Thursday, June 2, 2011

Almost To 100!

I can not believe that I can say that!  I still have a few pounds to go, but I am almost there. 


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Can't Do It

I just wrote a post, but I can't find it in my heart to post it.

And that makes me sad.

It was all about this journey I am on, and how proud I am of myself, but I don't want nosy eyes reading it.

I used to love to, I have to censor myself, and that flat out sucks.

So, if you want to read my post, I will be happy to message it to you on Facebook. 

I just can't post it here. 

I wish people would just leave me alone, and let me live my own life. 

I mean, enough already.

Monday, April 18, 2011


I have always feared change.  I am a creature of habit...I love my routines.

Lately, my life has been anything but routine.  I have changed so much, and I am finding that I love the new me. 

I am so happy. 

For the past 16 years, I have lived for my family.  They were my everything.  I didn't have many friends, and none were close friends.  I guess you could say I had acquaintances.  These days, I have friends.  Friends who love me for me, and who are helping me so much as I figure out where I am meant to be at this point in my life.  My family has been amazing as well.  I don't know if I would have made it through the past two months without their help and support. 

I am truly blessed.

I have realized that there are people I can depend on, and people I can't. 

I have confidence, and not only because I have lost weight, but because I like who I am now.  On the inside as well as the outside. 

I realized that being a single mom is hard.  Really hard. 

But I can do it.  I am doing it.  Sure, I have to depend on people to help me, and as I said, I am lucky to have people I can depend on. 

My kids are still my life.  I live for them.  I work for them.  I do everything I can for them. 

But I have also learned that I need to do things for myself as well.  I am not to the point where I want to date, but it's nice knowing that I will have that option.  It's nice having friends I can go out to the bar with every once in a while to listen to some music and just hang out. 

I can't believe how much I love driving, and it kills me that I waited almost 40 years to do it.  I can't help but think about how different my life would have turned out if I learned to drive when I was a teenager.  I wonder if it would have made a difference in my marriage?

Probably not.

I am counting down the months until I can get my divorce.  There is, obviously, no chance of a reconciliation, and I want to get on with my life.  I hate that I have to wait a year, but at least it gives me something to look forward to. 

I probably won't be blogging for a while, with the move and all coming up.  I have been slack with it anyway, and the paid offers are few and far between these days.  I guess that's what happens when you stop networking.  My numbers are horrible, and I don't even really care anymore. 

I have more important things going on now...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

As Of This Morning...

I have lost a total of 72 pounds.  I can not believe it!

I am trying so hard to lose another 50 more, and then I will be where I want to be.  It's easier now to see that it might be possible since I am already more than halfway to my goal. 

Go me!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I have been having a hard time finding time to sit down and blog lately.  It's funny, really.  I used to do nothing but blog, and now, I am doing so much, I'm hardly blogging at all.  I do my paid posts, because I really need that money right now, but writing about what is going on in my life right now holds no interest for me.  I'm craving privacy right now. 

I can say that I am still swimming, and it is really making a difference in my appearance.  I need to take some pictures, because I am looking good.  Seriously.  As I've said before, I am not lacking confidence these days.  My best friend made me go and have my eyebrows waxed yesterday, which was a first for me.  Can you say ouch?  I was such a wimp, but I do look better now.  She keeps saying that she needs to "fix" me, which I think is pretty funny because I didn't realize I was broken. 

I made a decision about moving, and it is probably going to happen sooner rather than later.  As soon as I get my license, I will move to my moms and just drive the kids to school for the rest of the year.  The thought of packing up my house sends me into a state of panic, but I know I need to get started.  I plan on getting some boxes tomorrow.  Tuesday I have a million things to do, including a meeting with Ryan's counselor at school to discuss his last few years in high school.  That's going to be fun.

For now, I am going to my dad's house to celebrate March birthdays.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Rough Night

Tonight, Kasi had a concert.  We went as a family, and it was soooo hard on me.  As hard as I try, there are still things that upset me, and sitting in the audience, knowing that this is how it is going to be from now on, was more than I could take.  I don't want to have to split the things the kids do...I just need time, and I think that is hard for some people to understand.  Even though I do not want in any way to reconcile with my husband, I am mourning the loss of my marriage.  It is not an easy thing, no matter how upbeat I sound all the time. 

I also have a horrible habit of speaking what is on my mind without really thinking.  I have got to stop doing that.  I find myself continuously apologizing, and it's making me crazy.  I told Bob today that I think I might need to go see my doctor to get some type of nerve pills or something. 

Either that, or I need to learn how to make margaritas at home.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

She Let Herself Go

There is this country song that talks about a woman whose husband left, so she let herself go....she let herself do all the things her husband held her back from doing.  I think George Straight sings it, but I'm not sure.

I feel like that woman.

I have been doing so many new things, it's crazy.  Most of you know that I am now driving, though I can only drive with someone for now since I only have my permit.  I have always said that I was afraid to drive, but let me tell you, I am loving it!  I am good at it, too.  My friend Donna has been letting me drive everywhere...I even tackled merging onto the interstate, something I was terrified to do.

