Beware the Ides of March...or at least the day before

Monday, March 14, 2011
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my hospital admittance, the day I knew would change everything. I had a mini-breakdown last night, but I cried my way through it and I'm feeling better this morning. It's that big lump in my chest, that ache that just doesn't seem to want to go away yet that's driving me crazy, but at least no tears.

Saturday I was on my way to my parents' house to watch the Cats play. It was a gorgeous spring-like day and I had the pre-game show on the radio. Out of nowhere I was suddenly back in that dark hospital room looking out the window to a bright, sunny day while basketball played in the background. I suddenly had the urge to vomit. I thought I was going to have to pull over. Luckily for me, I hit a red light and was able to change the radio station and compose myself.

As happy as I am that spring is around the corner, I'll be glad to get through the next couple of months. Thankfully, we have lots of good things going on to keep us busy and focused on our future.

On a much happier note, I've lost 7.5 pounds! WOO HOO! C25K is finally starting to work! Now, if I can just keep the momentum going, maybe I can get the rest of this weight off for good. :)


  1. (((Hugs))) Thinking of you.

  2. Congrats on making headway towards your weight loss goal! Feels good to actually have something work, doesn't it?

    Keep it up!

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