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It's been a long time.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My live has undergone a slew of changes since I last blogged:
*I am now living in Seattle, Washington
*I have a new job
*I have gained 15 lbs
*I am in a new Army unit
*I'm living alone until my husband can join me here
*My son will be graduating & joining the Air Force in May
*I am starting counselling

In some ways I almost feel like I've been hanging on by a thread in the last few months. I've been out here all by myself except for 2 weeks at Christmas, feeling lost, floundering and just not coping well. So I am fighting to get myself back on an even keel until a new normal can be established once Mark gets out here.

It's been very very hard and I am just now starting to feel like I have a grip. Getting my eating, especially in the evenings, under control has been awful. I also am having to restart my excercise program under very different conditions.

Before, I got off at 4:30 and was home by 5, leaving me plenty of time to work out, spend time with family, etc. And now I'm living alone and feeling like I barely have time to fit everything else in, let alone working out. Weekends that I have Army drill are a challenge too... they basically have me working a stretch of very long days, 12 in a row. My normal day here has me up at 6 and not home until 6... it's a long day.

Despite all that, I really do love it up here. It's fun and exciting to be in a new city. I even ran my first 5K in December, The Ugly Sweater Dash. It was a blast and I met some really nice people. My next race is scheduled for 26 December at Seward Park. My goal is to run some sort of race, fun or competetive every month this year. I will be running the Go Girl Run back in Missouri when I am home in May.

So it's a lot going on. I'm trying to get back into journalling, tracking, excercising and all the things that I know work to get this 15# off!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOTTIEJANE1 1/20/2014 1:16PM

    Wow you have a lot going on. But I know that you will get the 15 pounds off . Girl emoticon When you can you should visit Pike peir

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JEWELS571 1/15/2014 12:15PM

    You can do it!! You have had a lot to cope with, but you are back now and you can drop that 15 pounds and you will!

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DEEEBEE 1/15/2014 12:27AM

    I missed hearing from you, and glad to know you're doing okay. I think it's always difficult having to move, make hundreds of adjustments, not seeing your husband, being alone, being overworked (12-hour days!), and probably there's not much sunshine in Washington. I think as things fall into place, you will acclimate and get back in the groove again and feel more like yourself.

Best to you!

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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