I've been in our new home on the coast for 4 months now. It's so strange living in a high tourist area. We actually make an extra dollar an hour at work all summer to accommodate the busy-ness.
I got promoted at work. I am a Customer Service Manager now. :)
It's brought both good and bad with it. A LOT of haters have shown their faces, including girls who were my "friends" before I got the position as their boss. One gal won't make eye contact with me - ever, especially when I have to ask her something, or tell her to do something. She'll bad mouth me like no other though. I'm holding my own, and doing a good job though.
It's a lot more stressful than I'd imagined. There's a lot more responsibility than there appears to be on the surface. Lots of running around, being everywhere at once, fixing everyone's problems, and always with a smile on your face. I like it though. And if all goes well, I can anticipate another promotion in 6 months.
For Mother's Day, I organized a family portrait session. I do believe it turned out smashing.
It was important for me, because since our last family photo (in 2005), I have lost one husband, and gained another, lost (almost) 120 lbs, and gained a nephew.
This is my favorite shot....
My weight loss is....still there I guess. I've been beating myself up, but looking back to my last blog, I've lost a few more pounds. I am sooo close to -120 lbs its not funny. I hit 189 (187 is -120) and then it went back up into the 190's. I went a few weeks-months being very lax on my carbs. I'd eat "healthy carbs" like fruit and whole wheat crackers (and candy *cough*), and would gain and lose the same 10 lbs over and over again.
Now I've been straight for 3 weeks now.....and I'm hovering on the low 190's, just refusing to hit the 180's again. It's frustrating, but I'm not caving, or haven't yet at least.
I am a solid 14/16 pant size now. I even fit into some 12's. I can wear Medium and Large tops no problem, and try on smalls that are cute, and about 1/2 the time can fit them.
I just bought a dress today that is a size 6. It's stretchy, and some spanx may be needed to smooth things out, but it fits!! :P
This dress here is an 8: