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I'm back.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I'm so glad 2011 is history. I feel like I am living that proverb that says something like, "It's not important that you fall down. What's important is that you get back up again."

In 2011, about all I managed to do was log into SP most days and track my food and exercise. No time to blog or chat. And some days, I didn't even have time to track my food.

My failures and roadblocks in 2011:
January: An emergency appendectomy.
February: recovery from said appendectomy, the beginning of 6 weeks with bronchitis.
March: continued bronchitis
April: Starting to get back up again
May: Car accident and whiplash, resulting in daily migraines
June: Daily migraines from whiplash
July: 2-3x/wk migraines from whiplast
August: hired as adjunct instructor at local community college
September - December:
*barely survive adjunct instructor job,
*teach 4 classes my first semester,
*take 2 online classes,
*assist my in-laws while my mother-in-law battled leukemia, (now in remission!)
*homeschool my daughters,
*and be the troop coordinator for the local troop of American Heritage Girls.

I'm exhausted!

Unfortunately, in all that craziness, I let my weight creep back up again. Finding time to exercise was difficult. I still did it sometimes, but not enough to keep the weight off.

So I'm back up to 250. I started 2011 at 244.5. So I only gained 5.5 pounds for the year. Not bad, considering all I went through.

But it's 2012 now, and like everyone else, I'm facing the new year with determination. I've been here before, and I've learned so much.

I've become certified to teach online, so now, instead of being on campus 25 hours a week, I'm only there 2 hours a week for my one face-to-face class. The rest of the time, I'm online at home. That means I'll be able to take a walking break when I need to. I'll be able to oversee the Princesses homeschooling easier. I'll be able to meal plan better, and cook more healthfully.

Yep, I'm getting back up again. I've laid out weight goals for the year, and I hope to be in ONEderland by Christmas.

Just wanted folks to know I've not disappeared. I'm here, and I'm back.
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