Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on all of the blessings I have in my life. This has been quite a year – so many of my greatest wishes have come true.
I’m thankful, above all, for all the people whom I love. My family and friends have always been incredibly supportive of me, and all of them are cheering loudly with each new success I share. I am so lucky to know all of them.
Every single day I am so grateful that I get to have Sofi in my life. She adds so much joy, so much fun, so many smiles, and my life would not be as full without her.
I am so glad to have a job that I look forward to going to each weekday. Teaching is a career that gives me so much happiness, and while it won’t make me rich, it does allow me to live a fairly comfortable life. My students inspire me on a daily basis, and they teach me just as much (if not more) as I teach them. And let’s face it, I’m really grateful for the school vacations, too.
I am really thankful for every one of you who read this blog and offer words of encouragement, support, and friendship. Thank you.
I am so grateful for all of my pals on MyFitnessPal who cheer every ounce I lose and every new fitness feat I accomplish.
I’m so glad that I live in this wonderful place called the Bay Area. The weather is gorgeous, the scenery is beautiful, and there is so much to see and do. I can drive 45 minutes to see the ocean, 1 hour to San Francisco, and less than 2 hours to Napa/wine country. But more than that, I live in a lovely, safe neighborhood that’s only minutes away from lots of my friends and family.
This year, I am so thankful that I was finally able to have the VSG surgery. It was a struggle to get to the pre-op weight requirement, but even those trials taught me something. And life since surgery has been even more than I could have imagined.
Every NSV I celebrate is a way of me announcing how grateful I am that I have been able to change my life for the better mentally and physically.
I am grateful for this whole new world of clothing sizes that I’m able to explore. Each time I can purchase something in a store I would’ve only window shopped at before helps me realize how happy I am.
I am thankful for this body of mine that allows me to be amazed at all I can do.
I’m eternally grateful for this life I lead, where the possibilities are endless and the best of me is yet to come!