Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Another new year

Well...here I am...

It's another new year...where does the time go?

There've been so many awesome things - and some not so awesome - that have happened in the last year that it's hard to know where to begin, so I don't know that I'll try to recap them all.  But I suppose that since I started this blog in an effort to maintain accountability in my weight loss efforts, perhaps I should start there.

It hasn't been good.  I'm not where I started, but I was...and then some, but I recovered.  And that's a good thing.  My doctor determined that I actually have a slow/low metabolism.  He prescribed a topiramate/phentermine combination.  After a six month stint - I lost a total of 13 lbs.   While I found menopause to be a wonderful thing in many ways, it was a total bitch in others.  Slowing weight loss being one of them.

But if I'm honest, there seems to be a lack of clarity I had at first.  While I can blame some of it on age, I don't think that's all of it.   Part of it is the lack of focus on me.

Since originally starting this blog, my life has changed quite a bit - almost a 180.  Some things are the same, but others are vastly different.

I live on the other side of the country, I have a totally different job, hubster and I are empty nesters, we've lost three of our four dogs due to old age, there's more demands on my time, I have less free time, there's more stress, and I seem to be getting sick regularly.

In 2017, I had shingles twice, cellulitis once, and weird viruses/colds/flu that laid me out for 3 weeks - twice.

In short, I need to take better care of myself - more rest, less stress, more delegation, more saying 'no', more focus on 'me'.  I think if I can focus on me more, I can do better, feel better, and perhaps lose a little bit more weight.  Let's see if that works.



  1. I'm a new visitor; I just want to say hi! I found you from your post on Lyn's (Escape from Obesity) blog. I'm just reading your profile now and connecting / empathizing with many aspects.

    And it seems we also like similar blogs.

    I hope 2018 is a fresh start for you. I'm looking for one myself and I'm looking for inspiration in the blogosphere. Some of the great bloggers I used to follow are silent now or blogging about different topics.

    I'm about to dig into your archives!

    Andrea M.

  2. Sounds like 2017 was rough...but it also sounds like you are moving ahead and things are looking good! You are going to rock 2018!!

  3. Here's wishing you all good things, and a healthier 2018!


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