It’s been one good week for me. It usually is. That’s the benefit of being an optimist, knowing that I have the power to create my own happiness.
The first thing that really put me in a good mood was when I put my work pants on a few nights ago. They were not snug. They fell down off my hips an inch or so. I’ve been struggling to lose about 10 – 15 pounds and up to this point, I haven’t really had much in the way of confirmation that I’ve been on the right track. What the scale says, doesn’t say, it’s irrelevant. How my clothes fit – that’s what mattered to me. Silly, vain, shallow – I know. I care about my appearance and that’s that. The cherry on top was when I was getting changed for bed one night and The Man made a remark about how I had lost some weight. I felt radiant in that moment. My work, my choices are finally paying off.
Every night that I don’t have to work, I walk. Deedee comes with me. We talk about life. We walk until the sun dips down and then we turn around and head back to the house. I love our walks. I treasure our walks. They remind me of myself, as a teenager, walking my dogs. Sometimes I’d walk those dogs with my mom, sometimes I’d walk them alone. With Deedee and I, there is no dog pulling us along. It’s just me and my first born.
I ordered myself something online today. I can’t wait for it to arrive. I haven’t had a wedding ring in ages. Soon I will have one on my hand again. I can’t wait. It’s almost my anniversary. When The Man asked me what I wanted, I told him a new ring.
My life is awesome!!!