March 1st=6 month mark….halfway there.
Did I reach 50 lbs lost in six months? No. Did I hang my head in shame when I went to get weighed in and lost 3 more pounds coming in at 43 lbs lost so far, just 7 away from reaching my goal? No.
In many ways that in itself is a bigger accomplishment than the number. I have not failed, I have done my best and that is enough. In these past 6 months my life is simply not the same as it was when I began this journey. I have learned so much, I have walked through the hard parts so far looking the demons head on and dismantling them one by one. I have hope and understanding and a new found love for myself that can only be attributed to one thing….that is the enormous love and support I have received in the past six months.
For every encouraging word, post on the blog ,Facebook, or e-mail message from every single person far away and close by who takes the time to let me be part of their lives especially Shannon, Bay, Michele, Alexis, Moody, Jean and Walter! So so many friends that keep me close and watch over me even when I don’t realize it. Amy, John, Veronica, Lauren, Carolyn, Sarah, Big Al, Tony, Jessica, Deb, Matt, Sue Ellen, Mel, Bob,Kate, Susan, who are a fierce wall of support and at times when I just can’t stand on my own I have them to lean on, they hold the space for me until I can take the next step forward. My Recycled Doggies family Shera, Shannon, Phyllis, Steph, Pam, Mary, Holly, Lisa, Deb, Rach, Jessy, Lindsay, the amazing Dr. B and anyone else who is slipping my mind at the moment who have been so supportive. Without Recycled Doggies and their support of this project and faith in me none of this would have happened, I am forever grateful. Charmaine who held my hand to the pool and walked beside me as I laid the shame down. Then there is Scott, I don’t even know what to say or how I can ever really thank him enough for being the day in and day out sounding board to all my feelings, frustrations and for keeping my butt off the 4th floor when it’s toxic sugarland! Of course my dogs Tully, Maggie and Tristan who never lets me forget why I am doing this in the first place. He is the light that leads the way in courage, faith and love.
I am looking forward to the next six months. There are more stories to write, more lessons to learn and more life to live.
We have made huge impact with the money raised so far over $3,000 has been raised to help Recycled Doggies do what they do so so well and that is give dogs that have no hope a voice and a happy ending!