Thursday, September 17, 2009

Personal Update

I've been busy posting about my time spent with James or the cats, but I haven't updated about me lately. For those of you who actually go to the bottom of my page, you will notice that my weight loss chart hasn't moved at all lately. That's because I've been stuck on that dreaded plateau for more than a few weeks now. My weight hasn't budged so much as an ounce. I seem to go through this in the summer, a time when most other people kick up their routines with outdoor activities. I am the opposite- summer for me is a lot of sitting around inside with the AC on, moving as little as possible, and too many cold sodas. I hate the summer! My activity level usually revs up in the fall and winter, when I feel invigorated with the cooler weather and start to get outside more often. It doesn't look like I'm going to make my goal for walking this year, either, but I will continue to push forward on that as well. James and I are actually looking at getting a recumbent bike, and I may add those miles to my exercise chart.

I am still looking for a job, and in nine months I've had only one interview. I won't whine as I know I'm not alone in my search. The job I interviewed for had almost 50 applicants, and at least I got interviewed. I recently applied for a job at the company where James works. He's been there 13 years, and before we moved, I had been there 8 years. It's still the same company, just a different division in a different town. I am waiting to hear back from them, and it's been almost three weeks now, so I'm not sure if I will get an interview or not. James said a LOT of people put in for the job. Until then, James set our home computer up with several training modules for Excel and other programs, so I can brush up on my skills. It's been a long time since I had to "think"! Ha ha.

My leg pain is almost gone, and I continue to see my therapist. I am going once every 2-3 weeks now, she says I'm almost there and expects that I will need only one or two more sessions with her. It is a miracle, I'm so happy and relieved I can't express it here. To find someone who can simply lay hands on a physical pain that stumped many medical doctors, and had overwhelmed me and my whole life for 3 1/2 years and make it finally disappear is indeed something to celebrate. I haven't had a single pain pill in almost three months now.

As for my art, I am currently working on an acrylic/mixed media piece that I can't reveal here. It's a gift for someone who occasionally reads my blog, so I don't want to give any of the details away yet. I will show it off after I've already presented it to my special family member for their birthday. But I think it will come out nicely, and I hope the person enjoys it, and even if it's amateurish I hope they know I made it with love in my heart just for them.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


  1. Hi Sandy, I'm sure that JUST the right (right for you) job will come along for you. Just be patient--which is something I have trouble with.. ha

    Keep up the art though... That's obviously where your passions are. Glad that your leg is better. Take care so as not to hurt it again. My hubby is going through some knee and leg pain now...

    Keep plugging when it comes to the weight. For me, it's a life-long task--and I stil go 'up and down'--even though I know better.


  2. So glad to hear that your leg pain is almost gone - that IS a miracle!!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your art. I always love to see the works of creative people!

    Hopefully now that it's cooling down you can jump start your weight loss. The recumbent bike sounds like a great plan for exercise, regardless of weather conditions!

  3. Yikes! I have to confess - I've been on a plateau for quite some time now. Beats the alternative - seeing the weight go up! Because of the heat here, summer is my hardest time because we just don't do so much outside. We are welcoming cooler night temps which will make early morning walks more inviting soon. In the meantime, we are off to Sanibel in three weeks - without me meeting my goal. Oh well. Still going!!

  4. Yay! I'm so glad to hear you are in 'creating' mode again! Can't wait to see your finished piece. And although I'm sorry about the job situation, the fact that the leg pain is gone is absolutely wonderful! The economy is picking up (IMHO) and I'm sure you'll find a suitable position by Spring.