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Off on a New Adventure

Friday, August 24, 2012

So it seems that is has been a while since I blogged..... My weight is between 340 and 350.... seems to have stopped there, thankfully... My eating is horrible, I haven't worked out in forever...

But tomorrow starts a new chapter and a new adventure for me. My Sparkfriends that have been with me from the start (you know who you are!) or for a while at least, my life has been chaos with moving, changing jobs, going to different schools, etc. Move away from my family, lose weight, come home, gain it all back and then some. Well I'm moving tomorrow and my goal this time around is to get into a routine so that when I come back at Christmas time and for the summer I will still be losing.

I am moving to a remote, fly-in community in Manitoba. Population 600. I will have my first full-time classroom in Canada. I'm super excited. I've been working towards this goal my entire life and finally it is happening. It's actually kind of surreal to think about. Anyway, so tomorrow I fly from Hamilton to Winnipeg, where I will spend the night. Then Sunday I will fly from Winnipeg to my new community. No cars, walking everywhere, not a whole lot going on so no excuse to not get outside for a walk or workout to a video. As some of you already know I now have a puppy. He will be a good excuse to get outside and walk around.

Downfall of living in such a place is grocery costs. For example (which doesn't really affect me because I'm lactose intolerant but is a good example) milk is $15 per gallon.... Because it is fly-in only, the heavier the item the more it costs to ship in, therefore more to buy. I am bringing my soy milk maker, oatmeal (because it is small to pack), popcorn (better than chips at least) and ramen noodles (again because it is easy to pack). Everything else I will have to get there. There are fruits and vegetables, not sure the prices though.

Because of cost I've been thinking of starting Nutrisystem. I know it's not a long term solution but I think it will help with potion control, plus I don't need to plan as much. Shipping will be a flat rate of $20 so that isn't a big deal. I would still need to buy my freggies but it will be a lot easier. Anyway, we will see what they have and what I can get for cheap and go from there.

Between puppy supplies and teaching supplies I will be bringing very limited amounts of clothing. I will probably be buying a lot online when it starts to get colder, I'm hoping in smaller sizes...

Not sure when I will blog next as I'm not sure the internet situation but we will see! Until then, ttyl
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    emoticon Good Luck on your new adventure!!
    2601 days ago
    What a great adventure for you!

    Nutrisystem can teach you about long-term success and maintainence. There is a flex plan which allows you to eat your own foods in the amounts that will allow you to lose and/or maintain. You do need to add your own lean proteins and either fruits or whole grain carbs in limited amounts, but you won't need to buy nearly as much as you would to create your own entire meal.

    I'll be watching for updates on your teaching career as well!
    2607 days ago
    emoticon on your new job. Good Luck on your new adventure and incorporating healthy habits and eating into your new life. emoticon
    2608 days ago
    congratulations on seeing a dream of yours come to fruition!! that's wonderful. Everything else will fall into place. Once you're situated, you'll have a chance to find, perhaps, less expensive places to shop? Ask around.

    Again, congrats!
    2608 days ago
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    2608 days ago
    What an amazing adventure! Good luck!

    You might want to try growing your own veggies. Or seeing if there is a community co-op. Class project?

    How exciting.
    2608 days ago
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