Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A New Lease...

When Kristy first called to ask if I thought we could come to Brazil, my initial reaction was, "NO WAY." I didn't see how in the world it could work out. The more we talked, the more excited I got and then the next thing I knew, we were planning a trip to Brazil!

Ever since Maggie moved in with us, I've had a "sitting on the edge of my seat" mentality. I kept waiting for the next shoe to drop, so to speak. It seems that I never truly relaxed; never laughed or found anything funny; never had fun; never did anything much except work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep. Going to Brazil has renewed my spirit. I know that wasn't the sole reason for the trip but it is truly an added bonus as I feel like I have "a new lease on life".

Laughing with and at Maggie; playing with the grandchildren; truly vacationing; being with Kristy and Demps all have combined to help me see the grass as a little greener, the sky a little bluer and help me to think "it's worth it." I'm hoping that all this will combine to help me get in the mindset to lose some weight and to continue to maintain my lease for years to come.