Back in the saddle again...
Sunday, August 16, 2015
A combination of factors have kept me away from SP for a few months. My internet was so weak and iffy and prone to go off every 5 minutes, for one thing. My computer was totally on the fritz, for another. And things in my family household were in complete transition. This past week, though, we had a really ugly satellite dish installed (my husband was SO not thrilled when he came home from work and saw THAT!), so, although it's not as fast speed as I'd hoped, the internet seems to be pretty reliable. I also took my old laptop to an Apple Store in a Fancy Mall where I felt totally out of place and lost. However, the Apple techies (all very young, of course) were kind and patient and didn't try to sell me a new computer. Turns out my battery was swollen, and by simply removing it and just using my computer while plugged in, most of the problems disappeared! They only sold me an external hard drive, so I could back everything up (which I had never done before, I'm ashamed to say.) Now I'm just waiting for some free software they are sending me to come in the mail so I can hopefully update my browser, which is too out-of-date to allow me to open my account with the satellite internet company I just signed up with.
As far as the family goes, well some unexpected things happened a few months back. In April, my nephew and his girlfriend and their two-year-old (adorable!!) son came to stay with us for a bit, while they looked for jobs and an apartment in Oregon. We ended up giving the option of staying with us for as long as they want. I even took a leave of absence for this coming school year, so I can nanny my sweet great nephew. My own kids don't have kids, yet anyway, so he is the perfect substitute for a grandchild.
Needless to say, big changes like this create stress along with joy. My eating habits were disrupted somewhat (well, quite a lot!), and I didn't get quite the same exercise workouts in, although I didn't stop exercising, by any means. But now that a few months have gone by, things are starting to settle in a bit, and I feel ready to tackle taking off the weight I've put back on over the last few months. I am very motivated, because the only pants I can fit into right now are my baggy overalls, and a pair of sweat pants. I have all these cute jeans and capris and things in size six, and they are all too small. But I refuse to buy new ones because I like them so much, and I know from past experience how good it feels to fit into them.
Life is real, stuff happens, we get off track sometimes. The thing to do is hop back in that saddle, and keep moving forward!