Vanessa's March Journal

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Vanessa's March Journal
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Wed, 03-02-2011 - 4:21pm

Today makes exactly 7 weeks and 6 days (55 freaking days)since my last workout. How depressing is that? I got on the scale last week and I've gained about 5 pounds. My eating has really sucked but my water hasn't been too bad. I go back to the Dr in 8 days for my 6 week post-op appt and I am just praying that I get the okay to resume my workouts. Jamie deploys in 11 days so I'll definitely need something to keep me busy for those 3 months!

Things have been rather chaotic, busy, stressful lately and I realize how much exercise normally helps me get through the normal stresses of life & work. Xdh and I are still dealing with attorneys to figure out the kid custody issue, I'm still looking for a new place to move in to in a better school district, work has been busy trying to catch up & then keep up after being out over 2 weeks because of the surgery, my mom flew out from Seattle last week to spend time with me & the kids for their birthday party last weekend and in between all that I'm trying to squeeze in all the Jamie time I can manage before he leaves!

I think my REAL March journal will start on the 14th because I hope to be able to exercise by then. In the meantime I'll keep reading all of your journals and maybe get myself back in the habit of at least journaling my food - ROFLMBO!


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Registered: 05-07-2007
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 6:28pm
Isn't it funny how exercise can make us feel a bit more grounded? I took all of last week off and actually felt the need to do "something" right away this week to feel normal!

Can't wait for you to be back in here with your exercise posts again - misery loves company! :)
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Tue, 03-08-2011 - 8:18pm
Those 7 weeks have flown by!
Considering you had major surgery, I would say 5 lbs isn't bad at all.
I often say that I exercise to eat ; ) but it might have more to do with keeping me sane!
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Registered: 09-02-2003
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 12:25pm
Vanessa, considering all the stress of the last little while and the fact you haven't been able to exercise, 5 pounds isn't bad. And those will drop right off once you get back in the swing of things! PLUS I'm sure the weather is getting springier so you will probably be more active anyways!

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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 12:30pm
Hey Vanessa, how is everything else going? I know you can't exercise quite yet, but I also know you had a list of other things you were working on!! And I KNOW you got some feedback on your back-to-exercise-early plan LOL

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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 11:43pm
It has been a BUSY week! Jamie's house is all packed up and power of attorney signed for me to go to settlement when his house sells in May. My attorney has been in contact with xdh's attorney so hopefully we'll go before private mediation in the next 30 days. Jamie & I saw a place we loved yesterday but by the time we went back today to turn in the app the place had already been taken. We saw another place today that we really liked but not only is at the top of our price range but then the owner is also charging an extra $150 for association fees which we want to see if we can get waived.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to do a slower, low impact 30 min WATP dvd. I'll take it slow til my dr comes back to town :-)


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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 12:27pm
Are you supposed to have the new rental by the time Jamie gets back - he's gone for 90 days right? I hope you don't have to move yourself - just the thought of having to move our whole house would give me hives!

Hows the low impact workouts going?
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Registered: 09-02-2003
Mon, 03-14-2011 - 1:16pm
Well there's enough there to keep you busy while Jamie is away! I know it's going to be a long wait for him to return, but just think - once he's back you guys might be in a new house together and ready to have a fabulous life ahead of you!! That's pretty exciting.

And hopefully the mediation will go well, and quickly!

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 9:35pm
Carrie - we would love to have a place before he gets back - but if not he'll stay with me until we do find something.

There is no way I would move myself! lol I've had the same movers for my last 2 moves (withing the past 3 years lol) and I'll definitely be calling them again! The only weird thing will be me unpacking by myself and trying to figure out what to do with his stuff and of course all our duplicates!

I didn't get in any weekend workouts - too sad but I did get to the gym at lunch today!


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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 9:40pm
2 days down, 88 to go Miranda lol... Today's technology is making things a little easier for now. Sunday we sent a couple of emails back & forth when he got to his hotel. This morning he was able to call me from his cell phone. And then today I downloaded "google talk" to my blackberry so we instant messaged each other the 30 min train ride home while he was in his hotel room!

My attorney called me Friday and is in contact with cdh's attorney so hoepfully we'll get a mediation date soon!


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Registered: 09-02-2003
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 12:58pm
I'm glad you guys can keep in touch! I'm sure that makes it a bit easier! So are you going to plan a nice holiday away when he gets back?

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