Well hello there SparkPeople.
I feel like that sentence lifted a cloud of dust off this old blog. Has SP changed or WHAT?? I mean, I went to the front page and there was a freaking ad from McDonald's on the sponsored banner thingy. WTF??
Anyway... hi. It's me, TSuzanne. I might have to change my handle back to this because the ponderousness of writing out my whole name with that one underline in the middle drives me nuts. But I digress...
Hi. It's been, what, like a year or something?? Over a year since I blogged, in any case. Guess what? I'm UNDER 160 lbs!!! 159 to be exact
The stupid portly Mii on my Wii is no longer obese!!! Woot woot! She is now quite a bit less rotund and labeled as overweight, even when I input my stats in BMI calculators! I can take that. I can also totally take the 20 lbs that I'd like to lose over the next two months or so (more on that to come!).
I have a secret. Well OK I have a few that I'll totally tell here in a bit, but I have a secret to my new overweight label. That secret is called happiness. For the past year I've focused on being sincerely, wonderfully happy and I haven't gained a pound. I've lost more just being happy then I did when I was counting calories and running and obsessing over every pound. I am wearing a size TEN!!! BOOTY SHAKE!
Happiness #1: A year and a bit ago, I met The One. If you're friends with me on Facebook then you know this already. My boyfriend is wonderful. A lot of the following happiness #'s are related to him. He's everything I love in a man; tall (6'3"!), broad-shouldered, sweet, blue eyes, unfailingly kind, generous, and really good in bed (ha you know I totally had to throw that in!). He's former military (got out two months ago) and reminds me a lot of my Grandpa. That's a big compliment; my Grandpa is as good as they come. My boyfriend is moving in with me on March 31st. He's told me that he wants to marry me. I'm still up in the air about the whole 'until death do we part' covenant, but to be honest I find myself dreaming and hoping for things now that I haven't for a very long time. And no, he hasn't proposed. Yet.
Happiness #2: If I could type in screaming, I totally would. BF and I, after lots of discussion and deliberation and planning, have decided to throw away the condoms in June and take all that practicing we've been doing and actually apply it to BABY-MAKING!!!! SQUEEEEEE!!! You should see me. I'm so freaking Type-A that I actually already have a bunch of baby budgets and mission statements and plans and colours picked out for the nursery andandand...
(this is SparkPeople-only knowledge - there are some people that we prefer to not announce this to yet, and possibly ever if I had my way. So don't, like, congratulate me on facebook or something please lol)
Happiness #3: I bought a HOUSE!!! End of August, 2012 I bought a townhouse. It's freaking awesome. I love it. I'm SO proud of myself because I did it All By Myself, financially I mean. I had a lot of help emotionally, and with moving and stuff, but I came up with the 5% down all by myself, I qualified for the mortgage on my own after they took away the 30 year amortization option, I covered all related costs myself. Believe me, that's not easy. YAY for me in a BIG way! (Which is why BF is moving in with me lol)
Happiness #4: I was laid off two weeks before Christmas from the old job (low blow!) because my old boss had been pushed out and he and I had rocked the boat over some unsavory financial practices that the owners were practicing. I should've seen it coming... I almost went after them for unjust dismissal but after talking to friends of friends who were in the same spots, I decided that I didn't want to potentially be carrying this baggage around for a year or more. So I moved on. And boy, did I move on to bigger and better!!! Big upward move in my career, huge job satisfaction. Proof that the old adage 'things always happen for a reason' is true.
So there it is. I'd like to lose another 20 lbs before getting preggers, but both my doctor and I agree that 10 pounds would be more than sufficient... and that if I don't even get 10 lbs, well, that's okay too. My blood work is all super good, and ever since I've been using cloth menstrual pads something in my girly parts seems to have almost Fixed itself. I've been off the Birth Control pill for something like a year and a half now, and my endometriosis seems to be in remission. I actually have periods on time Every Month without hormonal assistance For the First Time IN MY LIFE! My cycle averages about 32 days so it's not perfect, but I can now actually tell when I'm ovulating and I am not incapacitated by menstrual cramps for up to a week at a time anymore. Kinda gotta wonder if that's got anything to do with the melting pounds...
That's all I've got for now. I have to run - I don't have much time for internet-y stuff anymore, but I have missed my old SparkFriends. Let me know how you're all doing!