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Monday, July 06, 2015

It's been a terrible year. It's also a hard year to summarize. To make a long story short, I lost two jobs and a baby, nearly lost my marriage and definitely lost my mind. In one year I moved from New Jersey to Florida to Illiinois to Michigan, and have been living halfway across the country from my husband for 5 months.

This move to Michigan is the final move, though. We bought a really nice manufactured home in a good community. After 7 agonizing years, Dom is finally finished with grad school and he will be starting a new job nearby as soon as he gets his limited license (probably August.) We are in a good position to pick up the pieces with a super cheap mortgage and a strong family network. I am working on a grant writing contract as we speak. I'm hoping to make a living as an independent contractor.

Right now I am living in a brand new, empty house and counting the days until my husband arrives with our furniture (11 days.) We will finally be together again, and at this point that is all I care about. I wish I could go back in time and change the role I played in the epic disaster that was this past year, but I can't. We can only move forward.

So I gained weight, maybe 15 pounds, and I am WAY out of shape, and now that I am home it is time to make some healthy changes. I don't want to overwhelm myself with too much at once, but I am back to tracking my food as of today. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR to replace the Fitbit I lost this weekend at Summerfest, and I am going to go for a walk now.

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    How sorry I am to read about your difficult year. It is nice to read that you & Dom are working to find some stability and recommit despite any issues.

    As far as going off track for weight, you will once again learn what works for you with your new circumstances. Don't feel guilty or feel you failed. It happens. Life happens. The key is starting over.

    Sending you healing and positive energy.
    2099 days ago
    Welcome back, my dear. I know you had a tough road this year. I send you slugs and hugs.
    2111 days ago
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    First let me welcome you to Michigan. I like your blog. It's honest. Of course you gained the weight. I would too if I had as much stress as you have had. So now drop anchor and get settled. Then sit down and make a list of what you want to accomplish and go get it girl!

    2111 days ago
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    All you can do is move forward when things in your life aren't going so well. I hope you can find some peace and happiness in the future. Be proud that you are choosing to make your health a priority once again. Best of luck!
    2111 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your losses but it sounds as if you're in a good place to move forward to a better place. Good luck and happiness.

    2111 days ago
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