Monday, September 04, 2006

coming into my own

The Big Wedding was this weekend -- It was a happy occasion to see my sister married to a great guy who really loves her. I was a bridesmaid and got to get all dressed up, hair up, French manicure, the whole deal. People came up to me all night at the reception to tell me how good I looked (usually I'm a t-shirt and jeans girl and I wear my hair very natural) and one relative said something that really stuck with me, "You've really come into your own."

Now I know that's definitely an Oprah phrase, but I love Oprah. And if you think about it, it's a really great compliment. Coming into your own suggests that what you were looking for was waiting for you all along, like an inheritance you can't possess until you reach a certain age. It belonged to you all along, and you just had to be ready for it and claim it.

Unofficial weigh-in, but I had to post it since it's less than 10 pounds from goal, even after all the food and drinks this weekend. I may be weighing in tomorrow officially -- we have a Weight Watchers @ Work open house and I think that she'll let us weigh in even though it isn't an official meeting. If so, I'll post the official weight tomorrow.

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