Second best news . . I weighed in today at 66kg. I had stabilised at 68kg for a while. Since last Friday I've lost two kilos. One kilo in sweat, one in tears. I was right pleased with myself and risked trying on an old pair of well loved, lightweight summer jeans, that hadn't fitted for two years . . . Yay! . . . On they slid! I'm glad I kept them. I'm glad I kept all sorts of things that I almost threw away when I was listening to those voices telling me "you'll never get in that again!". I went through all my "too small" clothes and felt as though I'd just been shopping . . . Then I did go and buy two new vests, which combined with tanned arms, show an awful lot of scarring (self-harm not injecting). I didn't give two hoots, I felt almost slim and tanned and clean and proud! and happy!
O Wow, maybe this should've been second best news . . . After Hamper G had skipped to school smiling, she was called out in assembly (in front of the whole school) to be awarded a certificate; for "an enthusiastic start to her schooling" . . . The teacher said she looked a little confused to begin with (I would imagine so), then spurred on by the applause began to relax and stood there "reading" her certificate and grinning like the cat that got the cream. Guess what? . . . I cried ;-). It must have been very overwhelming for her. As I collected her at 1.15 she said "Mum, I love school now and I mean it this time". This is high on my gratitude list.
I have some money in the bank, not a great deal, but enough spare after the bills etc, to go on-line tomorrow and order some sheet music for the piano, I'm grateful for that. And some "Hi-tops" for Geekster, he's grateful for that. I'm grateful that he's grateful.
I'm so grateful for the bloke who was mowing next door's front garden this evening and decided to cross the path and mow mine too . . . that might be just what I need to kick start me onto the gardening . . . tomorrow? Maybe.
Hey, I'm grateful that I can "un-set" the alarm right now; tomorrow being Saturday. O yes. I'm sure I could go on and on with this but I'll stop here and have an early ish night. I want to wake up feeling good and I will. I'll be grateful for that too.
Last, but by no means least, I'm massively grateful to you, my friends, who make me laugh and cry, make me think and write and make me so thankful that I even started this blogging journey.
And then, of course, it's thanks to all of your encouragement, understanding and just being here that I've carried on with this journey and come this far.
So . . . Just a huge whacking great ginormous thanks to everyone reading these words.
Saturday; I thought I'd posted this last night, I hadn't. It's 10.45 am, I'm on my first coffee. Geekster had a friend stay for the night, then a few more came round at 9 this morning. Hamper G joined them upstairs, leaving me to sleep ;-) It's sunny and hot again and there's a lot of gardening to do . . . I'm grateful I've got a garden, and the sun, and a fresh pineapple for breakfast and . . and . . .
A quick ps . . . As this seems to go so well with this Sunny Saturday . . .