Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The light at the end of the tunnel...

No, my weight loss journey is NOT at an end (no matter how much I may wish). No, my whole having teeth worked on is coming to an end. When my father died, I stopped caring, and when I stopped caring, coupled with my fear of anything dentist related (yet I work for one go figure), I basically didn't see a dentist for a good 3 solid years, hadn't had my teeth cleaned in probably twice that. Needless to say the amount of fillings needed wasn't very pretty. I take good care of my teeth NOW but the year or so that I just didn't care enough to brush them more than I had to took its toll. I had about 12 cavities two of which turned into full crowns, and one an extracted tooth (which happened last Thursday).

Probably close to 4k worth of dental work and my lovely boss did it all for me for free. Thank god. Anyhoo...So I had my tooth extracted last Thursday, wasn't too bad I guess. Not much I could do about it, it was a combination of my own stupidity and the fact that the person that did my last filling didn't do it right. Both filligs she did ended up in either a crown or a lost tooth, what's that tell ya. My final procedure will be done in June with having a crown put on another tooth. I'm eager to get it done. I feel a lot better about myself these days. Like it's worth getting up in the morning, going to work and focusing on myself. It's not just weight loss related, yes it helps but some of it is just me turning a corner I guess.

I have a decent job that pays well enough. I have a loving boyfriend that loves me for who I am regardless of weight or looks, but me as a person (something I don't think I've ever had before). I'm almost finished with my master's degree (6 more classes woo!), and plan on pursuing a nursing liscense when I'm done me thinks. I'm losing weight (even if it's a little up and down right now), and basically I'm getting my life going again.

The last 3 years have really flown by for me. They were a dark time in which I was basically just putting one foot in front of the other trying to get through each day not caring what I did, ate, or if I even spent all day in front of a computer day in and day out.

Now I'm beginning again. Enjoying walking home because it's so nice outside, enjoying listening to music, watching movies, reading books, and doing cross stitch like I used to.

Life is good.


1 comment:

  1. life is good. You said it! :) Thanks for sharing, good post :)