has been quite a while (over a month) since I have done that. It amazes me how much I want to quit during that first mile. Then I wanted to quit after a mile and a half, but I pushed it to two. Then I wanted to quit, but I had told myself I was going to run for 30 minutes, so I kept going. In fact, I ended up going for 32 minutes and 2.5 miles. I feel so good!