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Back to My Happy Home

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy to be home, and into a nurturing environment. It may be a while before I feel ready to make the trip to see my parents again. I am hoping my brothers' families will be able to check in on them often.

I didn't do as well as I hoped to with regard to eating and exercise while away. I had high expectations, which went out the window (thought there weren't actually binges happening) when faced with resurfacing feelings from my childhood. These are things I thought I had been able to recover from in these last several years. Granted I may have been in a weaker emotional state while there (having gone off that mood stabilizer just previous to the trip.) I feel fine now, so I see it as an emotional blip. I no longer feel depressed.

I also am picking up with reinstating my eating and exercise routine. I have not stepped on the scale, though my clothes are fitting the same and I look the same. Always after a vacation, I wait a good part of a week before stepping on a scale. There are things that upset weight balance while traveling, such as water weight gain, and maybe an actual pound gained, but it levels off after a few days of normal routine.

I have a little over two weeks before I have to pack up for my trip to Hawaii to see my son and his family. The especially wonderful thing about this trip is that we'll get to meet our latest grandson, Bjørn. He will be 4 months old by then. Big sister is 2 1/2. Can't wait to get on the floor and play. I can't wait to swim in the ocean and take walks.

Most difficult part of the upcoming trip is that we are taking my MIL, who is almost 85. She gets around well, but I think it will be strange sharing a room with my hubby's mom. I've never done that. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. I need to relax and enjoy the next two weeks of routine living.

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ANGGEL40 9/22/2013 8:12PM

    Glad you are home as well..Have a good week my friend!

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KNYAGENYA 9/22/2013 5:22PM

    I'm glad that you are home and things are looking better.

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SHERIO5 9/22/2013 3:17PM

    Glad you are home and settling back in! Glad too, that your mood is restored. Sounds like you have a lit to look forward to with your upcoming trip!

Keep up your good work, with your clothes fitting well I suspect you did better than you think!



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MISSUSRIVERRAT 9/22/2013 10:07AM

    You sound like you have recovered totally. Wise move to get home asap!

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LARISSA238 9/21/2013 8:47PM

    I'm glad you are back safe and have another great trip to look forward to. *hugs* It's a good idea to wait a bit after vacation to weigh in. You are totally right about that, it's something I need to do as well.

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POPSY190 9/21/2013 7:35PM

    Good you are safely home and have the enjoyable trip to look forward to!

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MJREIMERS 9/21/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon home. You have just enough time to get back into your healthy routine before going to Hawaii. The trip to see your son will be "easier" since it's in beautiful Hawaii. It will be easier to exercise when the weather is nice. You'll be able to get lots of walking and swimming in!

I'm so happy for you. I loved Hawaii and I bet it's even better when you have two little cuties waiting for you! emoticon

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KIMBERLY_Y 9/21/2013 5:36PM

    Welcome home!! Good to see that you have your old self back!

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JULIAINLA 9/21/2013 4:53PM

    Glad to read you are home. emoticon emoticon

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SCOTMAMA 9/21/2013 4:32PM

    It's hard to be around one's parents and not revert to childhood emotions and behavior (and I am not referring to temper tantrums). But it's nice you got to go and visit with them, I wish so often that mine were still alive.

And no matter where you've been, even on a vacation -- it's wonderful to be back home!

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ANNEMAC5 9/21/2013 3:48PM

    Glad you are back home hope you get over your cold quickly. Positive thoughts for your next trip it will be so different, how lovely to be able to hold your new grand son. I know I could not bear to be with my MIL even for 1 full day.

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_JODI404 9/21/2013 3:26PM

    Glad you made it back safely and are ready to jump back into your healthy routines! Hope your cold goes away quickly! REST is the best thing you can do -- as much sleep as you can get!

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EVIE4NOW 9/21/2013 3:04PM

  I can come instead of your MIL lol..

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