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Hello Again World!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

(This might be long)
I'm back. Well I am as much as I can be. First and foremost.....

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okay got that out of the way.

Well life has been quite challenging and interesting this past year to say the least. I'm one month shy of the year anniversary when my plateau started.. and never ended. I have been told I've come in a hard second for several jobs. My husband hates his job, but he won't quit, which is a good thing because in the past he has.

So first thing - I'm exercising again. Of course I told you guys that last blog. I've been regularly in the gym again for the past week, tracking food and lifting and doing massive cardio. I have a short term goal of too much, but setting it high and aiming at that and hoping for something in the middle.

Second thing - I do have a new job. I start on the 27th. I'm very excited. It's going to be challenging, busy and totally engaging. and I get to ride public transit for the first time in my life (train to Dallas). Got a raise with this and the benefits seem to be equitable or better than I have now.

Third thing - hubby has interviewed at another place and it looks good, but these people are very slow. It won't be a HUGE raise, but it will be significant enough to help get us out of this jam. Thankfully the bank has worked with us and we still haven't lost the house. It's been getting close though. I'm so sick of bill collectors calling and being overdrawn.

Fourth thing - I've finally come to the realization that I have a chronic problem with tendencies to depression (chemically challenged brain as my doctor likes to refer to it), so have gone back on medication and it's keeping me leveled out. So is exercise too.. but unfortunately exercise alone wasn't cutting it.

Daughter stayed in Lubbock instead of coming home from college. That's been kind of sucky, but it was for the best financially for her. She got to go to New York City last month and enjoyed herself. Someday she and I will do our own shopping trip there. When I was up there in February, I loved it... as a visitor only. :-)

Managed to gain 6 pounds in six months of depression, and minimal working out in the last three months, which is NOT too bad, but yeah it's going to be hard to get back off, but I can do it. I'm not going to let it get to me because most of the clothes still fit and I know what I did to myself.

Back to the grind of life... enjoy your day!!


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PANFRIEDTROUT 6/28/2011 6:47PM

    wow! I am so *happy* that stuff is finally working out for you & hubby ~ been a long time coming & I know you've been stressed & depressed. And to have only gained 6# in 6 months? That is so *fantabulous*!!

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SLIMLILA 6/17/2011 12:15AM

    Wow, your life sounds as stressful as mine! At least you seem to be coming into the home stretch and things are turned in your favor.... must feel good.. Good luck to dh and yourself on your new job as well...

Wow, congratulate yourself that in the midst of depression, you only gained 6 lbs. in 6 months! Now,that life has settled down, I'm sure you will get yourself back on track and be successful again... emoticon

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TISHTOES 6/16/2011 5:13AM

    Wow, new jobs are exciting and best of all, it seems you have weathered the financial storm and survived.

My daughter didn't come home from college either so it's been an empty nest for me. She comes home for the weekend though and we are both excited about that.

Glad you are back on track. Hope to see you more on the Empty Nest team.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/15/2011 11:00AM

    Sounds like things are looking up for you which is awesome! Glad your getting mind, body and finances in order to relieve the stress.

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