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Long time no see!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Well, I haven't been on here much, and I haven't blogged in a LOOONNNNGGG time. It isn't that I stopped caring about weight loss. It is that it had to go on the back burner for a while. I retired from teaching full time. I spent a year getting my current house into shape to sell, including tearing out one bathroom (by myself) and remodeling it (also by myself). I tore out carpeting, painted every room, painted all the woodwork, planted flowers and grass, wrangled contractors for another bath remodel after hurting my back and arm, all the while trying to gather materials and contractors to get plumbing and electrical installed in the cabin we will be living in while our retirement home is built. Exercise was spotty, eating was worse, and getting enough fluids just never seemed to happen.

The contractors are all but done, the house went on the market and sold 30 minutes later. The inspection is Friday, and the couple is hoping to close in early August. We have to store all of our furniture, because we are moving from 2200 square feet into 388 square feet. That has to happen in the next week. Plus I have to massively clean the house after that. THEN, we get to finish off the cabin interior while living in our camper, so that it will be ready for occupancy by fall, when it can get really cold here in Alaska.

Maybe then I can think more about nutrition. Right now, I am thinking about fast. Whatever I can cook up fast without thinking. I spend more time on the internet researching materials location and cost than I do reading and responding to personal email or sparking.

Right now my life is a chaotic mess, and I am trying to make good choices, as good as I can under the circumstances.

So, I will be back. I will lose all the weight I have steadily gained back since the chaos began. I am not giving up, and I know I can do this. For now, I am on a hiatus.
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  • JANET552
    Wow! You certainly have a lot on your plate, so to speak. Do what you need to do to help things settle down, then move on. Good luck!
    1720 days ago
    You sure have a lot going on right now. Good luck with everything, and hang in there!!
    1721 days ago
    Stay strong my friend. There are a lot of options that can be healthy and quick. I have found that making a list of those options as something I can refer to makes it easier for me.
    1722 days ago
    emoticon Hang in there, we all have moments that we would like to forget. Move on and let it go. Don't beat yourself up over things you can't change! emoticon
    1722 days ago
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