It's the last day of 2012 and as the end of the year closes in, I find that my two most heartfelt prayers have been answered. Quanah has a job and Krista is engaged. My two chicks are settled or on their way to being settled. No sooner do I have the doors close on these prayers than another one burst wide open. And this one is driven by --- vanity.
One daughter + One ring = One wedding. One load of excess baggage + One wedding = One Diet. Yes, that plaguing hoary friend, that pestering antiquated relic, has come roaring out at me. So what's a girl to do, especially when history is not on her side?
A few days ago, my friend Lotus posted a challenge. Now generally I'm scrupulous about avoiding challenges. I don't like deadlines and since retiring, deadlines have been poison to me. But an even more poisonous fruit would be taking a bad wedding picture. My daughter deserves a perfect day and getting a healthier mom is the best gift I can give her. So, rising to Lotus' challenge, I'm going to loss enough weight to get off my blood pressure medication. That would be the best gift I could give to her.
I won't be posting about this. I have a journal at myfitnesspal.com that will catch all my triumphs and dramas. However, I DO have a weight loss progress program on my sidebar so as you see the numbers changing there, you will see that I'm on track with the challenge.
In the meantime, I send you all very happy new year greetings and wishes that all YOUR prayers come true in 2013.