MERRYMARY65's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MERRYMARY65 MERRYMARY65's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ What a Difference a Week Makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273996 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265702 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263074 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260046 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254148 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247539 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245761 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