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....the warm salty breeze blow through the palm trees!!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Today is turning out to be a wonderful day!! Got up, started laundry (which I absolutely hate to do) and did the dishes. I usually wait until I start dinner to do dishes but I figured I might as well get them done early. Went for my Thursdays walk and I fell GREAT!!! There really is something about the sunshine down here in Florida that makes things better for me! I'm walking down the street when a Jimmy Buffett song starts playing on my MP3 player and I can't help but look down the street at the palm trees and enjoy the sun on my face. This is home! This is where I am truly the happiest! The situations that brought me here are not the happiest but God truly works in mysterious ways. I am here for a reason and my family is with me! Not every day is beach life.....honestly....we rarely ever go to the beach and it's only 15 minutes away! It's not about the parties like it was when I lived here almost 10 years ago. It's about appreciating the beauty of one of God's most beautiful places. It's watching and smelling the warm salty breeze blow through the palm trees. It's about going into my backyard and wiggling my toes through some sand. It may not seem like a lot to some people. Some may even hate the idea of it. For me though it was the change I was needing in my life. I hope my kids don't grow up like most children who live in Florida do and not appreciate this beautiful state we live in. I hope they never take for granted the beautiful sunrises and the amazing sunsets.
On another note....... I have amazing news! I weighed myself today and I'm at 208.5. As exciting as they may seem, it's not really just a week. I'm thinking I lost some weight before I started back on SP. Either way I'm ecstatic! I haven't been under 210 in YEARS and it feels good. I've gone from needing to lose 90 pounds to only 68.5. I know I can do it and I'm more motivated than ever!!!
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