Friday, August 31, 2012
Hello Everyone! Twice in one week, impressed, I know... We are still living the life of the "homeless" lifestyle at my parents house in Michigan. Today is our one week countdown before we make the official move to VA! Hooray! It's been one week since I left OH and a few days since we moved our things into storage. As an update, we finally sent in our request for an extended stay hotel of two choices to our relocation company. Feels so good to finally have two options for a hotel for about a month. Just in case you didn't know, we are moving into a hotel for about one month before we get into a house. We also have a house that we have put in for and paid but are still awaiting the lease paperwork from our realtor. It's a small house with no garage but it is in a gated community that has a private gym for only $100 a year per person. Hopefully that's a good price, haven't had to pay for a gym in about five years. Thrilled to get in there in October though and start up. Our two hotel choices do have a private gym also, so thrilled to have this option to get started once we get down there.
As far as food, we are still eating vegan and trying to eat healthy. I do have to say though healthy options are hard to come by in my parents household. They do not eat on a three course meals a day - so it's hard to remember to keep to our schedule. I don't know how they survive on eating off schedule and the pre-packaged meals that they dine on daily. I can tell why their health is not optimal now. It just reminds me that I want to be healthy and lighter so that is pushing me to keep with my lifestyle and not falling into the healthy habits again of my juvenile years.
Exercise has been difficult too since I'm cleaning like a crazy lady lately. I've been trying to keep up on housework at my parents house even though no one else seems to care about sanitation. Maybe I'm just a clean freak, I do not know... haha But, I am making my husband and furry baby go out at least once a day for about a mile walk. I hope to start running again but with the stress I don't want to over do it. Hopefully we can get the lease papers on the house rental and just get everything setup finally to reduce stress.
What's your favorite exercise during stressful times?
Thursday, August 30, 2012
So we did it, we moved out of our Ohio townhouse. It's a strange feeling to be in limbo between places but we are thankful we finally got everything packed up in Ohio and into storage for around a month or so. We have no idea how long because we are still waiting to hear if we got the house we put in for an application and paid $60 to get. (yep, you have to pay to put in an application that is non-refundable) Praying we get it so we don't have to worry as much.
Right now we are staying with my parents in Michigan before we drive down to Virginia, our new home state, in about a month. It's crazy moving, and incredible stressful. For now we are shutting off utilities and trying to get an extended hotel in VA. It would totally be nice to have family there so we wouldn't have to worry about all this craziness, but at least we are getting some support from my husband's new company. Just wish it were less difficult...
So, right now even though we are totally freaking out and stressing, I'm trying to get our lives back in order a little. I can't even remember the last time I ran but yesterday I made sure I took the furry baby out on a walk. We walked for maybe 30 minutes in total. Plus, I have been helping around my parents house with cleaning and other yard work for a little sweat session. Hoping to get back into exercise again once things settle down (such as those little butterflies in my stomach). Additionally I went to a local farmer to get some fresh vegetables for dinner last night for everyone, made a large grilled salad and homemade apple pie. Okay, so maybe the apple pie wasn't exactly that healthy but it was vegan and was made with apples from the Ohio farm. It's healthier than the other stuff they seem to eat in my family. I can't remember really but I don't believe my family ever ate as many pre-packaged snacks and meals as they do now. It's difficult being in my family house now (not only because of stress) but because they always have junk food sitting around the house. It's temptation house! But so far I haven't done too bad...
My question is: What do you do when you are moving and there is a lot of stress? We want to keep healthy even if our bodies are taking a slam due to the stress. Suggestions?
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Hello everyone! I'm so thrilled to be back online and here at Spark. I hope all of you have stuck with me and will continue to cheer me on through my weight loss journey. It's been very stressful the last few months as my husband has had two companies urging him to work for them. While it's a blessing and we're incredibly thankful, it is stressful trying to decide which one to go for since they are on different parts of the nation. One was in California, which I have always wanted to move to ever since I was young. The second one was in Virginia, a place we have visited and enjoyed. My husband finally after months of hectic conversations and mulling over which one to chose finally chose right before we went to Hawaii. In Hawaii, my Japanese sister got married and we had a wonderful time celebrating with my Japanese family and new "in-laws". When we got back, my husband finally sent out a signed contract and now we are moving to VA. Right now we are having numerous problems trying to find a rental house that is a nice quality but not over priced. Apparently the realtors we talked to said that there was a million available last month and this month there is nothing. Even the towhouse and apartments are all taken up - never even heard of that, yikes!
So, that's my life in a small paragraph as of this summer. We haven't had much of a summer let alone have I been working out like normal for this time of year. But, I am hoping if we can find a house and finally move (which has to be done by the 31st of this month), I will be less stressed and my headaches will go away.
I hope everyone will stick with it through my non-correspondence, I cherish everyone's support through it all. Plus, I can't wait to read what I have been missing with all of you. For now though, I'm off to run in the sunshine before it gets cold again.
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