Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blissfully Busy

Wow, time flies. I have just been busy as all get out. I am loving it too.

We had a fabulous anniversary celebration. We went out to a little steakhouse and had a great, quiet and romantic dinner. It was rainy and quiet and beautiful. We adored each other all day and night and I can never get enough of that. Even after 13 years. It's always a letdown when it's over. But real life is important too.

I am getting really into my Alanon again and that has been wonderful for me. I have made new friends and it has given me the confidence I need to start thinking of being out in the world a little bit more. I've been pretty reclusive for awhile now. Not working has added to that. I am going to an all day workshop on Saturday with some friends from my meeting and I'm really excited about it. It will be the first time since the beginning of November that Tee and I have been apart for more than a couple of hours. It will be good for us.

Tee has another job interview tomorrow and another appointment to get state health coverage. It will be the most she has been out in public for a really long time. Say a prayer for her. It's a big step. I know it doesn't seem like much but like I said, we've been pretty reclusive.

I have been writing again! Working on my book. It feels great and scary at the same time to be finally getting some of this out. I have wanted to write for so long and it looks like my writer's block is getting unblocked :) That's a wonderful thing. My goal is to write every day. I hope I can do it.

Also I lost 3 more pounds last week!! I am only 6 pounds from my first goal. My clothes are getting baggy and that absolutely thrills me. If you've ever been on a weight loss or fitness journey you know how that feels. I can't believe how much energy I have and how good I am feeling. My daughter has lost 15 pounds! I have lost 13 since December. A total of 19 pounds since August of last year.

The TaeBo is just going wonderfully. I am addicted to it. I have been doing 25 to 30 minutes of intense cardio 6 days a week with 5 minutes each warm up and cool down. And 3 days of strength training a week. My calories have actually gone up since I am working out so much so I went from 1300 to 1600 a day. And I'm still losing weight! It blows my mind that I am eating so much and losing. But I am eating much healthier foods. Not denying myself completely though! I still have a sweet snack every day. But instead of 5 cookies I'll eat one. And it's working! Woo Hoo!!! I'll have to post before and after pictures someday.

OK, I need to sign off for now. Hope you are all doing well. Can you believe it's already the 18th of February? This month will be over before we know it...

18 comments:

Fijufic said...

I'm glad to read that you are doing well. I like these posts.

Your positivity is infectious.

You have no idea how much better I feel after reading this.

Love,
Bobby

Xanadu said...

Glad you and Tee had a nice anniversary. Congrats on the weight loss and hard work. You are a motivation to me. ;-) Keep up the good work. You sound so positive, and I agree with what Bobby said. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Goodonya lady!

Dorrie said...

I am thrilled at all the good news and positive feeling in this entry! Keep up the good work! {hugs}

Dani said...

Everything sounds like it is going wonderfully for you right now, which is awesome. Congrat's on writing again, the weight loss and everything else.
xoxo

Soiled Dove said...

I think Bobby said it best! You go, girl! I'm so happy for you.

SunTiger said...

Congrats on the weight loss and please, do tell us more about your book!

becomingkate said...

I'm glad you're doing good too! And 13 lbs is awesome!

Fake-brunette lives said...

it's nice reading happiness

Fake-brunette lives said...

it's nice reading happiness

Doug said...

The lifestyle change is the big thing, GE. You've discovered that diets don't work, it's the whole package that does it.

It's nice to read a happy post and see that things are looking up for you and Tee.

Have a great weekend!

BenB said...

Wow, what a great post!
I love reading about the workouts and the strength training - something I am slowly getting myself back into. Strength training builds muscle equals high metabolism equals the reason you can eat more food and still be losing weight!
BTW, I saw snow on 4 Peaks! Crazy!

roux8 said...

Congratulations! On the thirteen years AND the much more healthy and fit You.
*hugs*

greeneyes67 said...

I just love you guys, I'm trying to get around to you. I'll probably be on more on Sunday...

A Magpie's Nest of Treasures said...

I am so glad you and T are happy and finding comfort with each other again. *smiling* And congratulations on the weight loss/fitness goals you are meeting. Woot!! :o)
take care! Gina

SunTiger said...

I have NOT been doing my dieting. I'm not even exercising beyond being on my feet for long hours volunteering at the garden show or working in the yard. I'm so inspired by you . . . glad you like Tae Bo. .
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I need to take a class or do SOMETHING to get strong. Usually I'm always on top of my physical exercise but I haven't felt motivated these past few weeks: not at all.

Pamela said...

Hey girl, it warms my heart to read how happy, content, and centered you are. You've come a loooong way since the early days!

I love you, girl.

Panademona said...

sounds like things are going great for you. i am glad you are enjoying writing... now if only MY writer's block would go away!

have a great week if i'm not back here before then! *hugs*