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Thursday, October 17, 2013

I haven't lost any weight since May. It's no great surprise, really, since I haven't had a single walk, and only half a dozen yoga classes, in the past 5 months. And all the best intentions of cooking and healthy dinners in the world couldn't stand up to my new hour-long commute from downtown.

But I can't exactly regret the time, either. After several years of the drifting through unemployment, and "under-employment" of varying kinds, I finally have a job that pays enough to live on. And provides health insurance. And retirement. There really isn't a substitute for knowing that I'm making an equal contribution to Robert's.

I'm finally ready for more than just that simple fact of employment, though. I have to believe we're in a better place for a reason, and that reason has to be so that we can take better care of ourselves. So I've come back here, not just to remind myself to lose weight, but to find a balance. There were things about our neccessarily simplicity-driven life that I liked, and don't want to lose. I don't want to focus all of my energy on work, and lose our connection to each other and our home. I want to work, not to build a bank account, but to build a list of successes, things I'm proud of achieving with my work.

I have a few of those to report already. I'll do that here next.
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  • GYPSYGOTH
    emoticon on the job! I was laid off last March and have had no luck yet.

    My advice would be to get a step-tracking device and try to up your activity during the day at work... mine has made a huge difference for me, even when I was at a desk job with a long public transport commute home!

    Do you have a crock pot? Maybe that would be a good way to get some healthy dinners in despite your schedule.

    I often batch cook on Sundays and eat the leftovers throughout the week, or freeze them for my own "frozen dinners."

    Good luck with everything!
    1072 days ago
  • MYUTMOST4HIM
    Great Plan!!! I love your attitude emoticon
    1074 days ago
  • NOTANINJA
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    1074 days ago
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