Saturday, January 5, 2008
Hey friends, Please excuse my spotty blogging this week. I'm in NY. I'm having a great time. Last night I was up till 3:30 in the morning talking with 2 old friends. I have a scratchy voice and bags under my eyes but I feel awesome.
I think sometimes we underestimate the emotional journey this whole process is. The rearranging the guts is just the beginning. I embraced healthier habits of eating and living, I lost -146 pounds and had some nip and tucks and now I look in the mirror and see a new person. It's not just about the physical. It's not as simple as seeing a skinnier version of me. I am a new person. Of course my core personality is the same but I smile a lot more, I no longer accept less than what I deserve, I see a future that I never saw before. I care about this new me.
So I'm in NY. I'm calling this trip my "mid life crisis trip." I just think I needed to reconnect with the past a bit before I could move forward and see where I want this next phase of my new life to lead and after this crazy 18 months I just wanted to have a little fun.
I'm excited about what's ahead. I'm happy I have all of you in my back seat taking this ride with me.
Posted by Michelle "Shelly" at 5:03 PM