Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Trifecta of Happiness

It's about time you heard me pour forth with good news, huh?

For weeks now, you've sat patiently by while I moaned and groaned about the various ills that had befallen our family. None of them life shattering, but just frustrating enough to be gripe-worthy.

But... yesterday three great things happened. Three things that made me jump for joy.

First, we got the call that D. had tested negative. Lemme tell ya, there was some happy dancin' goin' on in this household. Before I got off the phone with the doctor's office, D. was clad in his swimsuit and lookin' for a towel.

Secondly, we GOT A CONTRACT ON OUR HOUSE IN GEORGIA. It's no secret how bad the market is right now...so the fact that we got a contract in less than 2 months is nothing short of a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

And finally, I joined Weight Watchers a week ago so that my hubby and I could go through the program together. Last night was my first weigh-in and I was so nervous. I truly was hoping for two pounds. I felt like I had lost more but didn't dare get my hopes up for fear of becoming discouraged. So, when I got to the desk to weigh-in, I climbed up on the scale and the receptionist said, "wow did you have a good week!" I glanced down at my card and watched her write -6.4 #... I lost six and a half pounds last week! As hard as it was to not stray from the Core Plan (the program we chose), it was rewarding to know that I had achieved my first small goal of losing weight that week. Onward!

So...good news reigned supreme over the past 24 hours of my life. Thanks for being there and for being interested through the good and the bad times. Hopefully, the trend will continue upward!

12 comments:

Mia said...

I am so happy for you and even happier for the good news that came today! I had a blast this morning hanging out with you. I am looking forward to our next outing. Thanks for checking on the cake for me (I am going to do the publix route) you are an amazing friend!

MelDrop's Corner said...

Love it! I am so glad things are going good for you guys!!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Yay! That's all fantastic news!

juliekent said...

These are all such exciting updates! Way to go on the weight loss. I'm a regular board surfer/poster at WW and have had some of my recipes and thoughts published. It's such a struggle, but I love their plan!

I saw on the news last night that there were several outbreaks of the same icky illness that D was going through here in GA. I don't know how you've managed, but I'm so proud of you!

And yes, an offer on your house at this time is amazing!

I'm so glad to hear these updates!

Amber said...

yay for D.'s news! I must say i am a tad jealous about the house...we are at 9 months and counting with no offers...ugh! i am so happy that is went well for you in this terrible market! and CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss! that is a wonderful accomplishment and i know how hard it is!

Jen G said...

Woohoo! Congrats on all three things!!

christine said...

That is awesome! I know that you all will become hand washing fanatics after going through this, even though that is not a guanantee it sure helps. We are in the process of redoing our house in NC right now to put it back on the market, so I am encouraged by your house contract! (Guess this means you are not coming back to GA!)

My Goodness said...

Great job on the 6lbs!! That's fabulous about the test results AND the house!!
What a great couple of days!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Seriously? 6.4 pounds??? AMAZING! Makes me wish my husband weren't so stinking skinny and could diet with me.

Anonymous said...

6 pounds and your going to be at your inlaws this weekend! I promise I will bring a weight watchers dessert though I am not sure if it is on the core, but it is a great dessert!
Summer

Mama Razzi said...

What awesome news all around! I am sooo excited for you with the WW stuff...I am struggling to lose weight and I have been debating doing WW...hmm just might have to give 'er a go!! BTW you have been tagged!!!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

YAY! Glad things are going your way finally!