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THE WORK BEGINS


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We're home now, in Texas. Grieving over the upcoming move because I love this house we live in, and I love the church here. It's going to be sad to leave. Whenever I start feeling sad, though, I remember the tall forest we'll be living in after the move, and the scurry of birds flying into the bird feeders we filled while we were there. Outdoor living is going to be wonderful there, and I do like the house with its two complete kitchens.

Now, however, we have to shed ourselves of the impulse purchases we no longer need, the sale items that are just being stored somewhere, and many other things that just have no place in our lives any more.

There's such a direct analogy to the extra pounds I'm carrying... the impulse eating, and the eating for no other reason than boredom, which is now compromising my blood pressure, my cholestrol, and my knees. In the work I do to sort and toss, maybe I'll be shedding some weight at the same time. That's my plan, anyway. This morning I'm unsure and tentative about my ability to do that, given the emotional upheaval I'll be going through as well.

My coping mechanism will be exercise. I really do love it, and taking a walk helps me to sort through emotional stuff as well. Thanks to my friends here for the support that flows freely from all the Spark People world.

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8HABIT 11/19/2013 3:32PM

    I hope this move goes well. I loved the advice about focusing on the new instead of the past.

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CT-FL-SNOWBIRD 11/19/2013 2:30PM

    Yvonne, I understand a little of what you're going through. We go through a "mini" purge and starting over, every 6 months.
Just think of all the pros of moving and ignore the cons and it will make you feel better.
Good luck!

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LOSTLIME 11/19/2013 10:55AM

    I know what you're going through. I went from a 3bedroom house to a 2 bedroom
apartment 10 months ago. I was lucky and gave the things I didn't want to my
church's yardsale and the other things went to the church's thrift store.

Don't stress out. You will get it all done. I wished that I lived closer but unfortunately I live on the east coast. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRANPATTIE 11/19/2013 10:42AM

    I surely don't envy the hard work you face to get cleaned out, packed and moved. But just think of that gorgeous home you're going to. I couldn't believe the two kitchens when I looked at the pictures. I can't even keep up with one! LOL!

You're wise to think about the "extra" eating and how it's compromising your body. As I said in my last blog, when I really worked at stopping that (though that job will NEVER be done completely) it made incredible changes in me in just 4 months. So to think of it at the outset, you can avoid a lot of issues.

I'd help you if I could with all that packing, but I'll be thinking of you. emoticon There! That's done! emoticon

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ANDREA0301 11/19/2013 10:18AM

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