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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My, my it has been a bit of a whirl wind lately of emotions and activity. I stayed pretty clean while traveling since DH and I picked up some Bumble bee tuna snacks, nuts, water and I had some figs and frozen fruit at home/cabin so we packed it all up and took it on the bus. Plus I had our we Shakeology which isn't my favorite with water but hey it keeps the belly happy and full. We only bought food twice and I went for value because they didn't really provide any other option being it was all fast food via bus stations. We splurged when we got in on Sunday and hit a FABULOUS Greek restaurant next to the hotel and the Greek Salad and lamb sliders were amazballs, lol!!!!!

So we had to leave Texas. The problem was that we went down with nothing, no extra money or anything to try something new. We had nothing because we hadn't fully recovered from the time he lost working while sick last December with Flu strain A with broncilli complications and then a week later was back in the hospital with pneumonia. Following that I quit my job of nearly 6 months because of childish behavior on the part of the lead baker and I was likely to get written up and ultimately fired so I figured screw it. I was looking for work but had only found a part time job decorating cake. When I say part time I mean part time, like 7 hours a week kind of deal. I loved it though.

DH, James, learned how to operate, drive a water tanker. So cool, nothing he thought he'd ever do. Sadly with body adjustments to weather, type of work and being overweight he missed some work. Oh well, it happens. Then the price per barrel of crude went down so pumps slowed down and work slowed down. In all honesty if we would have had money to secure a cheaper apartment we would have fared much better but paying $1000 a month for an all inclusive cabin and losing hours makes it rough. A $400 paycheck covered rent, food and a little gas each week. We did not have a vehicle but were loaned a vehicle but it was only operating on 7 cylinders and had thick, heavy tread tires so it was not gas friendly.

I'm to the point of treating all this like the spaghetti theory. How do you know its done, when it sticks to the wall. So I'll keep throwing things and see what happens lol. My kids are grown, mom is in good health, my sister, daughter and niece are near by my mom and all told me to go. So the adventure I did not get while younger, I'm having now and enjoying. I love my kids and am glad, thankful I had them young simply because I'm still young enough to be active and enjoy this adventure. I intended to keep doing my workouts, eating clean and doing what I do while living on the road. I can bring a new perspective to clean eating and exercising while living on the road which is a huge positive because many do not think you can and I know you can and am excited to show people.

Do I want to cry, scream, shout because all this feel apart? Yes, of course, I am human and a woman. However I know that those things while releasing feelings/emotions are helpful they really serve no purpose or use. They leave you with a crying headache, puffy eyes and a plugged nose. Yep, I know I think too much into it but they are all unpleasant things to me so I see no point in doing those things to end up uncomfortable or hurting with a headache or anything else so I don't do it.

So today I'll meet up at the yard, and we'll pick up our load and to start this journey we are headed West. I'll be posting pics cuz that's what I do.
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    It took a lot of guts for you and your DH to move to Texas for that adventure, and it took wisdom to assess that decision. Life requires courage, and you have that in spades!
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    Hoping for all the best on your new adventure. I think you've been doing a great job of staying focused on healthy choices while all of these changes have been going on!
    2174 days ago
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    So excited for you - I am looking forwards to my kids getting settled so I can ADVENTURE, in the mean time I am working on having little adventures every year.

    Inspiring and wonderful, even if this one wasn't all you both hoped for.

    have a great day, and safe travels
    2174 days ago
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    Have safe travels, my friend!

    I have no doubts you will be able to show the world you can live a healthy life on the road! You'll be a shining example!

    2174 days ago
    Sounds like a big adventure. Hope it goes well. It will be great to see you prove you can live in a healthy way when on the road. Good luck! emoticon
    2175 days ago
    Enjoy your adventure!
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    Be nice to see the pics! Have a safe journey
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