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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Panda Who?

Breathe Manda...Breathe.

Let's see...since Halloween...we made our flight to Atlanta, got to experience the Atlanta public transportation system.  It was awesome (not so much).  The wedding was what it was.  Hubby's brother was a total douche nozzle the entire time and his parents barely acknowledged my existence.  Typical in law behavior.  But we survived...I probably drank about 8000 calories worth of booze to get through the weekend but get through it I did.

We got back Sunday, picked up the girls, took Monday off to recuperate.  Hubby and I saw Seven Psychopaths.  Interesting movie but can't decide if I liked it or not.  It's definitely one of the weirder movies I've seen lately.

I went back to work yesterday to a huge cluster.  Things are just going nuts around here.  Barely enough time to breathe, much less blog.  I did go to the gym on Monday and Tuesday but for some reason, I am ridiculously sore today so today will be a rest day for me.  I feel good that I got to the gym at all last week and this week...as things have been so scrambled.  The food choices have suffered as well, I'm afraid.  I have no excuses other than lack of effort on my part.  Regardless of how long I've been at this, it's still not second nature for me to pick the best choice at a restaurant or not emoti-eat when dealing with my in laws.  I'd also love to say that all that stops now and I'm back "on the wagon" or "finding my mojo" or whatever but it just isn't happening today.

In other news, we're dealing with relocation stuff.  They're picking up Hubby's car tomorrow to ship it to Florida.  I can't believe it takes 12 days to ship a car!  So we're trying to figure out how to be a one-car household for the next week or so.  He's busy getting his short term living thing set up...he'll basically be at a long term hotel until we find a place.  We're having to raise our living budget in order to be in a good school district which kind of ticks me off.  I thought we'd be seeing a lower cost of living moving to Jax, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  Hubby bought his ticket out there for the 17th and it's quickly approaching.  So much to do before he leaves and even more to do once he's gone.  I'm a little scared at being a single mom for the next month or so.  I rely on Hubby for a lot.

Don't worry blogosphere.  One day I will be back to blogging about weight loss and fitness and new goals and endeavours.  It's just not where I am right now.  I'm doing my best to stay active and trying to keep portions in check, if nothing else.  Hope all is well and if there's anything big or exciting going on in your world, please leave me a comment to keep me in the loop.  :)

11 comments:

A.J. said...

I think you are gonna experience one of the truly wonderful gifts of being banded which is that going through crazy, insane, stressful life experiences (like moving cross country, *ahem*) doesn't have to derail your motivation or progress. It's like the band gives you a chance to hit the pause button without wiping away all the progress you have made. You may even find that several weeks of "just getting through the best way you can" will recommit you to your healthy lifestyle.

Jeanette said...

Don't worry about blogging just about health/fitness... I've learned these past couple months that mental health and dealing with stress are SUPER important parts of this process, to staying healthy. So keep using us as a sounding board and do what you need to do to stay sane! I think as long as you keep blogging, it'll keep you aware enough of what you initially had this blog for: your health! And that will bring you back to that focus :)

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Sending lots of organizational and non-stressful thoughts your way. Good luck!!!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

We totally understand! We are moving here too, just not quite as soon as you. Hubs will start his new job (if all the ducks get in neat little rows) on Dec 9th. I will be doing the single mom thing, too. Kudos to those who do it 100% of the time!

jennxaz said...

oh boy---I have always given a hats off nod to single moms...I truly think they deserve and award. I know you are going to be busy..but I will be waiting here for you when you settle in. Do what you have to do to stay sane. Don't sweat the small stuff...Make lots of lists...and use your calendar on your phone to keep up with all your tasks...it helps me stay organized.

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Hang in there, and use this forum to vent!! I wish we could help you out with real stuff, but since we are all over the planet, we'll have to help you out with emotional support. Best of luck, it's all happening so fast!!

Sam said...

I am sure you will do great, and the time will fly by :o)

tz said...

I rely on my husband a lot too...it's hard, but it'll go by so quickly because you'll be so freakin' busy!

tz said...

I rely on my husband a lot too...it's hard, but it'll go by so quickly because you'll be so freakin' busy!

Elizabeth said...

Hang in there!!! Let me know if you need anything :)

Harmony said...

Sending you good thoughts for a super smooth move!