For those just tuning in, for the last two years I have been writing letters to myself that automatically post on my blog each month throughout the year. It's my way of keeping up with progress and showing myself the difference an entire year can really make. Instead of obsessing on the little things, I'm looking at the big picture.
So earlier this month the letter I'd written myself from August 2011 posted.
And here is the difference that one year can make.
August 2010 Letter - Wow things were super busy. You got a new puppy, met a wolf, and sadly watched Motherly move away. Things also started going downhill and you didn't notice at first. Start noticing!Another observation. August has been one of those months that can go either way. First it's really good and then I disappear for a week because I'm locked in my house in a depression mode watching marathons of America's Next Top Model. Half the month has been spent in a funk and the other half was spent with energy, accomplishments and feeling great. It just goes to show you that a bad day doesn't mean good days won't come, or don't count. They do. Even though I'm still semi in my funk, I can still say that August was a good month.
August 2011 Update - So you didn't do updates for June and July because of depression, but August started to get better. In fact you didn't do an update because you just plain forgot!
This time last year . . . Life was getting better. You figured out that your medication was making you worse, so you thoughtfully and prayerfully decided to slowly get off. You used the entire month of August to accomplish this. The month was so full of wonder and joy. Matt surprised you by taking you to see the Glee Movie, and you both ended up on television because of it! You also rejoiced in the fact that you had really begun to rebuild a relationship with your Dad.Family is a funny thing . . . Attending my family reunion in July taught me a few things about family. You never really know how things are going to be. I get along really well with my Dad now (though he lost his cell phone so I haven't heard from him in a few weeks). But I've also lost touch with other family members, and that makes me sad. My younger sister has become my best friend. Things change, and so do people.
Your Weight . . .
August 2010 - 255 PoundsAugust 2011 - 239 Pounds
August 2012 - I've been testing out some diet products and supplements this summer. I'm down to 233 right now (water retention lately) but I'm feeling good. I know I can keep losing and keep getting healthier!
|August 2010 - With a Real Live Wolf|
|August 2011 - With a Fake Metal Chicken|