Thursday, December 13, 2012

So I have been struggling up and down on my weight for the last couple months trying to get over this plateau. I never could cross the 25lbs weight loss goal UNTIL TODAY!! WOO HOO!

CHECK IT OUT! (Don’t mind the long overdue pedicure! HA)

I am so damn proud of myself this week it’s crazy!!

I not only hit a HUGE weight loss goal for myself but I also landed an interview with a company I have been consulting with for over 12 damn years! I have applied numerous times to no avail. Either they wanted me to move to Texas or someone within the company got the position. I feel REALLY good about this opportunity as I have never landed the interview before. As my Dad says “razzle dazzle them with your charm, you will get it!” Fingers crossed as my interview is MONDAY!

Also, most of you know my parents lost everything and almost their lives in Hurricane Isaac. Since the storm my mother has been living in Texas with my sister and her family getting wonderful care while my father tries to rebuild their lives together. My father finally got a first floor apartment a week ago (being that my mom can’t walk due to dementia, first floor apt was required and was quite a wait!). I have been spending almost every day since cleaning out their flooded home, organizing what was salvaged, buying furniture, and just trying to put a woman’s touch to their new home the way I know my Mom would. Now that we are all ready with accommodations for my Mother, she is coming home for good on Saturday! It has truly SUCKED without her here. Even though my Mom is ill with dementia, she is still my Mother who I love dearly. I may have to decorate her house for her now, put the little added touches to a place only a mother could teach a daughter, but all in all it is worth every minute doing so to finally get her home with her husband. I can’t wait to see her in her new home and in the arms daily with my father again!

It’s been one AMAZING week so far for me!
Can’t wait to see what Santa has in store! HAHA
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    What a wonderful thing to happen to you on the holidays!!! I am glad your mother was able to be with you at this time of year.
    2905 days ago
    Wow Rana - so much good stuff I barely know where to begin!!!

    1. Congrats on the weight loss milestone! That is TREMENDOUS! Way to go!!

    2. Sending you tons of good vibes for Monday! I know you will knock them out because you are a strong, confident woman that knows she can do ANYTHING!

    3. You decorating your Mom's house for her...so touching! Seriously almost made me cry at work! LOL

    I am thrilled for you! Keep at it, girl!!
    2909 days ago
    Rana, what a beautiful gift you have given your mother! And BIG CONGRATS on the weight loss. You are doing GREAT!!!
    2909 days ago
    Lots of woo-hoo in this blog! Keeping my fingers crossed for your interview and hoping the move-in goes smoothly for your mom. I'm sure your parents appreciate all of your efforts.
    2909 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    First of all, emoticon on the loss and your interview!!! WOOHOO! I'm glad things are starting to move in a forward direction in all aspects of your life!!

    I am so happy to hear you mom will be home! I was nearly in tears at the end of this blog - I can't imagine all that your family has/is going through. My thoughts are with you!
    2909 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    I am so happy for you on so many levels, Rana. What a great blog and best wishes on MondaY!!!
    2909 days ago
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    2909 days ago
    Glad you are getting some good news!

    Good luck on Monday! GO GET 'EM!
    2909 days ago
    So much fantastic news - YAY! Awesome job on hitting the 25 pound mark, that is totally impressive. Best of luck on the interview Monday - go razzle dazzle 'em! As for your parents - how wonderful that they found an apparent and special that you're able to put some feminine touches on it. Really glad to hear your Mom will be home soon!
    2909 days ago
    Woo Hoo! Good for you! Congrats on breaking the plateau and losing all that weight! That's awesome.
    I am so happy for you. It's great that your Mom is coming home and it's exciting that you have that jobinterview on Monday! Go get'em! emoticon
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