Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weigh Day - 43.8 pounds!

Two more sticks of butter wave goodbye.

Slow, but good.

I figured out that most of my anxiety about our trip is that it is the first time I will have gone back to my home town just for a visit since my dad died almost three years ago.

For many years, I traveled home every quarter to visit my parents and sister as our folks were failing.  Mom left us two years before our father.  Those were tough years (about seven, if I remember right.)

I'm sure I dealt with the tough emotions by eating.  There are a lot of memories - both good and bad - tied up in that place. 

Now that I understand more about why I've been feeling so anxious, I feel a bit better.  At least I know what I'm facing.  I shared the realization with my sweet husband and he was very understanding.  I realize, too, that facing my uncomfortable emotions is better than trying to eat them away. 

Life is hard.  But that's okay.  I can still smile.  I can still make good eating choices.  I don't have to face it all alone.  One foot in front of the other....


  1. Hello, my beautiful friend. I just wanted to remind you that you'll be fine on your trip. Just relax and enjoy your family and friends. I know that it's going to be different without seeing your Dad there...but I also know that our Heavenly Father is there with you and will give you strength. Have a wonderful trip and we'll see you on the flipside.

    Love ya!!

  2. Hi Cindy,

    Woohoo! Two more sticks of butter gone! Wonderful!

    As for your trip.....

    Ps 139:7-10

    Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
    If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
    If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
    (even if I drive across the desert all the way to Houston)
    even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.

    He is with you in Houston!

    And so am I! You are actually right here in my kitchen while I'm writing this! And you are fixing your own breakfast since I am such a fabulous hostess!

    I love you and am overjoyed that you are here! Thank you so much for coming!

    Love you,
    Your sister

  3. Hi Cindy,

    I guess you are still having technical difficulties while you're traveling. Just checking in. I miss you! It seems like you got here, then I blinked my eyes and you were gone!

    Love you!
    Your sister


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