Sunday, April 4, 2010

Reborn

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.

266.

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!

10 comments:

  1. What a very special Easter for you and what a wise mother you have. Happiness is most definitely not a state of body. So glad it was a great day for you!

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  2. My one year anniversary is coming up...I am going to build a bear....to get myself an exercise bear.
    I can't wait....
    Congrats on creating a new reality for yourself.

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  3. You've done a wonderful thing. You are such an inspiration!

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  4. I love your mom's saying. It is a state of being, not body!

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  5. I agree - what a saying! I am so happy for you and I loved the previous athlete post! You are such an inspiration! Happy Easter to you!

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  6. What your mom said is sooooo cool. I love that saying. Glad you had a fantastic Easter with your in-laws...and what a difference a year makes, eh? :)

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  7. What a great feeling!

    I've had the same thought about another wedding ceremony when I lose all the weight I want to lose, but your mom is right--the original ceremony was special and wonderful and I wouldn't change anything about it (um, except my eye makeup...nobody told me that it ran!) lol.

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  8. Hubby wanted to marry and commit to you when your body wasn't slim and trim. That's true love baby! He's a keeper!

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  9. What super remarks! Seriously, you guys are the best and I just love reading your thoughts and stories on here. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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