So here is an update with everything that is going on (per Cindy's request).
I am officially in a relationship (yes again!) but with an amazing guy, Jason. We have been together for a little over a month and I am now realizing what a true gentleman is. So many times in the past I thought I had found one, but they only turned out to be toads. Jason is everything, at least so far, I have been looking for in a guy. He is kind, sweet, caring, funny, opens pretty much every door for me, a true heart for God, we have so many of the same interests, understanding, a good cook, and if I need some time to take care of things he gives it to me. He treats me the way my dad and brother treat their wives, and that is something I have been looking for for a very, VERY long time. We have given our relationship over to God and ask Him everyday to allow us to keep Him in the center of it, and to continue to bless the relationship. Of course we are still in the total "puppy love" phase that every relationship goes through, but I am very much in LIKE with him, lol. I am holding on the the "L" word for as long as I can. It seems like every past relationship, it has come out too early on and then it sets the bar so much higher. So as things progress, I just pray that God blesses us and continues to shine through our relationship. We have a great support system in the church as well as both of our families, so who knows where this might lead.
My weight loss........I DID IT!!!!! I reached my goal of 200 lbs! I cannot remember the last time I was at this weight and was healthy! I got on the scale a few weeks ago and I was completely shocked. I had never seen that weight on my own personal scale before. I have dropped 2 pant sizes and I have lost a total of 30 lbs in 3 months. YEAH ME! This morning I set a new goal of another 30 lbs by Feb. 20. That would put me at 170lbs and with me being healthy this time, I think it is a good weight. Last time I weighed that much, I had recovered from getting so sick from my pregnancy. So, as things progress, I'll update my wonderful and trying progress.
And with Thanksgiving coming up, I am making it pretty much on my own. My parents are helping at our churches homeless outreach that day and so I get to babysit the turkey and finish up dinner. Thankfully mom will be there in the morning to help me get the bird in the oven, but I'm a pro at greasing him up an cleaning him. I've done that for as long as I can remember, and I cannot wait to show my kids how to do the same. And since I am dating Jason, I thought it would be nice to invite him over for dinner. But it would be a little awkward to invite him and not his sister and brother in law who are currently living with him and also his mom who doesn't really have anyone to spend the day with. So for my first turkey day dinner, I'm going to be cooking for 7 people, YIKES! I am almost positive funny stories and situations will ensue.