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Too Long...Many Changes...Back To Re-Focus

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Too long...they have changed a lot of features here.


Worked the awful "work at home" job for a year and a half and just decided enough was enough. They outsourced the easy medical claims leaving 2 of us to do the complex claims for the US. Gee, thanks, corporate America!

So, a week ago, I retired!

Now for more updates...

My baby was the first of my 3 children to be engaged last Christmas (at the Angus Barn, no less... nice touch future son-in-law!).

And this brought a tear to my she decorated her mortarboard for her graduation from UNCG in May!

Where does the time go?

And all of my children are currently happy and doing well. My oldest son (with the beard) is in a serious relationship, my middle child (on the right) is doing well with his multiple health problems and ... well, it was just time for me to do something different!

So, after a year and half of sitting on my behind I have gained some of my weight back. And where does it go? Right to the middle...well, gee, why does it have to do that! So, one size up and it's time to move again! Already over the past week I have found myself doing so much more and it feels so good.

Back on the treadmill...and heard a little pat, pat, pat... as Wiley (my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) was trying to jump on with me! Guess he has not forgotten! I grabbed his leash and he joined me for a nice leisurely walk while I read a book on my Ipad. Leisurely? Yes, it turned out pretty slow... 2.25 mph... his legs are short! :)

So, what else does retirement hold? Spinning (heavens, no, not the exercise type... I am spinning my yarn!), knitting and crocheting (running my 2 groups); some volunteer work that I am lining up, reading (and listening to) many books I have on my list, travel, catching up on the movies I have missed and more healthful eating along with a side of exercise... oh, and did I mention that daughter is moving back home after 5 weeks of unsuccessful job hunting? So, I will be adding a daughter, another dog and her fiance will be joining us soon as he moves to NC (anyone have a computer job in RTP??).

Isn't retirement supposed to be quiet, peacful, a time of reflection?

Uh oh, someone forgot to tell that to my family!

I'm really ok with it..and looking forward to having the house alive again!

So, that's it. I'm back to charting my food (what in heaven's name did they do with the food log...took me 5 minutes to figure the darned thing out)...back to some exercise and hoping to trim off those extra pounds again.

And, I am confident that with my SP support it will happen quickly!


Joyce...enjoying retirement!
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  • PAMG415
    Congrats on your retirement. Also, you have a very nice looking family. I know you are proud of each one.

    I'm just getting back to SP again, I was waylaid by injury and just finished the physical therapy. I'm doing swimming exercises now. Hopefully, I will make it a great exercise.

    2403 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    And thanks for sharing the great family photos! You look great and I am sure your kids are VERY proud of you!!!

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    2414 days ago
  • CAROLJ35
    Hey, just today I left a note on your Spark Page saying I missed you!!!
    Glad you got rid of the troublesome job and hope they won't find anyone to take it!
    As for Tracker, I still go to right to a little box and use the old way. It is there. To me, it is quicker as I found a few faults with the new system - but it is nice, too.
    I started my third challenge today and that keeps me on my toes. Still 7 lbs. above my goal and just can't seem to get back there. BUT I am determined!
    Welcome back to the fold!!!
    2414 days ago
    Wow Joyce, it is so good to hear from you again! I am sure with your determination your weight will fall off quickly! Retirement sounds really busy! Glad you gave up that crazy job!
    2414 days ago
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