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Saturday, February 23, 2019

It has been a bit of time since I wrote here.

We are coming to our fiscal year end and I am working like a mad woman, with little time to blog. I figure if I'm going to write here it's going to be something meaningful to me.

So I put my husband on a plane a week ago so that he could go and support his mother after she fell and fractured her foot. She's 83 and has a difficult time slowing down, and I simply adore her! Up until 4 years ago my husband was working out of the country for months at a time. This went on for years until oil and gas work dried up all over the place. Additionally he was diagnosed with Emphysema at that time and has been pretty much home bound.

I've had some time to reflect and this change in our work/life situation has been a huge challenge for me. I stopped exercising and logging my food. The pounds packed on and before I knew it, I was at my heaviest weight ever! I was pouring everything in to work and supporting my husband all while worrying about paying the bills.

I lost me.

She's usually focused and determined. Up until a few weeks ago I had given up and was simply existing. The new year put me back on track, and this week along has helped me build my tool box. The bitter cold up here has forced me to become creative with fitness, and I have been pretty successful. I have been logging all my food without exception and it feels really good!

Hubby is home in a week and I will have a few new great habits entrenched again. I know that he will support me however possible and probably join me in some of my exercise. He's been able to take off some weight and it has done his body and lungs a world of good. Spending 2 weeks with his mom has been challenging, but I believe it has allowed him to leave his comfort zone and realize that he is capable of doing much more than he expected.

In the meantime, I will relish the next few nights of sleeping in the middle of our king size bed, and indulge myself with lots of salmon (DH grew up eating it all the time and can't stand it now!)
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