So I am blogging again. Maybe this will be a lasting relationship. My relationship with blogging sure did start out strong back in 2005. What a different place I’m in 8 years later. A different place physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. I could say a lot more about all of that, but I’m going to choose to let those words be enough for now.
One thing I will say is that I was much healthier back then! I had recently lost a lot of weight and continued to keep it off. I had a tummy tuck in 2006 to get rid of the extra skin I carried around. I looked and felt good. I was way healthier in my mid to late thirties than I ever was in my mid to late twenties. Now that age 44 is drawing near I know I need to get there again. Since moving back to the states I have put on a few pounds. (A few equals about 30.) The first couple of years I added about 10 pounds. The other 20 seemed to just show up overnight. The first year I exercised. The last three years have been mostly exercise free. Numerous times I’ve said I was going to do something about my weight gain and added health issues, but my heart really wasn’t in it. I know I need to get back to where I was, but my heart still really isn’t in it.
And stress…I am feeling it again. When I was in my twenties I got an ulcer and then was diagnosed with a spastic colon. It wasn’t pretty. Both happened during my first 3 years of teaching and came about because of the stress of disciplining kids all day long. I’m teaching again…and well…my body is telling me about it. I know if I lost some weight, exercised, and took up a hobby (Blogging….I’m looking at you!) I might be able to handle the stress better.
I think I need an all expenses paid vacation to Disney World or some fun in the sun on an island cruise to kick start my de-stressing period.
Now if you’ll excuse me I need to go eat some pizza and breadsticks. A girl has to have her priorities straight, and if you’ll remember, pizza was always a priority!