ALIVE AND WELL :) . . . Part 1 (my summer journey)

Hope everyone’s summer went well. Can’t believe it is already over . . . My summer was extremely busy, but in a good way. 🙂 I have so many updates to post as I haven’t been on for some time now. Which means I have not been on top of  what my blogger friends have been up to, so I will be trying to get caught up over the next little while. I have missed everyone and hope that all is good  . . . looking forward to getting reconnected 🙂

It has been a year since I have been on this journey and I am happy to say there have been some ups and downs, but there have been more ups than downs, so I am making progress. This journey has been one I will never forget and it has a lot to do with not only my family and friends, but also my blogger friends as well, so thank you all very much . . .

My weight has remained the same, up and down over the summer 3-5 pounds. I allowed myself a stress free summer to see how it would go and I must say, it went well, but did tend to binge at least once a week if not two and I never did that before. I think it is because I am restricting myself too much. I need to work on allowing myself  bits every day, so I won’t gorge all at once. Having bits a day still works out to be far less than bingeing for  1-2 days and is a lot healthier. So this is my goal over the next month . . . allow myself  a little bit here and there within reason and avoid the bingeing. 🙂

I just celebrated another birthday last month and felt really good. I am (knock on wood) happy with where I am right now and hope it continues. It has been a long time since I could look at myself in the mirror without cringing or just not looking. I want to thank my family again for being so supportive, without them, I don’t know where I would be.

My extended family has not bothered me about my weight loss recently. Probably because I haven’t lost any more. I am sure when I get back on track and get started on my next goal of loosing my last  36 pounds that I will hear the grumbling, but this time I will be prepared and handle it in a totally different way! A much more positive and productive way! Bring it on, I am ready lol!

For those of you who were following the saga revolving around my son and his girlfriend, I am happy to say all worked out for the better. (knock on wood)They are really good friends and have not put aside possibly getting back together in the far future. They are both focusing on school and hanging freely with their friends which is what I think they should be doing. They were both too young to be in such a serious relationship for so long. My son is enjoying his time with friends, meeting new people and having a blast. He still misses her, but knows that this is what he should be doing before he settles down with anyone. His words to me one day were “mom, I found the girl of my dreams, but at the wrong time in my life”  “Too bad we couldn’t have met in 2-3 years from now!”  I love this guy! They still go out for coffee etc every now and then and that makes him happy. If he can’t have her in his life as a girlfriend, he is happy that they can at least still be friends. So here is to living your life to its fullest with no regrets when your young and to finding the right person to settle down with later on when the time is right! 😉


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Krystle Lane
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 00:19:27

    Welcome back!
    I, too have not been updating as regularly as I used to due to me having this weird insane insomnia attack and other things. ***sigh*** but all is well.

    You have come such a long way! From 222lbs to 186! Great job! More than half way there! And I’m happy so see your super positive attitude towards tackling the next part of your journey!

    I’ll always be here to cheer you on!!


    ps. I’m happy to hear that your son is doing okay now.


    • free2bme123
      Sep 11, 2012 @ 13:18:19

      Thanks, means a lot! Hope your insomnia gets better, sorry I can’t relate to that, but it must be overwhelming 😦 Enjoy your day!


    • free2bme123
      Jan 09, 2013 @ 12:32:43

      Thank you, it means a lot. I may need a bit more cheering as I have gained weight dealing with some issues with my son, life, but I am hopeful that i can turn it around and it helps to have blogger friends like you . . .Thanks again and Happy New Year!


  2. Aimee
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 22:07:41

    It’s nice to see you back. Glad you had a good summer. I didn’t blog much over the summer either. The weather was too nice to be inside on the computer. We were busy but it was a fun summer.

    You should be extremely proud of your weight loss over the last year. Not only did you lose a lot of weight, but you navigated a busy summer without the structure of a weight loss plan. You proved to yourself that you are able to maintain your weight.

    Wow your son sounds so mature and grounded. He definitely has his priorities in check. You must be very proud of him.

    Welcome back! Looking forward to hearing more about your summer.


    • free2bme123
      Sep 13, 2012 @ 14:50:15

      Thanks, it is nice to be back and get reconnected. Will definitely miss the summer, but will have something to look forward to over the winter. I see you had a busy summer with your son, looks like you had a lot of fun together. I always love apple picking. This year we were able to eat the ones in our yard, but nothing is more fun than an outing . . . thanks again and take care


    • free2bme123
      Jan 09, 2013 @ 12:30:03

      Thank you, I am definitely proud of him. He is dealing with his new diagnosis, just graduated and started a new job Monday in his field. Keeping my fingers crossed that he continues on the right path.


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