Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thank you thank you thank you!

First things first...I am completely overwhelmed (in a good way) by all the comments and emails I received from my last post.  To say you made a huge difference in how I felt is an understatement.  I've never felt such love and support, and I wanted to thank you for helping me not regret posting my secret.  I have to admit--as soon as I hit "publish post" I panicked and nearly deleted the whole thing.   I am really glad I didn't.  So THANK YOU.  I never thought that I would find such amazing people by writing this blog.  Your words of encouragement and advice will be taken to heart, and I truly feel like I can get through this.

How were your holidays?  Mine were great--I focused on quality time with the family and tried not to let the work fiasco get to me.  It worked pretty well!  The only regret from the weekend is the insane amount of homemade caramels I consumed.  I don't know how many calories each piece is, but I'm sure it is a lot.  To combat the feeling of sudden fatness I felt yesterday after waking up, I made a goal to run at least 7 miles that evening.  I made it to 7.2 before my watch battery died and it got dark.  It felt great to get out!

I have a bunch of pictures I will upload later.  My favorite thing from the weekend was taking family pictures with my hubby's family.  Let's just say it took a whole lot of patience and was hilarious!

What was your favorite thing about the weekend?


  1. Glad you are feeling uplifted!! And that you had a good weekend. Can't wait to see pictures!

    My favorite thing was having my brother's here and eating!! Eating lots of homemade Italian recipes!

  2. Well, let's see - it must have been watching my curly locked hair daughter beat the teenage boys in boxing on the Wii - he, he. he! In real life I am sure they would overpower her, but she boxes 4 times a week and her technique is very good.
    I loved the traditions of it all, cinnamon rolls, coffee, the Christmas Story, opening presents one by one. So fun! Have a great day and I love that you ran over 7 yesterday - I keep telling myself - i'm gonna do it. If I don't post at least a 4 - write me scathing note- would ya? =o]

  3. Glad you are smiling and got in a great run! One minute, one hour, one day at a time. :)

    My favorite things were spending time with family playing games and laughing a lot, and since I had to work Christmas night--working with great peeps!

  4. Glad you are feeling much better today!

  5. Oh! And I hope you saw my Q&A post with your question! I posted it last night. :o)

  6. Wow look at you go! Awesome distance :)

  7. I'm so glad you're feeling in better spirits today. :) I think the best thing about my weekend was getting Christmas behind me. LOL Is that terrible to say? Way to go on those seven miles! YOU ROCK!