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Friday, April 25, 2008

Been THAT Long?

To all those who dropped me a comment in the last month (and yeah, it's been just over a month since I've posted), thanks!

Life sort of intruded, and ALL my blogs--this one, the writing one--not to mention other online activity has suffered.

The week after my last post, hubby got his lay-off notice. So, since then, it's been a bit tense. He's got work until the end of May, then he needs to start something new. Fortunately, we have a cushion in the severance and health insurance through the end of the year.

Looks like, barring some nice divine intervention--which I never rule out--we may need to relocate to another state. This has been the number one source of stress for me. All my family (except the ones in Cuba) are here in Florida. I am emotionally conflicted.

Plus, with the housing woes in the US, trying to sell our house now is a nightmare. And if we relocate, we pretty much have to do something! Sell--while Miami is the WORST city for sales at the moment. Or rent--and try to keep up with stuff from across a continent. Sigh.

But, I have also been preparing--researching housing and other costs in the states we might end up in. Considering how to start going through our 25 years of amassed stuff (since we can't move it all!)

There's also the matter of making repairs and renovations in order to be able to sell. The money is staggering.

I want to stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay, whine done.

Fortunately, I've not veered too far off in my eating plan. Maintaining has been my mantra (in other words, not stuff my face to comfort myself emotionally and regain), rather than losing.

But I have lost. Hurrah.

Today, I weighed in at 268.8. The last few days I was at 269.0. Sunday, I got as low as 268.4.

So, I am in a slightly lower range, and what I had regained previously is gone.

I've lurked the last week at some old haunts--Chubby Chick's and Lyn of "Escape from Obesity" mainly, just to not lose total touch. I want to congratulate Lyn on her amazing progress, her steadfast commitment to change, her behavioral modifications, and just having lost a honking lot of weight. Her posts are fabulous.

I think she should eventually write a book about it. Really.

Now you know where I've gotten off to. Dealing with life. Trying not to backslide and regain. Still working on bad habits. Still believing I can overcome the fat obstacle...and now the economic obstacle.

Yeah, I really do have faith I can. We can.

For now, I leave you with this blog's mantra...

Onward and DOWNWARD!


Heather said...

good to hear from you! sorry to hear that you have been dealing with a lot. you hang in there!

Lyn said...

Thanks so much for staying in touch! I was worried about you. I'm sorry for the struggles you are having. Hang in there, it has to get better! ((hugs))