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Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Gain and a Painful Loss

It's with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that my baby girl, my sweet friend Mia is gone.  We had her put to sleep on Thursday and I just got up enough strength now to write about her.  I wont go on and on, but I miss her terribly.  I don't want to make everyone sad so I will just say that.

So, with the stress of this loss, I have not made very smart choices with my food the past few days.  I kept telling myself, that Mia would be pissed at me for eating this or that, but it didn't stop me.  I needed comfort and it came from my other old friend......food.  In the end, I only felt worse and today have been doing well, and I think Mia would be proud of me for pulling myself together!  

Oh,  I did go out and buy myself a purse and matching wallet, which made me feel better too.  I'll try to continue the shopping binge instead of food from now on, if I feel the need :) 

I bought this beautiful almost new Vera set on a site called Varage Sale.  It's a virtual garage sale site in my area!  I "bought" in on Friday, and paid for it and picked it up this morning.  Well, Greg actually bought it, he said Mia wanted me to have it :)    He is the best! 

So, anyway, today is my weigh in day, and here is the result..............

Since I do not recognize the points on my weigh ins,  this is a 1 pound gain.  It could have been worse, it could have been better, no excuses, just a gain.  I'll do better this week!  Mia says I will :) 


"Make yourself stronger than your excuses."



  1. I am so sorry about your dog! I have cats, and I have had pets my whole life, so I know they become a part of your heart. It is understandable to stumble a bit as you deal with your loss, but please take care of yourself and be good to yourself.

  2. I'm very sorry about Mia - ugh, losing a pet is so heartwrenching!

  3. I'm really sorry to hear about Mia. ((hugs))

  4. I'm sorry about Mia. There's nothing I can say to help make it better, but just know that I'm thinking of you guys. Sending a hug!!

  5. So sorry about you losing little Mia - sounds like she was well loved :)

  6. I"m so sorry. It's not easy to lose our furbabies!

  7. So sorry for your loss of Mia. :( It is so hard losing a pet because they really do become like family members.