April 1st, 2013 -- How did we get to this day in the year? It seems that Father Time is spinning out of control. I know we'll have to get used to it because the spinning will continue - pretty soon I won't recognize myself behind all the wrinkles on my face!
I enjoyed every bit of Easter 2013. I attended Mass on the evening of Holy Saturday. I am always amazed how people will flock to the Church for Easter and Christmas and skip the rest of the calendar year. I suppose I am happy to see they remember God and pay their respects than not attend Mass at all.
Here's another Weight Loss Story - I know, I know...another one. I have many where those came from if you want MORE! I bought a pair of cream colored pants on Sale at Macy's back in 2004. During that time, I had lost about 15 pounds and believed that I would reach my goal. Well, I lost and gained everything back plus an additional 50 pounds. We know how that goes. So these pair of slacks have been hanging in my closet since 2004. Since my health kick since 2010, I knew that I would finally reach my goal this time around. Something was different about this cycle. I wanted off this Yo Yo ferris wheel! I would try on these slacks at least once month. Even when I was big again, I would try on the slacks just so I could imagine myself wearing them one day. Yes, I'd even imagine this when my big belly was in the way of fasten the button.
So a few months ago, I noticed that these slacks were almost ready to be taken out for a spin in public. I had to fix the hem since they were about an inch too long. Yes, my Mother taught me well. She taught me to cook and iron like no other and everything else in between. Was she setting me up for Husband Shopping? I'm thrilled to share that I wore the cream colored slacks out yesterday for Easter Celebration. I love to dress up and it seems that most of my Banana Republic shirts are too large. Could I now be an actual 'Medium' size fine ass piece of Man? Maybe. I plan to do a bit of shopping after work and I'll be able to respond to that question by the end of today!
So yes, I wore my cream colored pants and felt great. I would love to wear these again and again and I know that the only way I will be able to do so is to continue to live this healthy lifestyle. There are no secrets, no magic powders, pills, drinks, special soups to keep the weight off -- it's hard work and taking notice of one's eating habits. Yes, sometimes I do binge from time to time but I always remember that tomorrow is a new day and there's nothing I can do while feeling the guilt of 'cheating'. You just have to change your whole mindset --that's the hard part. More and more I am learning to become a better friend to myself. After all these years, I'm no longer foolin' myself. Praise!!!