Thursday, April 14, 2011

APRIL 14th Gaining Peace & Too Busy!

Hello Journal & Friends,

I was surprised when I glanced at the date of my last post... I hadn't realized it had been that long! Is that a good thing? Too busy living to obsess on weight loss?? Or maybe just too busy, LOL!

This last Monday I had a wonderful visit family members. We met at a local eatery, and shared our memories of my Dad... and to some of them, their Grand-Dad. The youngest was 3, Dad's great-granddaughter. 

I enjoyed it so was sort of closure. Since I don't have permission to post photos of everyone, I'll just show Jim and myself:

My brother had generously sent us a gift card to this restaurant, which happened to be the buffet type. I liked that! I get to be picky, and stay on plan. Though I must admit, I came within 3 seconds of going back for a huge chocolate frosted brownie I spotted while looking for the sugar-free desserts. 

I was pouting because they used to have more choices. And I ALMOST huffed and puffed over that, and went for the brownie. Thankfully, sanity prevailed. ;-) But it sort of shook me to have come that close. Sigh... I'm not as solid as I'd like to think. And I need to remember that.

Each year when we use the gift card from my brother and sister-in-law, we bring a cardboard cut-out stand-up of Weebles with Phil and Fay's names on it. We set it on the table like they are there having the meal with us. It's funny to us... and then we send it to them afterwards with the photo. 

This year I included a cut-out of my Dad. This was my and my sister's favorite photo of Dad. We had a sweet time of sharing, laughing, remembering, and telling stories on each other. :-)

From Dr Phil's book: "Gain emotional closure... refuse to live with unfinished emotional business."

My verse for today: "Be stilll, and know that I am God."

My quote for today: "May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live." --Robert A Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Enjoy the Journey,


DAY 608


kellidee said...

you sure are looking good these days loretta..i am very proud of you for going all the way with the will make it to your goal..i know you will..i am trying to get back to mine..i am having too many problems with my legs but i will soon get them worked out..have a great easter..loveya kelli

135by2012 said...

Glad you had a nice day with family. Congratulations on your success at buffet. I am still a little nervous and not sure I would trust myself in that situation. I like how you pointed out the positive, that being a picky eater, you had more options.

PeacefulBird said...

That's so precious, Loretta! My family will be doing that in October when we meet here to scatter my parents' mingled ashes. I hope we'll continue to have rememberance gatherings.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Phil's quote--refusing to live with unfinished business. I like that. It's certainly time.

And, LOOK AT YOU! Loretta, you look 35 years old in that photo. I actually scrolled back up to see if I was mistaken about the date the photo was taken. Then I looked hard and thought, well, Jim doesn't look 35, so I guess this is "now". :o I am totally jealous sitting here with my newly OLD face! But very pleased for you. :D

As far as a long time between posts. :) Maybe you're getting this new non-obssessive form of the 'hitting it hard diet' down before me! I suspect that Joey is helping with that. Hard to be zeroed in on diet thoughts with a scampering pup.

I just want to be PERFECT following my plan AND not have to think about it incessantly at the same time. :} Let's make that a prayer project. chuckle.


Joy said...

You look awesome and your dad was so handsome!! So glad you got to spend time with family. And way to go on skipping the brownie. Probably was not any good anyway. Homemade brownies are the best. Oh, not that I eat them. Tee Hee!

Keep focused!

Retta said...

Well, don't I feel sheepish! Here I was fixated on my puffy double chin, and didn't even notice that I didn't look my 60 years old. Go figure! Thank you all for the nice compliment. I'll try to remember it next time I grumble over my appearance. :-}

M Pax said...

I'm so glad you got some closure and enjoyed yoruself. Good going staying on plan. Whatever the almost, you talked yourself out of it. That's major. You won.

LOL like your weeble tradition. And you look great in that photo with Jim. Glad you're busy living. that's a good thing. Do pop me a line now and then though. :D

Anonymous said...

Great pic of you and are looking great!

Love the cut out of your Dad and the have such a wonderful imagination.

Glad you were able to get out and enjoy family time...congrats on resisting the brownie!

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