Easter falls one week earlier this year than it did in 2009, and that is significant to me. Fifty-one weeks ago, as I stood in the washroom at my in-laws immediately following that holiday feast, I was horrified to see the highest number I had ever seen staring back at me from the scale.
Yesterday evening we celebrated with that branch of the family again. It was wonderful – I love spending time with them! Plus, I was able to stand on the scale confidently after the meal was all packed up, when the desserts had already been consumed, and see a number that did not make me want to break down crying.
It hasn’t quite been an entire year since I reached my utmost weight, but the memories that coincide with that particular event were very vivid last night. It was quite the feeling to realize that I have finally broken the cycle I was stuck in for so long. It is an amazing thing to be free of those frequent realizations that I had reached yet another high on the scale, and to recognize that now I am actually setting new lows. This is very much a start to a totally new way of life for me!
My fantastic mother-in-law made me laugh when we were chatting about our wedding and she warmly asked if we would do another ceremony now that I am slim! I was overwhelmed by the huge compliment and I have to admit that the thought has crossed my mind before. But, as my own wise mom has said, “being happy is not a state of body.” Our wedding was so sincere and special and there is nothing that I would change about it! Maybe we will do something really meaningful for one of our milestone anniversaries down the road, but for now I am very happy with the memories that I already hold dear – both of the day I married my best friend and of this most recent Easter dinner!