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I got fat… because:
Aging, a job I began to hate, work (and mental) hours that were just stupid, bad freakin’ food choices because I was too tired to cook or care, a lifetime of bad ankles that I was told to stay off of as a career (but still walked on repeatedly for a living)… and me not having the time, desire or motivation to ever change any of it.
Well, it’s a new day!
I am celebrating the loss of 10lbs. I have 30 to go, so yah, not losing focus IS my current focus. But, you have to acknowledge the milestones and this is one of them.
P.S. Yesterday, someone in a checkout line told me I looked “sparkly!”… With all honesty, that’s the best compliment I have had from a stranger in years!
UPDATE: Marking the loss of 20lbs. 9.30.15
It is day 4 of my unofficial retirement and I couldn’t be more confused… or happy! Closing tabs in my brain has been way over due and, much to my surprise, wildly easy.
Just coming off of spending some great days with Dad… I arrived in PDX the day after my last day… and how welcoming it was. Opera first. Then fabulous food, mostly by our own making, and walking good walks, and having heartfelt chats… and many laughs! In a quiet and yet remarkable way, it was the perfect landing from a very long and crazy flight. I am, and continue to be, so thankful that he hangs around on my runway.
photo credit – crushculdesac
Beautiful morning shot of Mt. Hood, sun not quite up yet, but rearing its head. Sleepy fog hanging on and hiding the busy commute below.
Changes in the wind have me both nervous and excited. Quitting my job of 23 years has anxiety written all over it and yet my job has had me under a curtain of stress for years. Crawling out from under it is probably the best thing I have ever done for myself.
Timing is a funny thing and not always on our side. But as timing would have it my Dad decided to move into an assisted living condominium complex. After some discussion we both decided it might not be a bad idea for me to move from Seattle into the condo is he moving from in Portland, to be of assistance, during this major transition and beyond. As it turns out, it will be a major transition for both of us.
And another adventure begins!