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4 Years Later

Friday, May 07, 2021

So I haven't been on here in 4 years and I see I'm a featured motivator today. Well I guess I can post an update blog. A lot has happened in my life in the last 4 years. Should I list them? LOL Well I gained most of my weight back slowly but surely and lived with it for a couple of years. What caused that to really stay for awhile was some really bad things happening. I was trying to get pregnant...and I did get pregnant...but it was and Ectopic Pregnancy which means it was in the wrong place (tubes) instead of in the uterus. So that had to be terminated. It was a pretty awful experience overall. Then about a year after that my husband decides he just doesn't want to be married anymore right before our 20th anniversary. We still aren't divorced yet but it's pretty much as if we are it's just waiting on being finalized. It's not my choice. It's not what I want in any way shape or form. But sometimes this is what happens in life. So I've been working on myself and healing and grieving the last 2 years. It's really hard.

But some good news is that since last Oct.-ish I actually lost weight! I lost 30 pounds and I actually feel REALLY good where I'm at now. It's interesting because I don't have the goal to be super skinny like I was before anymore. It was way to difficult to maintain and my goal has always been to be able to maintain whatever I am in an enjoyable and healthy way. My health is actually really good where I'm at right now. My body image is so much better too! This time was so much easier to lose than it was ever before. I started going to Zumba again (socially distanced and with wisdom and masks of course). I also decided to become a Zumba Instructor because I love it soo much. I started the training in Jan. and became Licensed in Feb. I haven't taught a full class yet or got a job teaching anywhere yet and I'm still working on memorizing enough choreo to have a full class ready. I'm thinking about starting an online class to gain experience teaching. The place that I've been going is being supportive and letting me lead a song here and there as I get the choreo down! So getting a little experience in the meantime.

I feel like I'm in a really good place right now! An enjoyable maintenance life and on the way to building a life on my own that I love. It's hard work on and in myself but it's worth it. Also I'm fully vaccinated for Covid which is awesome! Tho it doesn't really change much with the mutations out there HA! Still a bit more peace of mind than not.

So that's a sum up of what's happened in the last 4 years and recently!
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    Maintaining at a sustainable weight . . . and after very substantial challenges. Good for you! Not easy, extra-admirable . . . and the joy of Zumba has to help!
    46 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    I always check back on "Motivator of the Day" who haven't been here for years and glad to see you post. I understand being upset about a divorce, but be glad he was honest and didn't drag it out another 10 yrs. Now, as Dave Ramsey says to women "start planning for your financial future, as you have a long life ahead." Glad you have gotten the pounds off. I've been a Sparker for 13 yrs and I finally found a doctor who put me on Metformin, etc and I've kept the pounds off. no more night cravings.

    46 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    You are doing all the right things to look after you! Way to go and make sure you give yourself a good pat on the back. Great idea to teach Zumba on line and have fun burning those calories!
    46 days ago

    Happy to hear from you! Deep breaths, eh? Sorry to hear of your challenges; but, good to see that you're in a healthy place and coming out the other side.

    And, I've gotta say "Amen!" to this "... my goal has always been to be able to maintain whatever I am in an enjoyable and healthy way."

    I'm emoticon thinking of you as a Zumba instructor. Woman, YOU CAN DANCE!!! emoticon
    46 days ago
    First of all, Welcome back. It's so nice to see old (I mean former) active maintainers back here again.
    I myself was essentially MIA for 3 years. 6 months into Covid, I came back too.

    I'm so sorry for the experiences you've described, but encouraged by the positives you included.
    I also am aiming for a "right down the middle of the road" lifestyle or as Watermellen has called it - a "sustainable maintenance weight" emoticon

    46 days ago
    Glad to see an update. Seems like the last few years threw a lot of us into uncertainty and distress. I only just recently came back. I’m so glad to hear you’re in a good place. emoticon
    46 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2021 5:00:32 PM
  • SUNSHINE99999
    Welcome back! Look for the positives. My wife and I went through a separation time right before our 20th anniversary and now it will be 36 years in June. emoticon emoticon
    46 days ago
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