July 10, 2012

you know it's bad...

When you haven't blogged in so long that the entire interface looks different :P

Hi.  I'm Sara.  It's been a while since I've been here--a few months.  Not my longest stretch, but one that I am rather disappointed in.  I've had so many things I wanted to blog about, but then I get busy (gosh darn this working for a "living" sure cuts out a lot of the living you actually get to do!) and I realize I don't have the time or energy to say what I want.

I'm going to do better, at least, I'm going to try.  I just have to get over my "every post has to be epic" mentality.

Since March, I'm happy to report that my health got much better.  Between the various drugs, things eventually calmed down and are at least pretending to behave themselves.  I'm still working, and though it's not my favorite thing, I'll hang in there for a while.

I did start a new journey in June--I began to use the NurtiSystem program to help me start dropping pounds.  My sister had been using it for a few weeks and was seeing steady results, and when I examined how much I was already spending on food each month (considering how often I ate out because I didn't want to cook), it made a lot of sense.  I haven't told a lot of people for various reason.  A main reason is that while friends and family always tell you how supportive they are, you still feel like the world is right there, trying to get you to mess up.  And when it feels like people are expecting you to fail, it's a lot easier to just throw up your hands and give up.

Well, I've been on the plan for five weeks now, and I've lost 10 pounds.

Yep.  TEN!

I'm feeling pretty good.

The few people I have told have been very supportive, and even have helped me make good choices.  I appreciate them very much.  I especially appreciate how they have asked me about my progress and cheered me on with every pound that has been evicted.

And now I'm telling the whole world (well, the ones who read my blog at least).

Other than that, I've been busy planning our upcoming Moot for CleanPlace.  We are going back to Bear Trap Ranch this year (can I get an AMEN?), and our group will be, as always, amazing.  I am really looking forward to it, more than usual, I think because I'm working and need a break!

And I've been tripping down memory lane this week since I have to present my life story at work tomorrow.  I have some photographic proof that I was an adorable baby, and that I lived in the 80's (since I'm such a flower child and lover of folk music, some people wonder...).

Here's one of those pictures to entertain you until I come blog again:


MangyCat said...

Congrats on your weight loss! I totally get and understand your desire to keep the program under wraps. For me though, telling people has this weird effect of making me think, "I'm done," which of course, I am not!

The Moot is going to be amazing. There are some wonderful *coughdramafreecough* people coming, and I pray that God makes everything happen without a hitch.

Adorable picture! Those are always fun. :-D

Sara said...

Thanks :) And yeah, I'm not done, nowhere near, so I have to keep up my motivation!

I'm looking forward to Moot--it will be great. Just being at the ranch is worth it :)