Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another Month (+7 Days)

I have been MIA again! I am in my last week of classes, finals next week and graduation after that. Since we last spoke, I have had my head shaved, found a new place to live and am preparing to shave my head again. I have sold most of my furniture in preparation for the move and I will be selling most of my clothing. It was nice when I went through some of my clothes last week to see that I still have stuff I bought two years ago that is still too big for me. I ended up only keeping about 12 hanging items to sell over 50 others. I need to go through my shelves to do some purging there as well.

My BFF, who is not thrilled about the move has told me that she is getting her act together. Well, I must be a part of this! I thought about joining WW, but I know I should just save the money and get myself in shape. I hate this cold weather and am so ready for it to be warm so I can enjoy some outside exercise. I haven't weighed myself for a while, but will try to do so tomorrow at my mother's.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Full Week

I have done something every day this week! I logged 11.9 miles walking a riding (only 3 were riding). I think it is a great start for spring. The pain from the shingles is almost gone. I only notice them once in a while. The weather has been gorgeous and I have been really enjoying it. Today, I hung clothes on the line and did a little (very little) organizing. B and I went for a walk with the neighbor girl and now he is passed out!

Monday is the big day! I am really looking forward to this year's event. My BFF's daughter is shaving with me this year. She's a sweet and kind 10 year old girl who is making a difference!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First Bike Ride

I took my first bike ride tonight since August 17th of 2011(pre knee surgery). Wow! Was that hard! I only went 1.2 miles, but my legs were all shaky after it. I also grabbed the dog and walked to get the kiddos from school. It was such a gorgeous day, I couldn't pass up this awesome weather.

I think I am going to get serious about my eating again. I am going to sit and read Women Food and God again, too. I was doing really well losing weight when I was reading that. I do, however, think that book had a lot to do with the ending of my marriage. While reading that book, I realized that my inner voice was really quite wonderful. It was the voice from Ginger (Yankee named him that) that was pretty hateful. By asking Ginger to be kinder to me, he felt like he was losing control of me and only became meaner and more hateful. It is not okay to be treated that way, and I will do my best to keep myself out of that situation again.

I really need to face the scale. I am a little nervous about it. I also forget to get on before I eat or drink in the morning. I know it's there and I know it's not horrible because I still fit in most of my clothes. I just don't fit into all of them, so that's how I know it needs to be faced.

Oh yeah! I am shaving my head again on Monday. Feel free to donate money that goes to raise money for childhood cancer research! http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mandyknapp3

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

More Than Six Months

It has been a long time since I've been here and my life has changed so much. Right after I had surgery in August, I asked my husband to move out. He had been violent with our children, violent with me and threatened more violence. I think he is mentally ill, and have diagnosed him (I still DO that!) with bipolar disorder. I tried to get us counseling but he refused to discuss anything he said or did because he claimed it was no one's business. So I thought I'd share it with the interwebs! So, about three weeks ago, our divorce was final. He got a job (I find the timing suspicious) and moved away. So now, my life is getting back to "normal." The kids and I feel comfortable leaving the house without worrying about him showing up. Heck, we feel comfortable knowing he's less likely to show up and break-in!

He moved about a week and a half ago. Coincidentally, I got shingles a week and a half ago. Last semester was hard, but this semester is proving to be the most difficult for me. Thank goodness my course load is light, because I am doing my internship 15 hours a week, working two part-time jobs and still taking 7 credit hours. Last week was spring break, so I only missed my internship.

I did miss work on Sunday because I came down with yet another virus. I thought it was strep, but the culture came back negative. YAY! On Sunday afternoon, when I was taking my antiviral for the shingles, I accidentally took Dimples' ADHD medicine. Once my heart stopped racing, I felt GREAT! I was all zen and able to balance the national budget. But, I couldn't sleep. I was up until 2:00. I did enjoy some of the beautiful weather we've been having. I took the dawg and the youngest on a walk. It was the first time I've walked outside since my surgery over six months ago. I was kind of wobbly from the meds, and from the shingles, but we ended up going 1.6 miles. I took advantage of the nice night last night again and took the dawg and Jee for a walk again and went two miles. They were not fast walks, but they were resistance walks as Bee was pulling on me like crazy.

I would like to think I'm back to the blogging world. I felt better when I exercised and I really enjoy writing. Here's hoping everyone's favorite auntie is back!