Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hump Day Confessional

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It has been a long time friends...a very long time.  I took an unexpected, extended sabbatical this summer.  After packing and moving cross country, staying in a hotel with 3 kids for a month, subsequent unpacking, birthday celebration month combined with back-to-school craziness....I just couldn't do anything more.
But, here I am...back with a confessional!

~ For my birthday last week, I went kayaking.  I have never been before.  I never thought that would be something I could/should do until I lost weight.  I mean, would I look like...a big gal on a tiny kayak.  Could I even get on and balance?  What would people think when they saw me?  What if I got out there and didn't have the strength to get back?  Guess what?  I DID IT!  I threw all of my concerns to the wind and DID IT!  I am tired of waiting for the "as soon as I...." excuse to start living my life.  I LOVED IT!  It is something I fully intend on doing again and again. 

~ I have some serious carpool lane rage.  Seeing that I am in carpool lane for about 2 hours a day, I get to observe MUCH jackass behavior.  It is a carpool lane, not a parking lot people!  It is NOT ok for you to race and cut in front of the whole lane just because someone isn't moving up as fast as you see fit.  I see red...seriously...why do you think YOU are so much more important than the hundreds of other people trying to pick-up or drop off their kidlets?!?!  AGHH!

~ For the first time in 11 years, I am alone during the day.  This has been a MUCH harder transition than I ever thought.  I know there are some Mom's who relish the day that they actually get some time to themselves.  However, at this moment I find that I am the Mom wandering around Super Target,  going oh so slowly, murmuring to myself with employees asking every 5 minutes if I need help finding something.  My oldest baby started middle school and my youngest baby started full day kindergarten.  (((sigh)))  It has hit me HARD how quickly time goes.

~ I have taken up watching re-runs of Beverly Hills 90210 during the day.

~ And, for the biggest confession...I have completely and totally fallen off the wagon.  I have spent the entire summer eating whatever I want.  I haven't stepped on a scale to see the damage, but just based on the tightness of shorts, I would say I am back where I started.  BLAH!  I know I need to get back on it, but I have a bad case of the "I'll start tomorrows"...


  1. Welcome back! I am not sure how I would feel if my kids went off to school- they've been with me so much the last 10 years, I'm sure it would me a mixed reaction for me.

    I think you need to assess your damage, pronto, before it gets any worse! You certainly don't want to wait another month and find out that you are behind where you started! that's a bad feeling.
    Way to go with the kayaking! Life is too short to put off things you want to do until all the weight is lost, for sure!

  2. I am so glad you are back...Oh I remember when my youngest started kindergaten, I followed the bus to school and hung out in the hallway... I missed them all so much. And the house is so quite. I would sit on the front porch just waiting for them to come home... Now they are 27 and 30 and I still miss them when they are not around. :)
    Great job kayaking... something I would like to try, but I don't know how to swim!

  3. I'm also glad to see you back, especially since you started with my favorite "hump day confessionals"!
    It is very tough when they all go to school, but later you'll learn to love it! Now when they leave for college.....that's another story. Hopefully now that you're back on the blogs it will motivate you to get back in the game. Lots of new treats and stuff got passed around this summer! My favorite so far have been the protein bites that Trina posted here: Give them a try!

  4. So I'm not the only one who feel off the wagon this summer?? I think many of us did so maybe we can all get back on and share what's working for us along the way.

    I've homeschooled for the past 9 years and have 5 kids. My two oldest started school this year (10th and 6th grades) and are at two different schools so I totally understand the carpool frustrations that you are dealing with! Hang in there!! Love your blog! Thanks for posting :-)

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