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A Quick Check In/Update

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Well, I’m still alive and breathing. It has become so hard to make the time to get on SparkPeople and visit with my friends here.

So I just thought I’d throw in a quick update on how things are going in this crazy life of mine…

New boss = new responsibilities… who knew!? Things around the office are much more pleasant than they were in the past and I have a whole new level of motivation when it comes to my job. (It’s amazing what a change in atmosphere will do for the soul!) I used to spend quite a bit of time on spark and I rarely was on when I was at home. Well THAT has changed! I have little extra time at work and I’m totally ok with that. But this is the biggest reason for my absence here.

Weight loss is still good. At this point I’m maintaining (my size anyway). I’ve actually put on almost 10 lbs but I’ve gone up roughly 2% in muscle mass. I haven’t gotten smaller but haven’t gotten bigger either… and can definitely feel the difference in my strength when I’m lifting the kiddo (unless he lost weight).

I actually just had to invest in a bunch of new jeans… 1) the new boss lets us wear jeans to work (this guy is too good to be true!) 2) none of my jeans fit right.

Too small, too big… I had absolutely nothing that looked right. So I had to fix that and thought it would be a good idea to spruce up the accessories and shirt sections as well! I feel pretty cute these days, and that’s a great feeling!

I’m done with races for the year. Running through any form of water past the 15th of October is not and I do mean NOT my idea of a good time. I don’t like being cold! The hubs has 2 more OCRs this month and then I think he’s taking a break as well. But I do have a 5K coming up in November.

Looks like I’ll be scheduling surgery on my foot. I have a bunion (geeze, that makes me sound old) and that happens to be the same foot I injured during my first OCR. It hasn’t been the same since then. Pretty much constant pain… and my shoes are pretty uncomfortable at this point. So – while all that totally sucks, I am looking forward to being able to move forward and to quit using that as an excuse on my running.

We are hoping to get the surgical ball rolling soon, because there is an even bigger challenge ahead. We have decided to try for another kiddo. I’d like to get the surgery done and gone before I get preggers. (I’m a planner, what can I say!)

I think that's it for now. Hopefully I can still continue to move forward and I just want everyone to know that I do think of my Sparkfriends often - but it just doesn't work out for me to be able to get on here much!

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    Hope your bunion is healed and you are doing well! You are probably pregnant by now and if so congratulations! Give a line or two to know how you are doing! emoticon
    1573 days ago
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    Congrats to you on your new work situation that's good! Most importantly I hope the surgery goes well , ( Ive been there twice ! Once in a boot for breaking my ankle and then once in a boot for having bunion surgery) ugh !! I totally understand that.... oh I may even eventually have to go back to have another surgery , since the toes are crooked on my left foot, the dr did say the toes are tough , theres no guarantee that they will stay straight? so I refuse to go back this year Im taking a trip of a lifetime to Ireland! I wont let the pain in my foot stop me ! I did complete 2 5K runs with the toes taped... painful but mananged to run thru it! hahaha Anyways good luck !! We'll catch up on SP at somepoint.
    oh Congrats to trying for another baby that's awesome!!
    1586 days ago
    Glad to hear from you! Good luck with the bunionectomy, I need one as well but that means a long, long time without any major weight bearing... Hope baby number two is a girl! Happy about your new boss, that is a great thing to have! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1677 days ago
    Glad to hear that your work has become a more pleasant thing for you to do. I hope that you get your foot taken care of and that you can be pain free again. Good luck with the future pregnancy.
    1680 days ago
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