Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Year Ago

What a difference a year makes. A year ago as I was leaving work after a long and demanding shift, I was extremely exhausted as I drug myself to the time clock. I remember saying to myself, "Something has got to change!" With tears streaming down my face, I repeated this phrase out loud over and over again. It was that night I chose not to throw in the towel, or my stethoscope so to speak, but to take control of what I could in my life. I joined Weight Watchers, and have since lost 70 pounds. Though it has taken me a long ten months, I feel better than I have in years. In the past five years I have dealt with several health issues,and I never know when my Auto Immune Hepatitis will come out of remission. That means I plan to give life everything I can. For me that means that my "Bucket List" is going to get a lot of my spare time. I am going to go like hell for as long as I can and not live in self pity, First on my list was to lose weight, only 20 more pounds to go, then run/walk a 5K, as Brykn says "RUN, RUN, RUN Mam-maw! Then it is off to Africa on a humanitarian mission for three weeks, plus giving it all I have to try to climb Mount Kilimanjaro!