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Long time, no blog!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Well, it's been ages since I blogged last and it's time to get back to it! I've never been much of a blogger, but I know I need to blog at least once a week. So here goes...

A lot has happened since the spring. The biggest change came from work, which made my life very stressful and in turn, made me gain weight. I was asked to help out another department on a part-time basis while two of their employees were on maternity leave. So, I would work part-time in my current position and part-time in the new one. It was definitely a good experience, but the learning curve was so steep in the new position and definitely stressful! I couldn't imagine being in that position full time day in and day out. I was working really hard to keep up with everything and I even brought work home with me (something I NEVER do). Since I was spending all my time doing that I obviously wasn't working out or paying too much attention to my weight. That is, until I noticed that I was gaining. I weighed myself and was surprised to see that I had gained 5 pounds. I was so disappointed in myself. It takes so much to lose 5 pounds and it took almost nothing to gain it! I am so close to being at a healthy BMI and I really don't want to mess that up!

The next big change happened just about 2 and a half weeks ago. We moved from a small 1300 square foot house to a bigger house (about 1825 square feet). This was an awesome change! I actually have a living room and a family room, plus an extra room for an office/workout room! I also have a fireplace for the first time ever and I can't wait to use it! It's funny because the move was kind of my catalyst to losing weight again. I was spending so much time packing, cleaning, sweating, unpacking, and sweating some more, that I actually lost the 5 pounds I put on. Just this weekend I finally felt like I was in a good place again! My new house is all unpacked (except for a couple of boxes) and work isn't so crazy anymore.

So, now I'm back on Spark (yay!). I look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones and I hope to keep this motivation going!!

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KRYANPRINCESS 7/17/2012 11:23AM

    U made it through a tough time. and you moved into a bigger house! YAY!! I am positive that you will find your groove and it will all fall into place! You haven't given up and that is so important! Congrats on your new place! man I miss Tucson! You think it's hot there trying to work out, try working out in the East Coast Humidity! BLAH!! It's terrible! I'll take 110 in Tucson over 85 Here any day! LOL

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THELILEA 7/16/2012 6:57PM

    Happy to hear you have survived that stressful time at work! Whew!
I totally relate to how EASY it is to put on the weight. I have found myself up a few recently as well. Keep in mind, in Tucson our summer is like everyone else's winter: harder to work out!! haha
I like your goal to blog once a week! Keep up that momentum from the move!! :D

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