SOooo to be able to have CHOICES like I did today was so much fun for me. I got some great stuff!! I told Hubby that he was in for some trouble...with so many options, he better start saving his money.
As I said, today was a good day. Because the last few days has been a little hard for me. One year ago on October 18th, I lost an old friend who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). My friend was only 40 years old and had a beautiful wife and three amazing kids. I was so lucky to be able to spend time with him over the last 3 years of his life...however, each time we visited, his health declined drastically. But we had some great chats and tons of laughs. He never forgot to remind me to enjoy life. The last time I saw him was 3 weeks before he passed away. It affected me very deeply. But I have my old friend to thank for who I have become this past year. I thought, and think, about him a lot. I know that he would have done ANYTHING he could have to try to fight that horrible disease. But as you know, there was nothing he could do. I realized that being 40 and obese was also a disease...only I was living a slow death...and I COULD do something about it...I could save my own life. If my friend was here, he would tell me not to waste it. I feel like I owe it to him - and to every person who has passed away after such a short life - to fight to live. To not waste the time that I have here. You could say this for not only losing weight, but also for not worrying about little things, enjoying every single day, appreciating your loved ones, and being kind to others. Live a good, quality life. I want him to know that I am not going to waste this life. That was the beginning of the new me. And if the time comes that I get lazy, or slack off, I will think of him, and I will get my ass off the couch and move it. RIP, and thank you, JB.