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Weight and Change

It feels like I started this blog a lifetime ago, and I decided to give myself a break from blogging for as long as I wanted to. I still write, but I do it with a pen and paper these days. The truth is that I enjoy my quieter, more peaceful life, but this lifestyle isn’t as conducive to writing interesting posts about my health and weight.

Last week I went to the doctor because I hurt my back somehow, and by Thursday the pain was too much to ignore. I’m on the mend now, thankfully, and I weighed 8 pounds less than I did the last time I stepped on the same scale in August of last year. That number isn’t particularly blog-worthy either, but I’m okay with it because the last year has brought about more change in my life than most years prior. Let’s recap:

June 3rd will mark my first wedding anniversary, which seems insane to me. I can’t believe that Michael and I have been married for almost a year already, and that’s just one of many changes I’ve experienced.  I completed a degree, and I’m striving to complete another one before moving on to a graduate program. I love my job at Tulane. Working in Admissions is the perfect fit for me because I’m passionate about helping people get into school, and I’ve settled into the position nicely. Michael is happy at his CPA firm too, and it’s such a cool feeling to know that we both enjoy going to work every day.

In my last post, I mentioned that we also moved recently, and we settled into our new home quickly. We’ve already hosted more gatherings here than we did in the last year at the old place combined. We live in the suburbs now, but I love it. My commute to work takes less time than it used to take me to exit my parking garage at my old home, and it’s so close to my favorite Starbucks that I can walk there.

We started attending a different church shortly after our wedding too, and we’re both learning and thriving there, much like the rest of the church. I’m on the worship team, and I’m also part of a team that helps new members get involved.

We have some travel plans coming up in May and July, and I’m looking forward to those trips too. There’s so much going on, but I do make time to rest too.

Everything in my life has changed for the better, and my weight hasn’t been a priority. As a result, I haven’t lost as much as I could have by this point, but I’m enjoying life and feeling thankful that I’m not gaining back the 100+ pounds that I’ve lost. That feels like a victory. I know that my weight health needs to be a priority again at some point soon, but it feels good to be where I am too.

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    May 9, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Great to hear from you. It sounds like all is well, and that is fantastic! Life sounds pleasantly busy. It’s kind of hard to believe y’all are married a year already, & yet it seems hard to imagine life pre-Michael now.
    Kind of funny about your current work commute vs from your previous home. I forget, do you have gardens to care for now?
    I think it’s pretty cool to have lost weight while not really making WL a priority.
    I’m so proud of you, and I’m glad to hear you are on theworship team in your new church.
    We got a deal on a short trip to Paris. Woo! If you have been there and know some off-the-usual-path things I should be aware of, message me. We definitely plan to do the usual tourist things.
    Happy early Anniversary, you two! XO Chrissy

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      May 14, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      I don’t have to care for the gardens, but there is a lot of greenery in the area. I think we’ll have a yard at some point, but not yet.

      I’ve been to Paris, but I’ve only been to touristy parts of it. It’s so much fun!!! Enjoy!!!

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    May 14, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Yay! It sounds like a fabulous year! A huge victory of happiness!!!

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