Monday, November 19, 2012
Ah, my beautiful SparkFriends. I have *missed you all sooo so much.
For those of you who have been wondering why I fell off the face of the earth, I am going to share with you the (very ) short form. Short, simply because my time is just that at the moment. Hopefully, the near future will change that. But, for now, this is what has been happening with me.
In July of this year, I left both an unhealthy environment - and an unhealthy relationship - with someone who remains very near and dear to my heart. Sometimes doing the right thing hurts, and I did what was right for me and my kids; even though it hurt me terribly to do so.
I relocated from Michigan back to the West Coast; which is where I have spent the vast majority of my life. It is, and has always been, my home. I left behind family, treasured friends, and - quite frankly - a fairly cushy existence. A Gilded Cage is still a cage.
I had lined up two places for my children and I to stay, and two different jobs. I believe in always having a contingency plan. Unfortunately, all of my plans and contingency plans failed after I arrived back on the west coast. In spite of my best efforts, my children and I ended up staying homeless shelters for a couple of months while I worked my way into enough pay checks to get back on my feet.
We have our own apartment, now. It is quite lovely; having just been fully renovated right before we moved in. We are adding furniture as circumstances and paychecks permit. :) I make quite a good living, but have a lot of furniture to acquire. Life is comfortable, and we are settling in quite nicely. So, please, no one worry.
Sadly, while I was able to remain focused on solutions while we were going through these arduous times, my diet was not entirely under my control. I have gained back some weight, but I fully intend to re-divest myself of those added pounds as soon as possible. After all, I have a reputation to maintain. :)
I don't know what I weigh, and I have no scale at present; but I know it is a little over 200 lbs, just by the fit of my clothes. Having said that, I am back in control of my diet and my time away from work is - once again - my own. I have my trusty pair of free weights, and am re-assessing my workout so that I can begin building up a routine that starts where I am, and not where I was.
I appreciate all of you so much, and look forward to the time when I can keep regular contact with everyone again. Bear with me, my friends. I will return more frequently than I have over the last few months, but I do not yet have internet in my home, so daily updates and tracking are still on hold.
Until we can share our stories again, please just know that you all remain in my thoughts, and that I very much look forward to sharing this journey with each of you once more!
Best wishes to each of you on your journeys to good health and personal happiness!