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Success

As you may recall, I said that on Monday I would be updating my weight loss journey. I’m very happy to report that I lost another 2.2 pounds – that is a total of 7.2 pounds in two weeks!

I’m not gonna lie, it hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve stuck with it (mostly). And it paid off. Just so you know, I’m one of those really determined individuals – once I set my mind to something, nothing gets in my way. I honestly think spring/summer will get here eventually, and I plan to have less of me to show off once I shed the layers of clothes!

On another, very sad, note – my town had a missing 3 year old yesterday. It turns out, his body was in a field 12 miles from home. Mom (who is only 21) was arrested, along with her boyfriend and his young 16 year old friend. It sounds like he was in a meth home and got into the meth and it killed him and then the boyfriend and his friend dumped the body in a field. I am absolutely heartbroken. I wish people would wake up and understand that drug use is not good. This was a preventable tragedy and the little boy paid with his life.

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Thanksgiving Project – Cyber News

It is hard to think about what I am thankful for today in the wake of such tragedy. I don’t want to be trite and say I’m thankful that I still have my daughter and my grandson. I thank God for them every single day.

But as shallow as this may sound, I’m thankful today that I have the Internet. Without the Internet, I would not have heard about the events in Newtown. That wouldn’t have made them go away though. I remember the Oklahoma bombing vividly. I happened to be home from work that day and had television on. I watched in horror. On 9-11 I was at work. No television. I felt panicky because I couldn’t find out what was happening. Today, I still didn’t have a TV, but I had a computer…and the Internet. I could live stream news coverage. Probably too much coverage, but at least I could find out what was happening and stay abreast of new developments.

Don’t get me wrong, the Internet isn’t all good. But today it certainly informed me. And I needed that.

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