I went out, too.  My same friend's brother took us out to eat at a steakhouse (something Bob and I could never afford) and then for drinks at a bar where we listened to a band and I laughed like crazy.  Seriously, I can not remember the last time I had so much fun with adults.

I have been swimming every day at a local pool.  I go with Donna every morning once the kids get on the bus, and spend an hour or two doing laps.  We started last Wednesday, and I can already tell that I am toning up a little.  My legs are a little more flexible, and my pants are a bit loser.  I am sure it has nothing to do with the almost 20 pounds I have lost recently. :)

Oh, I have been wearing makeup, too.  This is something I haven't done the entire time I was married.  (well, I guess I am still technically married...what the hell am I supposed to call him...I'm still a little fuzzy about that) I am actually taking pride in my appearance, and people are noticing.  I like that people notice.  It makes me feel good.

The kids and I are going to continue seeing Elizabeth.  Last week, she spoke to the kids alone for the first time, and I will find out tomorrow what she thinks.  During our session last week, I asked her how much it will cost for us to come, since Bob was going through a free clinic, and I'm not covered to go alone.  She made me cry when she told me that she would see us for a long as we wanted and not charge us anything.  She said she loves us all, and is more interested in us getting better than making money.  I seriously love this woman.  I am looking forward to tomorrows session.

For this week, though, I have got to concentrate on finding a job.  Not one place that I applied to has called yet, and I have to do something.  Any ideas????

Monday, February 21, 2011

I Went To Therapy Today

This morning, I called our therapist, to tell her what happened.  She asked me to come in, and I did.  As I was signing in, I saw the last sign in slip, and it had Bob's name on it. 

Of course, I knew Elizabeth couldn't tell me anything, but when we got in the room, I told her I saw the slip and asked if he had been in.  She said he had, and that he gave her permission to tell me everything they had talked about, with the exception of where he is.  As much as it hurt to hear her tell me what he's thinking, I felt so much better knowing.  I think it was easier for him to talk to her than to me, so by giving her permission to tell me, he found a way to let me know what's going on.

I don't want to get into specifics, but I now know that there is no way to fix my marriage.  It's over.  Elizabeth cried with me, and said she cried with him as well.  I was so proud of him for going to see her and talking things out with her.  I was able to get a message to him, through her, that I am not angry with him, and that I don't want to fight.  I want to make things as right as they can be, with him seeing the kids as much as he can.  Fortunately, she was able to reach him, and when he called tonight to tell the kids goodnight, we talked as well for a while.  I needed him to know that I am not going to go all crazy and show up at his work and harass him.  I needed him to know that I only want what is best for him, even if that means being away from me.  It was a good conversation, and we actually made some progress towards how the next few months will go until the school year ends.  At that time, I will move in with my mom.  The kids will have to change school districts, and I know it will be hard, but we will survive.  I am going to get my license and a job, and stand on my own two feet for the first time in my life.

Scary?  Hell yeah.  I am terrified.  Will I be okay?  Hell yeah.  I see my future, and even though it's not the forever I thought I would have with my husband, it is going to be an awesome future none the less.

Or at least that is what I keep telling myself.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Heart Is Broken

I can't sleep.  I'm not sure if I'll ever sleep again.  I know my life is not over simply because my husband left me, but it sure feels like it right now.  I am so heart is broken.  Not just for myself either.  My heart breaks for my kids.

I will never be one of those women who bad mouth their ex's.  Bob is an amazing dad, and my kids adore him.  I don't want that to change.  I don't want anything to change, but apparently that isn't my decision to make.

He says he doesn't love me can you fix that? 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Lost 9 Pounds This Week

That's right...9 pounds in one week.  Awesome, right? 

It would be if I didn't do it by catching the flu.  I have been miserable since last Wednesday.  I find it hard to eat when I can not breathe through my nose, so I just haven't been eating. 

I am just hoping that once I get to eating right again, I can keep it off. 

On the plus side, my husband was diagnosed yesterday with diabetes.  Not that that in and of itself is a good thing...the new way of eating is going to be a great thing.  I am learning so much about portion size and better eating, and I am excited to make this a permanent way of life for all of us.

Any tips about diabetes I need to know?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Tiring Session

I hate getting upset in therapy.  I hate getting upset, period.  I am always exhausted after a good crying session, and right now I can barely keep my eyes open.  The good thing is, Bob and I worked on some stuff that has been bothering me, and we are in a better place now, I think.

Bob is going to see our family doctor soon to be tested for diabetes.  Our therapist is concerned about it, so we agreed to have him tested.  She thinks that could be contributing to his sleeplessness and emotional state.  Part of me is hoping she is right, because if she is, we can control it. 

I am trying so hard to be supportive, because I know he is going through a hard time.  I hate that some days I just want him to be happy.  I just want him to not mope around.  I want him to laugh.  Or smile.  Or something other than the depression.  Some days, I don't want to have to watch every word that comes out of my mouth because I am afraid of upsetting him more. 

