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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wow, is it really August tomorrow?! I have been experiencing some big changes. On the fitness front, the scale is FINALLY starting to move again. Ever since around March-ish when we started the conversion process at work, I have been uber-stressed, and my weight has reflected it. Turns out I still REALLY struggle with stress eating. I have a long way to go in dealing with that. I am finally getting back to where I was before the conversion. I am getting there though, so that is what truly matters.

Wedding plans are going well. I can't believe in ten weeks my sister will be a married woman! We have our dresses picked out. The menu planned. everything is booked. We just need to light a fire under the groom's butt to get his guys some tuxes! My dress fits a little looser these days, but not too bad.

On the work front, you may remember my frustrations with the negativity that was a persistent problem at work. Well, things are about to change. One of the ladies has transferred to a different branch and my department (bookkeeping) was basically eliminated because of the conversion to an almost totally automated system. So starting tomorrow, my job will be completely different. I am looking at this as a good thing. I said I wanted a change and this may be what I needed. Either it will be fine, or it will push me to pursue other avenues. Only time will tell right now, but I am going into with a positive outlook. Its all I can do, until I see how the pieces fall.

I have jumped back into my HM training. 55 days until HM #2. I have a full Fall race schedule. One that will make me a Half Fanatic by the end of October, and I am REALLY excited about all my upcoming races. Each one is VERY special. HM #2 in September will be my DH's first HM. HM #3 is one step closer to HF status. HM #4 will be the Haunted Hustle in Middleton, WI with Laurie. I want to have an awesome (and functional) running costume because this will be my HF qualifying race. In November I will have HM #5 in Cocoa, FL at the Space Coast Marathon. We will already be in WDW, and laurie and I are going to take some time out of a family vacation to participate in that race. I am all registered and ready to have some AWESOME races with my AWESOME Running Coach!

I have a lot of work ahead of me. I am starting n a new path, and I am not 100% sure where it will lead me, but I am looking up and forward, and that is the best I can do right now!

I think that is all for now!
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    It sounds like we can relate to each other with emotional eating and work. It's frustrating but we are aware and with time things will get better! We just need to be patient!
    2391 days ago
    Congrats on all the changes and positive outcomes. YOU CAN DO IT!
    2395 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I am so happy to read an update about how things are going for you. It will be interesting to see how you do with an entirely new position at work. It sounds like it will be a relief. How exciting to have so many half-marathons scheduled - I have a little envy, I must admit. So many wonderful things going on in your life - enjoy! You deserve them all.
    2398 days ago
    emoticon Great job! You sound so excited!
    2398 days ago
  • CHAS1949
    I think you have some fantastic plans! Your positive attitude will take you through.
    2399 days ago
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    2399 days ago
    Yay Middleton! Sorry, I am from Wisconsin. I was hoping to do a Halloween run as well, but an ankle injury put me behind and this will no longer be happening...so feel free to take my Wonder Woman idea. My friend who had hoped to be running with me was going to do the Playboy Bunny look, but she will also not be running. Best wishes on your races and changes at work.

    2399 days ago
    Oh that is so cool. I live in Merritt Island, next town east of Cocoa.
    If you wanted to meet up, I could direct you to some awesome local places and maybe it would give a huge reason to kick my training and weight loss into gear.
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  • CLS413
    Good luck with all the changes ahead!
    2399 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    Don't forget about probably THE most fun one...PRINCESS! THAT will be an incredible experience for you and I cannot wait for you to run it!! Lets do this thing!

    2399 days ago
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