365 Days of Happiness (175/365)

365 Days of Happiness (175/365)

I forgot to post yesterday, so let’s rewind the tape  and post as if it were Friday night.  {For all you millennial types — that’s kinda like tapping the “back” button on our smart phone.}


Friday night — pizza was the dinner.  For me, NOT the best choice.  I weigh in for Weight Watchers on Saturday morning, so I don’t like having a heavy meal on Friday night.  I’m grateful for my wonderful husband Peter, who cooked me a piece of salmon on a bed of rosemary and lemons — and then made some couscous to go along with.  After all that — he rode out and brought home some pizza for the rest of the family.  Thank you sweetheart.

The second moment of gratitude is a humorous one.  My mother — who weighed 99 pounds most of her life – then shot up to a whopping 134 pounds after having 7 children….was enjoying her pizza.  Two small pieces.  She’s sitting there at the table with her crust on her plate.  She picks it up, breaks off a piece and takes in a big breath — the kind of breath a person might take if they were a contestant in a hot dog eating contest and was facing the prospect of eating his last hotdog — and was unsure if there was room.  REALLY Unsure.

There’s my mom, shifting in her seat — trying to make some room for her last bit of crust from her second slice of this little pizza.  Ahhhh — why did I have to inherit her brown eyes….and not her mouse-like appetite.  You always make me laugh mom.  I’m so happy to be spending these weeks with you.  <3

#ChooseHappiness365 (175/365)

Ciao for now….Diane




About Diane

Ciao! My name is Diane. I'm a wife, a mom, a working professional, and a Weight Watcher from New Jersey. I started blogging in 2011, at 45 years old, when I was training for my first Half Marathon at Rutgers on April 22, 2012. Since then, I've lost 80 pounds, completed my Half Marathon goal and gone on to train for and run my very first Full Marathon. On Jan 13, 2013, I ran the Disney Marathon in Orlando, Fl! What an incredible day. As the saying goes -- "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race." I am forever changed! So now we move on to the next phase of this journey! Come along. We're in this together!! Ciao for now!

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