No exercise today,
It's my day of rest, which was of course, sorely (and i do mean sorely) needed.
I cleaned and ran errands and kept my calories to 1500. barely.
I am ditching sugar in favor of chemically laden splenda. I like food and the calories I am using up in the coffee would be better served as fruit or bread. Or anything food like.
I just wanted to say Thank you to any service members out there. It is veteran's day. We like to joke that everyday is Veteran's day in our house.
As I write this, the faces of fallen friends come to mind.
Kelly, Dan, scott.
You are missed. You gave yourself up yes, for an ideal...but more for the soldier beside you. You fought for the future of your country, for your children, for what this country stands for.
I also write this for my cousins...Jeremy, Gary, Jason....who have been, are currently or will be going shortly, to Afghanistan. Gary fought in the battle for fallujah, as did Jeremy. Thank you.
For my much loved little brother, my little ball of sunshine....who is currently serving in the airforce, thank you for your service as well.
To all the army guys going back to Iraq for the third, fourth and possibly fifth deployments. Hang in there, they can't keep you past twenty. For my husband who also served in Iraq.
To all the vietnam veterans who went to war and were never given the proper thank you...Uncle Richard, Butch, Junior...thank you.
For my Grampa Hinton who fought in the battle of the bulge, thank you.
For my great, great, great, great uncles who fought for the 24th michigan volunteers at the battle of gettysburg, the turning point in the civil war...
Through the ages there have been good men and women willing to lay down their lives for their country. You are the reason I can say what I want, live how I want, and enjoy the freedom and security of this country. I salute you.
God bless America,