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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I know some of you guys have been worried about me; I've gotten periodic messages, comments, and SparkGoodies from many of you. Thank you for that; it means more than you know!

As some of you already know, November is a REALLY tough time for me. I am generally working constantly on my job for NaNoWriMo, which takes up obscene amounts of time.

This year, while I've done better, I'm still disappointed by how much my lifestyle has crashed and burned. I'd gone so long maintaining, without losing or gaining, that I was proud of that. November though, saw me eating out almost constantly, making poor choices, and abandoning any pretense of exercise.

So I'm back on the wagon, now. I'm here on SP, and I'll be slowly getting back into the swing of things.

One of the other big challenges has of course, been my husband. It's been a rocky road; right now, I feel like he's on the road to recovery. He was gone from our home for about a month. He's been kicked out of two programs, one before he could even start because of a failed drug test.

The last month or two, though? He's had an attitude change. Nearly losing everything has awakened a desire to get better. He still has a long way to go, and may need to be in long term recovery for at least 6 months, but he's been working with a sponsor, attending regular AA meetings, and has been coming to some tough conclusions about his recovery and what he has to do.

I'm proud of him.

So right now, I'm focusing on me, getting my health back on track, and stopping these poor habits before they get the best of me. I've worked too hard to lose what I've done now.

First step: using that stupid gym membership I've been paying for. ;)
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    Good luck to you! :)
    1948 days ago
    Well you certainly have been going through a lot! Although I don't "work", per se, I'm a full-time graduate student and my training was pretty much out the window all semester. I, too, am back on the wagon as of today. :-)

    I am really happy to hear that your husband is making those tough choices. I hope he knows how fortunate he is to have such a positive, supportive, and devoted wife like you.

    Keep up the hard work and focus on making yourself healthier. Hugs to you and WELCOME BACK!!!
    1953 days ago
    Glad things are working for you better in December!
    1953 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Good luck. I hope things improve in your life.
    1955 days ago
    great to have you back sparking love and glad you haven´t decided to wait till new year which most people would have done.also glad hubby is putting his act together and hope it all works right in the end.so what is your plan of action to get back on the straight and narrow so to speak? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1956 days ago
    Wonderful to learn Life is coming back around in a good circle.... Wishing you and yours a special Holiday Season!
    1957 days ago
    Welcome back!
    1958 days ago
    YAY! I have missed you, but I knew you would likely be MIA in November.

    I'm trying really hard to get back on track. Some days are better than others.

    glad your DH is making progress

    let me know if you are going to be up my way (and you have any spare time)
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    1958 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    I am SO glad to see you back!!!!!
    That your hubby is attending meetings is fantastic! I am super happy to hear that he is making the effort to recover too. Its a long ways to go, but he had to start somewhere and now he has.
    I hope to see more of you on here, I have missed your blogs.

    P.S. My daughter did the nano thing also. *smiles*
    1958 days ago

    I too had a rocky Sept-Nov.

    Realizing how hard it is to get everything (food, water, fitness) back into alignment all at once - so baby steps.

    I wrote 25,000 in NaNoWriMo, so did not make the 50,000 - but it was 25,000 more than I have ever written at a crack.

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    .´*.¸.•´♥ Take care and...!!!
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    `*♥☆ Keep Spreading the Spark!!!

    1958 days ago
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