MERRYMARY65's SparkPeople Blog MERRYMARY65's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What a Difference a Week Makes It's amazing what can happen in a week. In a week I've secured a new apartment. A cute little half cottage in the Historic District of my old home town. My friends have come together to make sure I have the basics in furniture. In other words when I move I start completely over again, brand new with very little to remind me of the past few years. <BR> <BR> I'm still raw, very hurt and overwhelmed, but life is moving on and so am I. <BR> <BR> Best yet, my weight loss and lifestyle changes a... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 09:18:01 EST Breaking Up Is Hard To Do The title says it all. After a year and a half the incomparable Mr. B is done with our relationship. The past few days have not been great. I left behind or sold most of my property when I made the move to be here with Mr. B. I have no family or friends in close proximity. I do have awesome friends about 120 miles from here and they are my rock right now. So off with the old and on with the new. <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:16:37 EST Update to My Last Entry After 4 nights of not taking Melatonin I was still awake 40 minutes after going to bed and waking up 2-3 times a night. I can get back to sleep within a few minutes of waking, but the waking up is annoying me. <BR> <BR> I have increased my daily activity and exercise. I continue eating as before. My exercise is all done before 1pm in the afternoon, so that shouldn't bet an issue. Worse yet I am getting tired in the middle of the day. I even took a nap Sunday afternoon. <BR> <BR> I took a 1... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:56:10 EST Feeling Better! You would think after eating more nutritious meals and snacks and exercising at least 10 minutes a day for nearly 2 weeks I'd be feeling better. But honestly it has been hard to keep my eyes open during the day. I couldn't figure it out. I take a multi-vitamin every day, have a routine bed-time and take a natural sleep aide most nights. Why do I feel so badly? <BR> <BR> So I called my mom and aunt, all of us are nurses, and we put our heads together. I have no signs of anemia, my vital signs... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:07:21 EST Weekend at the Lake We spent Saturday and Sunday at the Lake with Mr B's brother and hsr family. Even though it was still cool outside the kids played on the 4 wheelers and fished all day. The adults sat in the sun on the porch and the two dogs roamed the wooded lot. Mr B and I managed to stay on track with our eating and I chased the dogs for a little extra exercise. We even worked a few light beers in without going over our calorie targets. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:12:36 EST Longing for a Little Sun It rained all day yesterday and all night last night. Don't get me wrong, I love listening to the sound of rain on the roof and cuddling under a blanket watching a romantic movie. Normally Mr B and I would have a sweet snack and share a few mugs of hot cocoa. We managed to keep to our eating plan and we substituted warm decaf tea and Splenda for the cocoa. All in all a satisfying evening and a good nights sleep. <BR> <BR> But: <BR> <BR> It's raining and gray again today! Even the dog is re... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:49:40 EST Day 1 is in the Books The first day is always the easiest. You're motivated and ready to go. So this was a typical day 1 for me. The thing that is not so typical is that I'm not on this journey alone. My partner and love Mr. B is here with me. Will we achieve our individual weight loss goals together? I hope so. We both need to get healthier. Only time will tell. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 23:09:58 EST