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30 July 2014

Feeling good again and the sadness over DS's move is subsiding, as the excitement to be seeing him on Fri builds! I'm in travel prep mode -- shipping his stuff so it arrives after he can get into his apartment on Mon & getting the house ready for my departure and my stuff ready to pack.

I remember the first time I moved from my hometown, and will share with DS what I learned with each move, i.e. what it took to be happy again. For me, it meant making friends, and that took reaching out & taking some risks along the way. I also want to remind him of my long-term friendship across the miles with my 2 friends still in Cincy. I'm sure his close friends here will remain so even as their paths diverge.

Today, I'm off to 8:45 spin class, then the packing, shipping & travel prep begins, but first I'll pray --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

And I'll pray, breathe, log, journal & express my way through this one day and each one meal, moment, bite, thought & emotion. I'm so very grateful for each of wonderful you, my family & IRL friends, a better outlook and uplifted mood, seeing DS in 2 days, and having the health & wealth to live this life I love! xoxox

29 July 2014

Yesterday was lost in a flurry of paperwork, bookkeeping, Mom issues & paperwork, birthday & graduation gifts, errands, plus workers in the house finishing up some projects. it was one of those days where my head was spinning from one thing demanding attention to the next, but all got done & today I'm on to tennis this morning and up to work this afternoon. Once the book work is done, I can focus on shipping what DS couldn't take in the car & getting myself organized to travel on Fri to see him & help him as he moves into his first apartment. ATF is good again, which makes Life & the emotions easier to deal with.

DS started his new job yesterday, and I spoke with him afterwards. It sounded like it went well & he liked the people there, but non were as young as him. I'm praying he makes friends easily & is happy there soon. I know from my own experiences of moving, that it can be hard at first, especially these early moves, but gets easier as friends are made. I'm so excited to see him on Fri, and am really missing him so. But, I keep reminding myself how lucky he is to have good job & only a 2-hour flight away, and how lucky I am to be able to travel to see him as often as I like & need.

So, I'll pray from serenity to replace my sadness --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

And, for this one day, and through each one meal, moment, thought, bite & emotion, I'll pray, breathe, log, journal & express my way. I'm so very grateful for each of awesome you, my family & IRL friends, going to see DS on Fri, and having the health & wealth to live this life I love which will now include traveling to SC often to see my boy! xoxox

27 July 2014

DS's graduation/going away party was a huge success, and such fun! I'm so thrilled and have many, many great memories from it, especially of him with friends, many of whom he's know since elementary or middle school. He's been especially close with 3 guys who gave him their own specially made gift of who he is/has been, i.e. the chicken nuggets he's loved since childhood, chocolate milk (his drink), guitar strings, tennis balls, engineering tools, etc, plus a cute children's book about liking you just the way you are. And, they spoke of their longterm friendship and the many good times at our pool, lake cottage etc. It was hard seeing him say goodbye to them & then when he returned obviously teary eyed after taking his GF to the train.

Even though I fly down on Fri to help him move into his new apartment, watching him & DH pull away in the his car yesterday was really tough as it hit me that he may never truly live here again. While I'm thrilled that he has a great job and big, new life ahead, I'll miss him so, so much. And I pray that he again makes such good friends & finds happiness in SC.

Yesterday, I choose to eat my feelings -- it was just too hard & the call of sugar was just too loud & nonstop. But, today, is a new day and a new chance to find better ways to deal with the feelings, such as journaling here, mediating, breathing, distraction, and prayer, which I'll do now before I start my day of zumba, groceries, book work and taking time for me --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

And I'll pray, breathe, journal, log & express my way through this one day, and each one meal, moment, bite, thought & emotion. I'm so very grateful for each of wonderful you, our special & supportive place here, my family & IRL friends, a fun-filled party where many wonderful memories were made, having the tools & support to get me through the sadness of saying goodbye and the health & wealth to live this life I love! xoxox

25 July 2014

Party tonight, but the stress or PPS (pre-party syndrome), as my DH calls it, hasn't hit yet… probably because he's not around yet! DH's sister is staying at our lake cottage, so he went there after work last night to be sure it's ready for visitors, but will be home soon & the party prep and stress will begin, I'm sure. I'm in pretty good shape and the weather is absolutely gorgeous, which is such a relief as its an outdoor/pool party. We're expecting about 65, but this non-cooking gal has a caterer all arranged. It's a pizza truck that we've used before. They do delicious new england style, thin crust pizza with traditional & unique toppings (seafood, twice baked potato, peanut butter, etc), plus salad, gelato and cappuccino. All I'm doing is some appetizers, drinks and a cake. It should be loads of fun!

Then, tomorrow, my boy leaves with DH to drive to SC where he starts work on Mon. I fly down next Fri to help him move into his new apartment.

But one day at a time, so before I get on to my workout & to pick up party platters and the cake, I'll pray --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

And through this one party of a day, and each one meal, moment, bite, thought & emotion, I'll pray, breathe, journal & express my way. I'm so grateful for each of amazing you, my family & IRL friends, beautiful weather, the calm before the storm but with the tools to deal with it all, and having the health & wealth to live this life I love! xoxox
Weigh-in: 122.2 lb lost so far: 5.8 lb still to go: 0.2 lb Diet followed reasonably well
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24 July 2014

Up for an extra early workout at 6, so I could accompany DS to his neurologist appt before he moves south. But I slept well again after eating well and getting to bed early. I'm feeling unusually calm before a party, which I'm sure is the result of the healthy eating. It makes such sense that when I eat well (for me gluten, lactose & added sugar free), I sleep well, and then I feel so good ... Why can't this be enough of a deterrent to keep me on track!?! Sometimes, though, the call of sugar is still just too strong, which is where I need to focus my efforts. I just have to stay away form that first bite, because it inevitably leads to many, many more and the sleep and good feeling goes.

But for this one day, I'm feeling good, will be very busy with more party prep, but first I'll pray for serenity. (Once again I'm on my iPad as DS is in for his EEG, so no way to copy it here, but will pray it just the same). And I'll continue to pray, breathe, journal & express my way through this one day and each one meal, moment, bite, thought & emotion. I'm so grateful for you & your wonderful support, our special place here on FS, my family & IRL friends, the calm I'm feeling right now and the fun we'll have when the party actually starts, knowing you'll all be here for me after DS leaves on Sat, and having the health & wealth to live this life it love! Xoxox

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