Guess what guys? I'm officially an organ donor! My drivers licence was due for renewal this year and I just got the new one in the mail about a week ago. Of course it came with the little organ donor card. The last time I got it I think I signed it but never got around to sending it in. This time there was a little message saying you can do it online now, which is so much more convenient. I knew right away I was going to do it, because the way I look at it is this: when I'm no longer live, I won't need any of my organs/tissues so might as well let someone else have them who needs them right? I went online and did it in only a few minutes time. All I needed was my health card number. It was so simple. I encourage all my Canadian readers to do the same here.
On another positive note, I'm celebrating the fact that I have lost 20 pounds! Truthfully I had wanted to lose 30 before my trip, and losing this 20 pounds has taken me forever. But I'm still really proud of myself for being over half way to my goal. Slow and steady wins the race right? But the one thing that has surprised me is my reaction to all the attention I've been getting. When I first started this journey I thought I couldn't wait to get compliments from everyone on how good I look. Turns out it's not like that. When people say things like "Wow you've lost a lot of weight!", I find myself replying with something like "Eh, a bit yeah" like its no big deal. Sometimes I actually feel uncomfortable when people bring it up and I try to change the subject or downplay it. It's so weird. I know it sounds strange but deep down I feel like I could balloon up again at any moment so there's no use congratulating me. Almost like it's too good to be true or something. I guess it's something I need to work on.
Anyways in lieu of this new development I thought I would share some motivational pins. Maybe some of you will be inspired, even just a little bit.