I'm here. I've been here all along. Things have been busy but truthfully, I keep waiting for some big milestone to blog. Some amazing accomplishment to announce, but I'm here.
I've lost a few ounces less than 95 lbs. I'm super proud of that, but I've been waiting for 100. I'm 202 lbs and I'm waiting for onderland. Waiting.....
Lots of changes have been going on in my life the last few months and everything seems to be in some transition period and I keep waiting for things to settle down. Some of the changes ... my 18 yr old daughter decided she was grown and didn't want to follow my rules so she up and moved out a couple months ago. Then she got pregnant, then engaged and now she's planning a wedding to an airman who is going to be stationed in Guam. He's a great guy, but they are apart right now and she is soooo drama and man it can be consuming if I let it. Plus, my only daughter is making me a grandma and may be half way across the world when the time comes.
My oldest son also got engaged and moved six hours away to follow her. I don't know how that will turn out. I have my doubts, but can only sit and watch
I downsized my place and moved from a four bedroom house to a two bedroom townhouse with my youngest son. I really love it so that's good.
My youngest son turned 16 and got his drivers license. We both feel let out of the prison of being on each others schedule. But man is it different. A year ago, all three kids were at home, and I was a very busy mom and now I am almost an empty nester. My son has gotten a job and a car and we are two ships passing in the hall. Crazy
My brother got married so I had a wedding to attend and family photos to take. Truthfully, I was really happy with how they turned out. I found an awesome dress and felt pretty. I'll show you photos at the end.
Then I turned 45 a week ago. Forty five is great and I feel great, but I'm definitely in transition. Not sure what to do next or how to proceed.
I've been having a lot of knee and shoulder pain since I had kicked up the workouts and so I visited my doctor who also did a fellowship in sports medicine and she listened and did a thorough examination and said I have runners knee and bursitis in the tendon that run along side my knee. She gave me exercises and ibuprofen and suggested I not do the squats, lunges and step ups I've been doing. Oh and I also have rotator cuff issues in my shoulders from lifting and swimming. I told her if I quit doing everything that irritates my knee and shoulders, I wouldn't be doing anything. She also had xrays of my knees and called to tell me I have mild arthritis in both knees. Not surprising considering I carried around almost 100 more pounds for the last 20 years. So again, transition... trying to decide how to proceed with my workouts. Barrel ahead, ignoring her advice and the pain, or find a new way to be fit. I have no idea.
So anyway, I've not run away or given up. I still check in every day and read all my friends blogs, but I've been quiet... waiting.... just don't know for what.