Sunday, April 4, 2010


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!


  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!

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

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

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

  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!

  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? :)

  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.

  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!

  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!!!