Thursday, December 3, 2009

Starting out on a New yet Old journey!

Some of you may know and some may not, but I have entered the next phase of my weight loss journey. There are so many pitfalls out there that need not only to be avoided, but I must learn how to deal with them when they do come up. One of hte steps I took after many months of thinking about it was to have bariatric surgery. No matter what people might say, it is not cheating, it is not a quick fix. It is however a tool to be used to change and in some cases save your life. It means knowing htat I must exercise in some form every day. I must learn to not eat things that could cause me to fall into old bad habits. It means learning how to live without some of my favorite things. It is WORTH it to be health again. It is still going to be a long and slow process which is good since that means Ihave time to learn and to adjust to the new way of lving.

My crafting goes on in spurts. I will crochet like a madwoman for days then might not picl up a hook for a month. Ihave been obsessed with shawls recently, and well as buying sock yarn. The funny thing is I do not make socks, but the yarn is so soft and colorful that it is a new favorite.
I want to start making felted bags again as well as learn some new stitches and patterns. One day when the time is right I will learn to knit. There are way more options out there for knitters than for those of us that crochet.

Work continues to go well. I really love working for my church. They have been such a great source of support in all that I do. With Christmas coming up it is our busy season and that makes me happy. I would much rather have too much to do than not enough. Sadly ther is a lot of serious illness around here lately and that does add some stress to the day. All that any of us can do is pray for those that are ill and offer our help when it is needed.

Home life is as it is. Not good, not horrible but just there. Yes I still have some decisions I need to make on this frint, but I am sure that when the time is right that all will be clear to me. My 2 fur babies are thriving in this weather. MooMoo my old man kitty uses the cooler weather as an excuse to snuggle as much as I let him get away with. Mattie loves that we have not had snow yet sicne that means she is still allowed outside. I have an on again off again affair with housecleaning. If any of you organizing types need a challange, give me a holler.

I will try to update more than once every 4 or 5 months. I think putting things down where not only I but others can read them will help hold me accountable. Til next time.


Dee said...

Its nice to see you blogging again.

Anyone who thinks the surgery is "cheating" has never had to deal with serious weight & the health problems that go with it. Nor the many factors that can make weight loss thru dieting nearly impossible. I never knew anyone as disciplined as you when you wanted to be, yet nature still fought you.

I'm proud of what you are doing to make your life a healthy one in every way you need to.

I wish we had the time in both our lives to see each other more. I miss our weekly shopping trips and little visits.

I'm happy for your holiday plans and that they were possible. Many blessing this Christmas season and always.

Maven said...

Please update more.