A cooler day and down another size in jeans!!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
It was a cooler day and I decided I needed to purchase a pair of jeans. Fall is definitely here and I have one pair and they are white. Also a size 18W...that are getting too big on me. So I stopped at Classic Reruns on Grand Avenue. It is a consignment shop that I really like. They have a small selection, but I usually can find something I like for a really decent price. So...I did. I was amazed!! I got into a size 16 average...they are a stretch jean...but still!! I was amazed!! I do have a pair of capri's that are a 16/18, but I didn't think I could get into a size 16 jean. I was way lighter when I wore a 16 last time in my life. Or I thought I was!! I really think I can get into a much smaller jean when I hit my goal weight, even smaller than what I wore before I gained my 100 + pounds!! Enough said!!
Peer to Peer interviews went well today. We had two interviews and both ladies will be in the class. The class starts on Monday, September 19th. Wow!! I am so excited about this class. I look forward to being a mentor to others and hopefully helping them in their recovery.
I was asked by a friend if I really thought recovery from mental illness was possible. I told her yes. She stated that she didn't feel it was possible, because there is no cure for any of them. I let her know I thought I was a pretty good example of someone in recovery and yes I did know there is no such thing as a cure. There is no such thing as a cure for diabetes either, but that doesn't mean you aren't able to control it with diet and exercise. Right??And maybe medication if you need it. Same with mental illness. Take care of yourself and you have a good chance you will recover. Maybe you will never be exactly the same as you once were or hold that stressful job you did once...but you or should I say...I can lead a relatively normal life. I can have friends and I can feel good about myself. I can belong to a church and believe what I want about God. I can love those around me and let them help take care of me when needed. I can also help take care of those around me, when they need help. I can be of service to others and volunteer at something I feel useful.
I can be a productive member of society. And I am!!