End of Week 30 – I Am Thankful….

Report: Weigh-in date, December 14, 2012. Weight 267.  No change.  Total lost to date, 33 pounds.  Ok, I’m still holding my own.

As much as I need to concentrate on getting Christmas finished and sticking to my diet, I must admit that once I heard about the Sandy Hook shooting nothing else mattered.  I can’t watch the news on it without crying.  The debates that have already started now spark strong feelings in me, when normally I would not participate in the arguments.

The victims are barely out of the crime scene area and already I’m hearing the back and forth on gun control.  One cliché that really gets me is, “Guns don’t kill people.  People kill people.”  Well, yeah, but I can’t help but think that people with guns kill people much more easily and more efficiently than people with knives or blunt instruments.  That’s all I have to say on that subject.

Much more important is that this event has pointed out to me how lucky I am.  Actually, I try very hard not to take my life for granted, but it never hurts to be reminded of good fortune.  I am so thankful for my husband and son, my friends and my job, and my extended family.  I am especially thankful to have my mother and siblings.  There are seven of us, and we are all still here and doing pretty well, in fact.

I am thankful to be able to continue with this weight loss project, which will get back to normal next week, I promise.  I will weigh in next Friday even though it is supposed to be the day the world ends (LOL).  It is also my sister’s birthday and I think that is much more important, so I fully expect life will go on.  Besides, my cousin’s band, Say Chance, is performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on December 22nd, so the world can’t end on the 21st.  Wish I could be there!  They are great!

Until next week….

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