It's All Happening!

I'm playing hookie from work today. I'm not sick or anything, this is just the first day in a long time that I've been in a good mood. I just can't justify wasting it on work.

We finally got news on Friday that we'll be able to move back home at the end of July. And my husband gets to take his job with him. I am so damn excited I can barely think straight. It looks like all the hard work of the last few years is finally paying off. Not only do we get to take San Francisco money back to Missouri, enough money that I can finally stay home and focus on all the things I've wanted to do forever, but he gets to work from home. On Pacific time even. As of July 28th, there will be no more early morning commutes, wading through the homeless people and tourists, no more dealing with the passive-aggressive psycho MUNI drivers, there will just no more of anything that makes living in this city an absolute hell.

This couldn't come at a better time. This last month has been the worst month I've had in years as far as my mood goes. I hate being in limbo. I've been unable to start any projects and my house is a wreck. I just can't get motivated when I can only see a few weeks in front of me.

Since the husband has absolutely zero vacation time left to use for the move, we'll have to leave most everything here in storage, then have it shipped when we find a house. We fly out on the 28th of July, set up his temporary office at my Mom's on the 29th, and he's back to work on the 30th. He has some pretty big projects due at the end of August, so that leaves me to find a house and a car.

In other news, I started Weight Watchers about 2 months ago, and today I hit my first 20 lb. goal! I know that 20 lbs. sounds like a lot, but on my Amazonian body it's really not much. I can gain and lose 20 lbs. and not really see a difference. It's not even a whole dress-size for me. But it's something. By the end of July I should be hitting my 10% body weight goal. Which puts me on track to hit my overall goal by the end of the year. I'm being realistic with this and trying to keep my loss at a steady 2 lbs. a week. Plus I'm training myself for a complete change in my eating habits. Growing up I never learned what healthy portions were and was allowed to eat whatever I wanted. When I hit my 20's and all that bad eating began to catch up with me, I found myself binging and starving (not purging) to maintain. My body, being so much smarter than me, began holding onto any weight I gained for dear life because I was obviously too stupid to be trusted. As of 2 months ago, I was the heaviest I've ever been in my life and not happy at all in my body. One day I just woke up and realized it was time.

Today, I am just going to savour being happy. We have a crazy couple of months ahead of us.

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posted by Christine Hammond @ 8:32 AM,


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