So, it’s been a while. Survived my second surgery, and recovered quickly. A little too quickly, actually. While I was encouraged to move as much as possible after my pancreas surgery, I was forbidden to move much at all after the hysterectomy. It was a bit tricky, since I felt great….not that I’m complaining. Feeling great feels great!
Shortly after the second surgery school started. I was apprehensive about going back to work, after being off since April, but it went even better than I could have imagined. I’ve got a tricky group, with some very low students, but overall, they’re fairly well behaved, and that’s half the battle.
Between work, home, finances, and fitness, though, it’s always a challenge to keep the balance I crave. I have moments when I feel like I’m barely keeping all the plates in the air, but, overall, I feel like I’m doing pretty darn well. I turned 50 in October, feel better than ever, and am thrilled to say I’ve maintained this healthy lifestyle for five years now. How cool is that?!
Here’s a picture from my birthday party - still at goal weight, but needing to firm up a bit.
So, after the party, I had a bit of a setback. I was still moving regularly, eating healthy meals and snacks, but had a few weeks where I was bingeing on sweets at work. When I noticed my pants getting tighter, I decided pretty darn quickly that I had better take some action. I upped my water, and I arranged with the school nurse to have a weigh-in every Wednesday. A little extra hydration and accountability was all it took, and I’ve been binge-free for 35 days!
Last week I got a puppy. I am totally in love, and getting her is undoubtedly the best thing that I could have done for my health. Besides all the activity I am getting, she keeps me laughing, and that, as you know, is the best medicine.
Oh, and did I mention I’m back to playing my guitar? When I was sick, it just seemed like such an effort. Recently I found some great online lessons, and am actually making some progress. It’s become a joy once again!