150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 183,915


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The wonderful news is that my sweetheart continues to be cancer free. It affects our daily life (he needs daily lymphatic massage, he has to wear compression garments, MUST wear sunscreen, etc.), but life is good. We have much to be thankful for from God.

We've moved closer to family in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. We're enjoying life in a real house and living in a college/beach/biking community. However, it doesn't feel like home yet, it feels like an extended vacation. Eating and exercise have been difficult and I've been eating emotionally for over a month. Seems silly after being strong during the crisis with cancer earlier in the year, but maybe the move and the continued non-sale of our Virginia condo has tipped me over the edge.

So, we're in a new area, new house, it's an adjustment after living in Virginia most of our lives. Health is good (Yay!), but the eating is not healthy. I've started focusing on the first step of Spark People's ten step plan to overcome emotional eating and on leaving trigger foods out of the pantry. Right now.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Vikki, I did the same thing with the emotional eating before, during and after the move. Finally, 2 1/2 months later I feel more relaxed and actually believe my health habits are better now than before! We don't eat out as much and I have the blessing of all the Amish grown produce (organic) here.

    I am so happy about your sweetie being cancer-free! And your new home sounds like a dream! God will continue to lead and His timing is perfect. Let us both cast ALL our cares on Him.

    Love & prayers emoticon
    2052 days ago
    Hi Vikki,
    I like your blog. Glad your sweetie is cancer free. Thank you Lord.
    Hugs for your focusing on the first step of Spark People's ten step.
    Have a nice Wed.
    Hugs & Smiles for all you do,

    2055 days ago
  • KITT52
    glad for the good health

    Moving is very hard and like you we moved a little over a month ago, and I still feel like I'm just on vacation....I have had several melt downs over the fact that I miss my dream home, my dream job, my friends and just the beautiful view I got to see every day.....I moved from Colorado to Ohio....and thinking we will have to move again once we find a house is not thrilling either....we were lucky we sold our house in 10 days but then had to get out faster then we ever thought

    so God had a plan for us and now it's my job to figure out what it is.....

    have a healthy day....if we have our health we are rich
    2055 days ago
    WOW! Vikki, now maybe WE can meet someday! I would absolutely love that! We are in Wisconsin. Where 'bout are you? I'm thrilled that you'll be closer to family, but I bet you'll miss all the fun adventures of VA. I always loved reading about your interests there. As for eating, I'm SURE you'll settle in soon. My dearest friend moved to SD [after living here for 52 years] and she says the SAME thing--feels like their on vacation. Praying God's richest blessings to settledness and CONTINUED good reports for your sweetheart! {{{{{love and huge hugs to my sweetest friend}}}} Susan
    2055 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by THEADMIRAL