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Silence Broken

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I've been silent for a long time now and I guess it's time for me to break the silence. There are times when I think that I am so anti-social and perhaps I just might need some therapy. What have I been doing since I last posted a blog seven months ago? Well, lets' see, I retired after 34 years of working at the same place(WooHoo). It has taken me some time to transition into not getting up early every morning and going to work but, for the most part I'm lovin it. I've traveled just a bit over the summer, Indiana, Texas, Florida. I did however think that I would be so bored with nothing to do if I retired....not so! I think that almost everyone under the sun has found some project that I can help them with. I have discovered that I have a problem with the word "NO" and I'll need help forming the letters (it will come sooner or later I will master the "NO" word). Now for the obvious question, how have I been doing with my weight loss efforts! in the first few months of retirement not so well, I started cheating on my husband; I started having an affair with my refrigerator and packed on about 10 lbs. My husband found out and threatened to divorce me so I joined curves about two months ago, started working out three times a week and I have made some progress to my surprise and I am very please especially in Inches in my hips, thighs and stomach(all the places I need help). Anyway, so far...so good. Now if only I can survive the holidays.... as always my biggest struggle is with depression and the urge to give up when thing doesn't happen when I think they should. How's that for breaking the silence.

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    Congrats on retiring. emoticon emoticon
    3194 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    Retiring is some what like getting a divorce....what once was a daily place to go now is gone and transition into this takes time. It took me two years to just get a routine going that I could live with and enjoy...than DH retired and I'm still getting uses to his always being around. One would think that when you retire you just have all kinds of free time...not so.
    Sometimes I wonder how I ever found time to go to work with all the things that we are doing. Enjoy each day one step at a time.
    3249 days ago
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    3250 days ago
    Oh the joy of retirement. When I do get there, I want to travel. Well, that is my plan but who knows. Enjoy. Glad that you are back.
    3250 days ago
    Come join us on our Dec. challenge on the LIVE IT's team! We will help you maintain and not gain!
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    3251 days ago
    Glad you broke your silence! It really does take time to adjust to such a huge change as retirement. But sounds like you've got plenty to keep you busy.

    Glad you're back on track and hope you have success.

    3251 days ago
    Glad to hear from you again! I used to have trouble saying no and I heard someone say once that we should practice saying no in our backyard to the trees, bushes and rocks. Hah! I have learned to say let me check my schedule, or check what my DH may have, before I say yes to everything automatically now. I hope you were kidding about your DH and divorce...but I'm glad you are on track now. You may want to join Alabama's Down, Down, Weigh Down December Challenge. It keeps us all accountable to post how much we want to lose this month, then post weekly if we are losing.
    You can do this!
    3252 days ago
    Glad you are doing well and congrats on a successful retirement!
    3252 days ago
  • MACMOM57
    emoticon good for you. Be strong take it one day at a time. You can do it.
    3252 days ago
    welcome back! u can do it
    3252 days ago
    You CAN survive the holidays!
    3252 days ago
    keeping you in my prayers
    I believe that you can do this
    3252 days ago
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