It's hard watching the one you love hurt, but it's also exhausting.  It's tough always being the strong one.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


So....I love the wii fit.  LOVE IT!  I have been doing it pretty regularly, and I have lost almost a pound.  I's not much, but it's a start.  I gained a little, about seven pounds, between Thanksgiving and New Years, so I am working really hard to lose that.  I am also making an effort to eat a little better, and as soon as we get back into a routine around here, I am going to start dieting.  I don't remember if I mentioned this anywhere...maybe on FB...but they did away with Bob's position at work.  That means no more set hours, no more weekends off.  He will go back to working different hours all the time, and he's kind of stressing about it.  I think it will be a good thing.  Right now, as much as I like him being home in the evenings and weekends, we never have time for just us.  With these new hours, we may actually have more time to spend together, which is going to be nice.

Anyway, back to the wii fit.  I have been trying to do different things every day, but the one think I always do is the step routine.  I do it for thirty minutes, and then spend another thirty minutes boxing, or doing kung fu...oh, and they have this obstacle course that is kicking my ass, but I love it!  I am usually dripping with sweat by the time I finish, which is great.  There is actually a site dedicated to moms who are losing weight with the wii, and I think I might join in on some of the forums and see what other moms are saying.  I have a hard time putting myself out there, though, which is shocking, right, since I have so many blogs....but it's the one on one that I have problems with.  I want to stay motivated, though, and finally get some of this weight off.  Losing the 50 pounds over a year ago and keeping it off is a huge accomplishment for me.  It tells me that I am finally learning how to keep it off instead of gaining it all, plus some, back.  So, I am encouraged that if I lose more, I will be able to keep that off too.  Fingers crossed, right?

I have also been having issues with my dang wisdom tooth again.  This time, though, I have decided to go have it pulled.  We have already filed our taxes, and our money should be in within the next two weeks, so I will finally have the money to have it removed.  Now I just need the guts to do it.  I am such a chicken.  Plus, I know any dentist who looks in my mouth will know it's been many, many years since the last time I've been.  I don't want to be judged, I just want to be pain free. 

We didn't end up going to therapy last week because of the snow, but we did go today.  Elizabeth asked Bob how he was doing since his dad's death, and to be honest, he's been okay.  He had a moment Sunday when he got upset, and I knew that something was bothering him.  Turns out, it was my dad and his friend Duane's dad.  Let me back up...Friday night, I was on facebook, when all of a sudden my computer was attacked, and when all was said and done, I could not get on the internet.  I called my dad for help, and he told me to run scans and stuff, but nothing worked.  So Saturday morning, he called and asked if I wanted him to come look at it.  Of course I said yes, and within thirty minutes he had me back online.  My dad rocks.  Then later that afternoon, he went to help his friend do something for his dad, and seeing them interact, on top of seeing my dad come and rescue me, upset him because he never had that kind of relationship with his dad, and now he never has the opportunity to.  I told him that he can't change the past, but he can continue his awesome relationship with Ryan, and know that there will never be a day when Ryan feels about him how he feels about his dad.  Make sense?

But, other than that, he has been doing really well.  And I think I have rambled enough.  Time to go check facebook and then call it a night.  Hope you all had a good one.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Life Goes On...

Even in the winter, the ducks like to be fed.  In fact, they pretty much surrounded us and gobbled up three loaves of bread in about ten minutes. 

Life is slowly going back to normal, whatever that may be.  Bob (formerly Junior...long story) has gone two days without breaking down, though tonight I have no idea where he is.  He said he needed time to himself, so he went for a drive.  Since we are not a cell phone family, I have no way of getting in touch with him, so I am sitting here waiting for him to come home.  I think this time alone will help him to clear his head. 

The two of us went and had a nice afternoon date today, which consisted of eating at a restaurant where they serve you at a table instead of a buffet line.  It's hard to go to place like this with the kids because they are expensive.  It cost us $45 for the two of us to share an appetizer sampler plate and each get a meal.  I had two mini burgers and a trip to the salad bar, which was yummo!  I ended up bringing home most of my burgers and fries, as well as the appetizers.  I ate all the salad though.  They had the best pumpernickel croutons, too.   Spending that much was kind of wasteful, but it was nice to sit and talk with my husband without the kids.  We never get to do that.

I will be happy when he finally goes back to work next week.  I think it will be good for him to get back to his normal routine.  We are going to therapy again on Tuesday.  Elizabeth thinks going every week for a little while will help Bob sort through all his feelings, and I agree.  I'm hoping he can move through the grief process and come out the other side in tact. 

So, I guess it's time to talk about me.  You all know how much I love to do that, lol!  I have been doing the wii fit pretty regularly, though this past week was rough with Bob here all the time.  He hates when I do it...he thinks the music is annoying.  I haven't weighed myself, though, to see if I've lost any weight.  I need to do that without the kids around, so maybe one day next week I will.  They are predicting snow again Sunday night, so they may be home again on Monday.  Anyway, I am loving the games on the wii fit, and am finding myself playing for an hour before I know it.  I love exercise programs like that, where I don't even realize I am exercising, even though there is sweat dripping down my back.  I have a feeling that this is the thing I have been looking for to get me back to losing weight.

Well, Bob just came in, so let me get off of here.  Night.