Of course you have been a huge part of this process! I re-read some of your comments as I went over those older posts. Early on I only had a few followers (my first post had no comments), but all along, I've received so much love and support from each of you and I cannot fully articulate how much you mean to me.
This blog has been a chronicle of this process and it will continue to serve that purpose as I deal with the challenges and triumphs yet to come. I look forward to writing posts with titles such as, "GOAL!!!" and "I'm down 100 lbs.!" and hopefully, "I just won the lottery!". I also expect to write posts like, "Maintaining weight loss is boring (in a good way)" and "I've worn out a pair of size 10 jeans!".
So what else is up? Halloween was fun. The whole weekend was fun, but VERY busy. My daughter's soccer team won both tournament games they played so they have a championship game this Sunday. I keep referring to this soccer season as the season that wouldn't end. Seriously, we are starting volleyball tomorrow and the soccer season hasn't ended. Practices are being held in the pitch-black darkness. This next sport's season will be busy because both of my girls are playing team sports which means four practices a week plus at least two games a weekend. At least we'll be indoors. Oh and my oldest is playing on an indoor soccer team too. It is going to be NUTS!
I also had a job interview on Monday afternoon. It would be a very good job, but I am hoping they don't offer it to me. I really don't want to leave the company I am working for even though I don't have any benefits. The new job would have fantastic benefits (pension, insurance, more time off), but it would mean more hours away from my family. My quality of life would suffer. The money would be about the same.
Food and band-wise, I'm doing pretty well. I haven't eaten much Halloween candy. 1.75 packages so far. Here's a picture of all the candy my kids brought home:
I do feel like the reflux might be coming back although it isn't bad at the moment. The OTC medication I bought said to take it for two weeks no more than every four months. I am wondering if any of you have ever taken a product like P/revicid more frequently than that?
Here's my kids in their Halloween costumes:
Caelyn was a goth cheerleader and Bryn was a creepy bat lady. They are both being intentionally apathetic in the picture. Aren't they cute?