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What's round on both ends and high in the middle?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I remember this joke as a child. Never thought I would be living here though. Welcome to Ohio! I may have mentioned this before, but my HH lost his job in November and found the next one out of state. So.....here we both are...FINALLY! It has been a long road to get here. In the last 3 months, I have been preparing to say goodbye to the home I have lived in for the past 26 years, preparing to move to a new state, preparing my daughter to take over the care of our NY house and preparing my heart for the loss of a good friend's son to a car accident and a mother-in-law who was more mother than in-law. Lots more has also happened that has been tragic in our family, but cannot be mentioned here.
In the process, I have found a cozy apartment, a wonderful job with some wonderful coworkers, a tiny, friendly community church close by and a new life with my husband of 33 years. I have a also joined up with a local branch of the gym I had been attending and am hard at work trying to deal with my health challenges and weight issues. I have lost 25 pounds since coming here and feel like a new person. I can climb the steps to our second floor apartment with the groceries without puffing and my BP has dropped. I have more energy. Just think what life will be like once I lose the other 120 pounds that will bring me to a healthy weight range for the first time in 26 years emoticon
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KOFFEENUT 7/23/2013 3:59PM

    Change is always hard, and leaving a place where you've spent so much of your life and have so many memories is REALLY difficult. Good for you for being able to look at all the GOOD things that have entered your life as a result of your move. And congratulaltions on sticking with a healthy lifestyle throughout your change - dropping 25 pounds is AWESOME!!!

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NHES220 7/23/2013 3:17PM

    Congratulations on the 25 lbs, you are off to a great start!
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BAMAJAM 7/23/2013 3:05PM

  Despite your sorrows, you are able to recognize the good things in your life. I am sorry about the tragic events. My dear friend lost her only son in a car wreck, and I know the pain I felt for her. I commend you for losing weight, and I wish you continued progress. Each day I am glad that I found Sparkpeople to help me live a healthy life. There are so many benefits, especially the empathy that is extended by the wonderful people who are members here. Bless you!

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BARBARASDIET 7/23/2013 2:50PM

    Sounds like a good life change.

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