Saturday, December 26, 2009


I have felt all kinds of weight this year. Weight on my shoulders from being a mostly single mom (while Mike worked out of town for several months). Weight from sadness and the loss of my dad, I miss him so much. Weight from the stress of changing my kids too a different school, (I knew it would be hard, but I didn't think it would be this hard). Weight from unemployment woes, a job would be great. Weight from the heartbreak I have felt in my relationship with my spouse (we are working things out). Weight from my children who can't seem to get over their dog dying, she got hit by a car, we all miss her. But there is one kind of weight that is amazingly good. I have lost 55 pounds this year! I only have one pair of pants that fit. Everything else is too big. It is hard to find something to wear in the morning, but I am not complaining. I have worked really hard to get this weight off of me, and it feels so great to be a normal size. Now, I just need to get some skin removed from a couple of areas and those bikinis will be super hot this summer. HAHHA, not really, I don't have the guts to sport a bikini. But, I could use a new wardrobe! Hurry, someone nominate me for TLC's What Not to Wear!


Kerri said...

Rachel, you look great! Abolutely amazing, actually. Sorry about all the other weighty matters in life. Life can just be so painful. It's all for a purpose. I'm glad you're willing to blog about it. A dear sister in our ward spoke Christmas Sunday about the value of sharing our challenges. Through our challenges we strengthen eachother. I sometimes read every one else's perfectly happy blogs and wonder what's wrong with me.

Annie said...

Rach, you looked incredible when we saw you a few weeks ago. Congratulations! Life can be hard and crappy sometimes. You are so strong and are a great example to me. Thank you!