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It’s Time to Get Moving & Mom’s Legacy!

Posted on: January 29, 2016

I’ve been struggling to get this darn 15lb weight gain off…

I told DH Thursday night that I thought I might want to go back to Weight Watchers. 

He immediately said , that I should.  

Lo and Behold this morning, my friend I met at WW signed back up today!  


I look at this photo and all I see is the “middle age spread” 

With my daughter’s graduation with her Master’s Degree coming up in May, 

I don’t want to look at photos and see this.. 

This graduation will be very emotional for me, as I told my daughter her entire life about how my mother went to college with me and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree.  

This graduation is my mother’s legacy!  

I type this with tears , wishing I could see the look in her eye and give her credit for this!  


DH told me he loves this sweater today!  

I think that’s because after spending 3 weeks in Ireland we will forever associate this color 

to that wonderful time. 

I however have always associated it with my father , as it was his favorite color and much like 

when I wear purple, I feel his love and hugs!  

When you lose those you love and especially like my father when I was just 13, 

you hold on with tiny little threads and look for litle ways to tie yourself to their memory. 


Last time I wore this swearer with a solid black top. 

I think with a statement sweater like this a colum of color or non busy print works best. 

I think for the next time I wear this I want to do a column of creme with a turtle neck and jeans.  

Alas , I can’t point you in the direction of this lovely sweater as it is solf out…

Self Care

I mentioned one way I practiced self care today, which was making the decision to go back to WW.

I’d say the other way was with my lunch, something a little different for me…


Cucumbers with Lt Italian dressing , pumpkin seeds-

(these have 10 g protein and only 35mg sodium) and a cheese stick. 

It’s a wonderful combination that isn’t quickly eatean , but required slow going and I liked that. 


I am grateful for the upcomig graduation and knowing I will feel my mother’s prescence. 

I am grateful for a great phone call from my daughter after she had gone quiet for a few days studying for her Comprehensive Exam which determines whether she graduates. She was relaxed and confident that it went well. 

I am grateful that my daughter also has scored an interview with Boston College Phd program as it will be a great expereince and she really wants to stay and explore Boston more.   

I am grateful that my dear friend asked my opinion on some fashion purchases and that I was of help.  

I am grateful that a very dear friend and I are going to have dinner tomorrow night and hang out so I can see her house and catch up as she has been very busy lately and I’ve missed her terribly… 


4 Responses to "It’s Time to Get Moving & Mom’s Legacy!"

you do look great….15 pounds or not!! jodie

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