Where have we been?

I so appreciate our loyal fans and readers. Many have emailed and commented asking where were we and what happened in 2012. Postings got few and far between.

WELL… I can happily say finally…..ย  I have spent the better part of 2012 on ME (Mary Beth) It was time to spend more time on me and when I do then there can be more TIME to spend with me. (my family, my children etc…)

Marriage has been wonderful, having kids wonderful, being room mom, and on different boards for organizations, and working and crafting and church… my list goes on. But in the middle of all that. I just let myself go.ย  So 2012 has been to get ME back…

A week ago today I had surgery and pretty soon there will be even LESS of me to love, but I know there will be ME to love for a much longer time than the Path I was headed down. ๐Ÿ™‚

So I promise I will be back.ย  I am so excited for 2013.

Here is a photo comparison I made family a month ago.ย  Left is my Birthday in December 2011 right is in October this year. Since this photo I have lost 20 more. I should update it but I am waiting for more of a change. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I feel great! New spin on life I feel like I can get back to what I love but know I can be doing it for a much longer time ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you all for your kind words and concerns ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday!



8 Responses to Where have we been?
  1. Andrea
    November 27, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Don’t wait for “more of a change” take pictures every day and celebrate all the little changes. You will be happy you did in the long run. I didn’t and regret it.

  2. C&MB
    November 27, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Thanks Andrea. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will do that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I will do that today since I am 1 week post op ๐Ÿ™‚ 20 lbs in a week just blows my mind. It took me months to take 50 off myself (the photo) — and a week its peeling off. I am thankful for a 2nd chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Alanna
    November 27, 2012 | 10:46 am

    I’m happy to hear that you are focusing on you. It is so very easy to give and give and forget about yourself. I hope you and your family are enjoying your holidays.

  4. Phyllis at All Things Beautiful
    November 27, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    I wish for you all that makes you happy.

  5. Six Sisters
    November 27, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    Mary Beth, We are so glad that you are doing great! We have missed you, but celebrate this wonderful time with you! Sending love your way!! ๐Ÿ™‚ -The Six Sisters

  6. Victoria @obSEUSSed
    November 27, 2012 | 7:03 pm

    Way to go! Being a mom and being involved in the community take up so much time it is hard to focus on ourselves, let alone blogging. I’ve cut back a lot lately too (just posting once a month). I realized I’m using Instagram as my mini blog because I can handle posting a pic and a caption once a day but blogging doesn’t fit with my life right now. The need to take care of myself and my family has to take priority. Thanks for setting an example!

  7. jeanine
    January 19, 2013 | 11:01 am

    I am so happy I found this site! I can totally relate to letting yourself go. I love being a stay at home mom, wife and homeschool teacher to my four children ages ranging from 3- 19!! But I too somewhere along the way let myself go and finally had wls news years eve 2012. I am almost three weeks out and still on full liquids, but soo excited for the new year and new US!!

  8. Nancy
    February 26, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    Congratulations! I had surgery on September 21, 2012. I know the feelings and then some you have described. I wish you the best! I hope you’re feeling as great as I am!

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