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First and Last Entry of 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

I hadn't realized until just now a whole year had passed since I last posted anything in this blog. I stopped blogging when I started hitting new transitions in my life. I'm realizing more and more that I don't handle transitions really well. Our family moved to a new country and we are learning a new language and culture as well as trying to learn who we are in this place. Our kids are going to a new school and my oldest will be moving away to the States where she will go to college next year.

Like I said, lots of transitions. When I am in the middle of transitions it feels like some things in life go on "pause". I just don't have the mental and emotional energy to deal with them. I had an injury to my foot last year along with a ton of other stressful things and it threw me for a loop. I intended to continue on in healthy eating but eventually got to the point where I just couldn't even think about it anymore and it was easier to fall back into old patterns.

Overall, I feel more emotionally and mentally healthy than I had been in the past. This move has been good for us, in spite of all the transitions. Physically, I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I also didn't realize that until I stepped on the scale yesterday for the first time in months. It also dawned on me this morning that the shorts I've been wearing that I thought fit so well, were my "fat" shorts that I'd been saving to remind me how far I'd come. These things have forced me to see that I need to make a change. I know I'm not perfect and I've had discouragements many times in the past but life is not about perfection. It is a journey.

I've started working on portion control and am signed up to start going through the book "100 Days of Weight Loss" starting on January 1st.

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    Now those are some big transitions! Look forward to hearing more, even though you may not have time to post often!
    1646 days ago
    It is very hard when overcoming surgery and major life transitions! (I had similar challenges that dealt a set back to my weight loss/fitness goals -- mom's extended stay in hospice and death, and foot surgery). Best of wishes and good luck in achieving your life goals!

    1649 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    The good thing is that though you fall, you keep getting up and that a great thing. emoticon !!! Much success to you on your journey.
    1652 days ago
  • INSPIRED1314
    Be encouraged! As we all work on our journey, we are not alone. When U can, jump right in on the challenges, as U no doubt remember, they are quite motivating. Let's spark it up & give ourselves a big push, U. R in the right direction. Edith
    1652 days ago
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