Want to know what's fun? Going to a family reunion and not having your relatives recognize you! That's what happened to me yesterday! Relatives who saw me last October didn't even know who I was. As I approached and said hello to a couple of my cousins, they both said "Hi" but I could tell it was not a "Hi Deedra!" (if that makes sense).
I found my parents and hugged/kissed them and that's when I heard my cousin, C, say, "Girl! Oh my gosh! I didn't even recognize you! I asked [brother] who you were and he said, 'I have no clue!'" I'd be lying if I said I was upset that they didn't know who I was. I was so giddy, I think I actually jumped up and down as I head back over to hug C. It's a fun feeling!
Again, I was surrounded by a ton of food that I knew would be delish, but truly the only thing I felt like I missed out on was some of my cousin's fudge. He's got the best fudge ever! I'd pit it against any contestant in the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival! This year he fixed chocolate, chocolate mint, butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate and candy corn flavored. Instead I ate a small amount of BBQ chicken, some broccoli slaw (substituting sugar with Splenda) and a small amount of chili. (I'm kind of chili'd out to be honest! I had it 4 times in a week!)
It was good to see so many of our family again. It was fun to not be recognized. I'm thankful to God for both! :)
So, I survived the Fall Festival AND a family reunion and lost 4.2# this week. I'm so close to hitting that 100# mark! And then I'll only have 50 more to go! Can't remember the last time I only needed to lose 50 pounds!!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14