Monday, September 24, 2012
It is hard for me in many ways to type this blog. As I put 'pen to paper' so to speak, I can see that it has been several MONTHS since my last update. I think it is important to be accountable and also, to get back on the horse - so here I am.
In the past few months our family has relocated about 7 hours northwest of where we have lived for many years. We love our new community. It feels like home; however, moving is hard work. I hope it is a long time before we have to do that again. I am more inspired to declutter, to let go of the nonessential. Our super sized family required two uhauls and quite a bit of time and energy to relocate. I have also had to learn the landscape of a new community and find new providers for my family's health and my newly discovered thyroid and vitamin deficiencies as well as my husband's health issues.
The highlights of our new location is that our new home is in a great location and there are wide streets and sidewalks. It is far away enough from traffic to feel like a neighborhood yet easily connected by walking or driving to grocery stores and restaurants, libraries, and within walking distance of the bus route. I love it. The kids love it. The husband loves it. I have been trying to harness the energy of Fall and this new move to integrate some new (and tried and true) health habits. I don't feel like I am quite where I want to be by any stretch, but I continue to try. I have plans to visit a new TOPS chapter within walking distance of our home tomorrow morning. *And I plan to walk there...weight loss support group + a mini workout = multitasking for the win!
I met our new family Dr. today. She is pretty fresh from medical school and very cheerful and enthusiastic and up to date with management of thyroid issues and what I need. That was a blessing. I had some labs drawn to see 'where we are' at this point, heading into Fall and Winter.
I feel very blessed despite not being on track with my weight. I know that choosing healthier ways of living will only allow me to more comfortably enjoy life and I will remember that each new day is an opportunity to try again.