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Five Years - Beating the Odds

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

This week marks a pretty important milestone for me and I've had my eye on it for a few months now. I can officially say I've hit the 5-year mark of maintenance! 😊 The crazy thing is that I see no other option - I refuse to regain. In fact, I will have to go naked if I do because I will not buy clothes to otherwise fit my body. And I don't think my 6th graders can handle that! While I've maintained my weight, I have aged. And like my clothes, I wear my age with pride. I've stopped coloring my hair (though I still get occasional highlights), and my neck has some sags, while my eyes have their own beautiful crow's feet. My ankles aren't trim, though I've always been accused of having tree trunks for legs. And yet I feel fit and toned and strong. Except for my feet, the bunions of which are inherited, I am pretty happy.

Thankfully I have a supportive husband who works out beside me every morning and takes walks with me or tosses the frisbee with me every evening, only occasionally tempting me with ice cream and pizza and other over-the-top treats - ha! This also marks the 5-year anniversary or our last dog's passing. The last five years marked our longest time without another being in our home, and while there were lonely times, there were also amazing opportunities to travel unencumbered. And then that all changed on a whim. Last July, DH announces he is ready for a little buddy, and off we go! on a road trip that resulted in us bringing home an 8-week old cattle dog. Needless to say, there hasn't been a quiet or dull moment since. If that dang dog sleeps even 12 hours a day I am amazed. But it also ensures we are all getting in fabulous fitness minutes! I splurged and bought the new Fitbit Versa (okay, I admit, I had to because the pup chomped down on my Fitbit, cracking the screen, and it was only a matter of time before I couldn't use it at all). I've teased DH that we need to get the boy dog a Fitbark, as I swear he does three times the amount of miles we do daily.

Things are good here, and I think of my SP friends often. Summers are usually the best times for checking in, as school continues to consume my hours away from home. And the boy dog refuses to let me linger online. I look forward to making the rounds here on the SP feed soon and seeing how all of you are doing. I do indeed miss the camaraderie and support. Virtual hugs!


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