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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I'm Alive...Barely

Wow...

OK...So I've sat down to write this post a number of times the past couple months.  Of course, the more time that goes by, the easier it is to let it go.  I had been thinking of resurrecting this blog the last few days and as if they could tell, a few very sweet bloggers reached out to see how I was.  Special thanks to Jeannette, Dawnya, the favorite AZ bloggers and my Texas sweetheart Ronnie.  So how and where have I been?

I am not as far off the wagon as you may think.  I am hovering right around 167 but I feel squishier.   The food is not good and exercise is nonexistent.  Yes, I have a plan which I'll get to later.  Right now we're just catching up.

So I moved to FL and how is it?  Fabulous!  The family loves Florida.  We've gone to the beach often and my kids can't get enough of it.  Our street has lots of kids and we're close enough to walk to school.  Right now we're just renting but I love this house and wish the owners would be willing to sell it to me.  Our house has become THE hang out house.  We often sit in our front driveway and neighbors will wander over with their own chairs and we'll have a few drinks and hang out.  We even had a cookout with our next door neighbor over the weekend.  Hard to believe that ME...the introvert...has created the neighborhood hub.  Weird, right?

Work is work.  I have the same job working for the same skinny bitch.  It's easier dealing with her from 2000 miles away.  Working from home is definitely different.  For someone who doesn't like people, I miss the interaction with my coworkers.  I was in Phoenix briefly a couple weeks ago (Sorry AZ Bloggers - didn't have a free minute!) and it was nice to be able to see everyone at work again and this way I know they don't forget about me out here.  I've been traveling a bit for work...New Jersey in February and Omaha last week.  I might have one trip out to Cali before the summer but then I should be home for awhile.  Hubby, the girls and I are planning a trip to Phoenix at the end of July to visit my parents so that'll be fun.

Alrighty...well, that's my life folks.  Not very exciting I'm afraid.

Why am I blogging?  I want to start over so to speak.  3 years ago, this all started with a very simple plan.  Get the portions under control and walk.  I was training for the 3 Day and all I did was walk and a little weight training.  True enough...I walked for MILES.  But you know what?  I find myself missing that walking.  I find myself missing having HOURS to just BE.  So I'm going back to my roots a bit.  The other thing I did?  I blogged.  Religiously.  And yes, it's easy to blog when it's new and you're obsessive.  Well...enough time has passed that it's new again.  I was successful when I was checking in.

Last night I decided to take a walk after the kids went to bed.  I had decided in the morning that I was going to start going for a walk every day.  Of course, it was pouring rain and thundering and lightning after the kids went to bed.  Not another excuse.  I grabbed my umbrella and out the door I went.  3.2 miles later, I was home.  Soaked but feeling so good that I had done it!  So that's the plan, my friends.  Eat as best I can but not obsess and walk.  And maybe throw in a few kettle bells once in awhile.

I hope all of you are doing well.  I am also going back to reading blogs because I know how much that support can mean and I apologize to anyone who has needed that support and hasn't gotten it from me.  I haven't been in a great place and I needed some selfish time.  I have no prayer of "catching up" so I'll start reading today and maybe see y'all around...if anyone is still checking in here.

Happy Tuesday!

18 comments:

Brandy said...

Thank you for sharing!

Holly Marie said...

Welcome back!

Jen said...

Yahoo!!! We've missed you! So glad to see you back and even better that you are loving FL!!
XO

Jeanette said...

Great to hear you're loving Florida!!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Missed you! I am so glad to read these updates and hear how you are doing. Yay! I can't wait to hear more, and I'm so glad life in FL is going well.

Dawnya said...

Never stay away from me so long. I have always looked forward to reading your post.

I'm glad the family is loving the new environment. I'm excited that you are being a social butterfly. That is a big deal. Congratulations.

No excuses!!! That is the best mantra.

Robyn's Nest said...

Nice to have you back!

Jules said...

Welcome back! So glad to hear that FL is treating you well! I've been in the same boat and needed to get back into this world. Perfect timing for me to read your post! Much love!

Mari said...

Glad it's going so well after the move! Great to hear about feeling the achievement of walking despite the rain! x

Ask Me About My Band, My Lap-Band said...

Missed you and glad you're back!!

Elizabeth said...

Well Hello there!! :) Glad you are loving FL :)

Vanessa said...

Welcome back! Missed you!

Connie O said...

I love walking in the rain, though I'm not so enthusiastic about lightning. Good for you for getting out there--and for getting back here. I look forward to hearing about your progress with the new plan!

♥ Drazil ♥ said...

Oh honey - I'm here. I have thought about you so often. xoxo

Cheri said...

Glad the move has gone well, and you are the social hub. :-) The walking sounds great. Glad you are back!

Chris P said...

So great that the move went well! Going back to your roots sounds like a great idea!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Glad to see you back!

Rhonda said...

Yay! I missed you! :)

We can both get back to basics together, I'm about 167, too. :((