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Friday, April 12, 2013

We've been hitting it this week, 10 miles since Monday. Feels good, actually saw the scale go down for the first time in awhile. Been weighing about once a week, which seems smart. I know everyday weighing is too much, but once a week feels balanced. It was nice to see it going in the right direction. Who would think, tracking all calories and consistent exercise and water actually works? I've never heard that before! It is remarkable how much personal satisfaction comes from doing your best. It may take a little concentrated effort, but the personal pat-on-the-back is worth it. So much better to look back over the weeks events with pride, than disgust.

Tim leaves on Sunday, and then it's back to the water aerobics class, I'm quite excited. The walking has been great though, especially with my super special fitness partner by my side. I dream of the day when he is home every night. It's such a joy to spend time with him. I can't believe that our whole marriage, 7 years, has been spent about 50% of the time being apart from eachother. Man, it's been hard, but I guess it makes us truly appreciate our time together.

Last night I found out that one of my new neighbor friends' step-dad was my favortie client years ago, when we first moved to Sac. It was a "small world" moment last night when I learned that. Pretty cool.

I was reading some articles on emotional eating on here yesterday. I was thinking how far I've come in this area. Not fully redeamed, but I have definitely made pretty good progress from where I was. I atleast know it's not healthy/right, and usually catch myself before a 1,000 calorie bings hits, and usally choose good things to "binge" on, like fruit and veg. It's much, much better than it was a year ago.

I've realised how good it is for me to blog regularly. What happens is I "hear" myself saying that same things over and again, often, which makes me tired of saying it, and makes me want to change, not ignore and repeat!

Tim starts the at the newest job........hahahahha, on Monday. I'm hopeful, but not putting all my eggs in this basket. He really, really, REALLY wants to move to Southern Oregon someday, and I told him I wouldn't dream of considering it until he is employed at the same place for atleast a year, which hasn't happened in some time, so we'll see if we ever make it to Oregon!! I do like it there, but it would mean some major, hard changes for me, including leaving my HARD earned clientele and comfortable job, and also more importanly my Mom, sis , bro and Grandpa. I so enjoy having family here, it's so comforting, especially with Tim gone like he is. The pros to leaving is being able to actually afford to rent a house instead of an apartment, and possibly one day, being actually able to afford to buy something, which is most likely not possible here for us. Oregon is also gorgeous, super gorgeous, and in all reality, where we want to go, is only 4.5 hours from here, so coming back for visits is not impossible. Unlike our move to AZ this summer, which would have been quite a long commute for a 14 hours drive. So, we'll see what the future holds. I've done a lot of discussing, mild screaming and lot's of crying over this topic. But when it comes down to it, I'm thinking it is something, sooner or later, that we will try out. What the outcome is, who knows, but it could be a good thing for our future. And I would probably regret not trying it out, especially since the hubs has pretty much let me know he's going with or without me!!! (I know that's more an empty threat than reality, but I can't imagine refusing to move there, if it is something that is that important to him.) Wow, that felt good to get off my chest. I've been ruminating over this for the last week or so, and it's been VERY emotional, but I haven't overeaten over it, and have gotten more exercise this week than I have in awhile, so MAYBE I'm learning to redirect stress in healthy ways???? Cool!!

Looking forward to a gorgeous weekend. More photo taking, walking and hanging out with the fam. Adios amigas, have a great Friday!!!!!
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    Good Luck to Tim on his NEW JOB that starts tomorrow!! Yay!

    emoticon job on your weekly mileage and your pride begotten by eating well.

    As far as moving goes, I think that Oregon is a great choice. Coastal Oregon is probably pretty rainy and cloudy a lot. I don't know if that is your thing or not.

    About buying a house. I think buying a house is over rated. I've never bought one, but I live in one that JF bought. People always say that renting is a waste of money because in the end you have nothing to show for it. I say that a house is a money pit. I know because I live in one now. There is always something that needs fixing and YOU have to pay for it. Water heater breaks? You get to clean up the mess AND have to shell out for a brand new water heater whether it's in your budget or not. Roof leaking? Same thing. Chimney falling apart? It's all up to you to deal with it. Car and houses = money pits to me. Just sayin'

    This is the part of your blog I like best...
    "MAYBE I'm learning to redirect stress in healthy ways???? Cool!! "
    Yes you are, my dear! Yes you ARE!!
    1862 days ago
    emoticon High-Five, Sistah! emoticon

    Enjoy your weekend, Honey-bun!

    ps no MAYBE, baby emoticon
    1864 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/12/2013 4:16:04 PM
    Everything will come in it's time! I'm glad you were able to get things out and feel a bit better about it.

    Looking forward to seeing some new pictures!
    1864 days ago
    you have a sound plan, wait til things are a little more stable for another move. i don't know if it's in the budget but if you could tuck 20$ back every cpl weeks into a little moving fund maybe that would help you feel more secure even just thinking about it. nothing feels better than staying accountable to yourself, you know what you need to do and you shine from the inside out when you do. much love girl!
    1864 days ago
  • CHARDY0125
    1864 days ago
    enjoy your weekend
    1864 days ago
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