Sunday, November 30, 2008

Brand New Day

Thanksgiving is now behind us and my son is safely on his way back up to school. Everyone's health is either good or improving. The Christmas season is here and can now be enjoyed without Halloween or Thanksgiving getting in the way. I enjoyed a great experience at my high school reunion and I'm now in the right frame of mind to get back to taking care of myself.

I had to make a few decisions recently when some issues were reaching critical mass in my life. One of the results of those decisions was to temporarily put my weight management efforts on the back burner for a while. It made it easier in the long run to be able to do the things I needed to do without stressing over every meal. My only regret is that I interrupted my writing here without giving some warning in advance.

The key is that I knew it was only temporary and now that things have settled, I'm back to doing what I have to do to take care of me, including keeping up with the blog. I'll be working to lose the weight that I've gained and get back to being more active (I even got in some push ups this morning!). And thanks to my reunion, I now have a buddy to help keep me on track.

There are still a few bumps in the road looming over the horizon, but I'll deal with them as they get here. In the meantime I'll be enjoying this brand new day and getting back into the swing of things.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Out From Under My Rock

I'm finally back from my self-imposed exile and ready to get going again. Thanks for the comments from everyone checking in and wondering where I was. Unfortunately my life took a turn towards the insanely busy and something had to give, and the blog turned out to be that something.

I've learned a lot while dealing with everything that's been going on and I intend to share some of that with you over the next few weeks. I think the most important thing I learned is that even when so many things are out of control, there are some things that are in your control.

Just so you know what to expect, I'll be on the road early this week which means I won't be posting again until after the Thanksgiving holiday. I then hope to get back into my routine of posting and visiting other blogs out there. I know I've missed out on a lot of terrific reading and hope to catch up soon.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!