"...sweetie kept stopping between bites to kiss me and say thank you for the amazing meal, so I think it was a win..." Uhh, YEah! LOL That looks scrumptious!
"...Oh, and speaking of things, I've decided to quit my job at the end of December and find something part time. After the holidays, I will be in full-on thesis mode, and I'm finding that I'm just too exhausted right now with a high-demand job and full-time school. Something needs to change, and I am definitely not quitting school. It's a scary step, but I have a pretty sizeable research grant coming my way and some savings, so my partner and I should be able to manage for a bit..." Good for you! You have to find what works for YOU!
Starting Weight/BMI: 184/29.7
Current Weight/BMI: 130 /21.0
Ultimate Goal: 125/18