Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A "Yay Me" Moment

I am having a little bit of a "Yay Me" Moment.

If you have ever seen the show Suite Life of Zach and Cody, you know what I am talking about.  Throughout the show London Tipton randomly gets all excited and claps her hands while saying "Yay Me!"  I think everyone is allowed a "Yay Me" moment every once in a while, a time to pat yourself on the back and say, "You done good kid!" 

My moment came yesterday when we got back the dreaded school pictures.  This year for the first time in a long time I didn't absolutely hate it!  Usually I look at the picture and see every hair that is out of place and how the lipstick is just not quite the right shade and how my one eye looks smaller than the other.  Looking at the picture this year I see so much more than hair, clothes, makeup and a smile.  This year I see a girl  who is in some crazy place in life where she never saw her self being, and yet is happier than she has ever been.  I see a girl who finally chose to stop making excuses and take control of her life, a girl who is working hard toward her goals, a girl who said that it was time to get rid of the walls she had built and a girl who finally decided to put the Nutrition degree she paid Mizzou a LOT of money for, to better use.  :)

 I see a girl who is 45 lbs lighter than she was 1 year ago!!!

Now I will be the first to admit that weight is just a number and being thinner isn't everything and it isn't the key to happiness.  What I will tell you is  I feel better than I have felt in years, I have more energy and less headaches.  I have more confidence and just more of an all around better outlook on life.  Now, by no means I am calling myself skinny, I actually have about 40lbs to go to reach my goal, which is what my drivers license has said since I was 16 (and it was a lie then.) What I am, is happier and HEALTHIER than I have been in years.  So this is me clapping my hands and saying "Yay me!"  Thanks for giving me this moment!  Have you had a "Yay me" moment lately?  If not, you should!  I will be the first to tell you, "You done good kid!"

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