Monday, September 7, 2009

I Have To Take A Break

I haven't blogged on a consistant basis for some time now. It looks like I am going to try and stay off the computer other than to check email. You see, I am not getting any younger. Neither is Ian. We look back and see a lot of time has passed, and I look forward and want more time than what we have left. The only way to do that is to concentrate on getting more time.

I am overweight, and Ian has gained weight back lately too. My liver is suffering, Ians ankles are hurting. Its not a matter of just losing weight anymore. Its a matter of how long do we want to live. I want to have Ian around for as long as possible, and I want to be around for him as long as possible. We have plans after his retirement at 60 of moving to the sunshine state and living out our lives fishing together and long walks on the beach in the mornings together. We can't do that if we don't get with the program and get our bodies back, our health. I want Shelby to eat healthy and take up healthy habits.

We are changing our lifestyle. We are not shopping at Walmart anymore unless its something we cant get cheaper anywhere else, like shampoo, laundry detergent, etc. We have a Super Ingles in Cartersville that Shelby and I ventured into and absolutely love, and there is a Burgers Market, an indoor vegetable and fruit stand if you will, across the street from it.

No more chips, cookies, cakes, icecream. Its okay for us to treat ourselves occasionally, but not on a regular basis.

Its time, time to get back to living, and get off this computer for awhile. I have made a lot of friends blogging, Ray White in particular is my heart here in blogger world. I am not leaving, just taking a break. For how long I don't know. Winter will probably put me back on to the computer on cold, rainy, windy days.

Its time for me to concentrate on me, my family, and our health. Sitting here in front of the computer was really taking its toll. For two weeks now I have stayed off for the most part other than checking my mail, and you know what? Eating right and staying busy has led to me losing fourteen pounds in two weeks time. I want to keep on doing this. I need to do this. I don't want to wake up one day and look back with regret that I never lost my weight, and when you start thinking about your mortality, and your husbands, and your childs health, and worrying, its time to change.

Change is good. I will miss y'all, but I have to do this. I have been happier the past two weeks staying busy and off the computer. So for now, this is what I must do. I will still check my emails, so if anyone wants to drop me a line, I will be happy to hear from you.

Til I see you again, everyone take care and I hope everyone stays well and happy. :)


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Congrats on the weight loss,,,i'll miss you ..but..i also understand!

Good Lick....LindaMay

madcobug said...

Congrats on the weight loss Kelly. I hope you can keep it up. Check in every once in a while. That is about all I do anymore as sitting takes it toil on this back. Have a nice fall and enjoy all the pretty things nature has put all around you. Maybe start taking those walks again. Hugs, Helen

Hollie said...

That's great news Kelly! I totally understand. We will be here when you want to pop in for a peak!

Love ya

Happy Labor Day!

Anonymous said...

This entry made so much sense. I think it contains a truth(s) many know but have not incorporated into their lives yet, BECAUSE IT IS HARD. But the very best things take that kind of effort & I am so glad you are putting your family & your health above all else. ~Mary

Donna said...

Good luck! You are a strong woman, to make a decision like this and stick to it.

Paula said...

Good luck and happy times.

Marlene said...

I will miss you, Kelly. But I know exactly how you feel. I am wishing you luck in your new venture.

Astaryth said...

Congratulations on the weight loss. I totally get real life is the most important thing, but you will be missed. Your feed is in my reader, so I will see when you come back. Don't be a complete stranger, stop in and update us every once in a while! :)

ItsMeVicki said...

Wow! Fourteen pounds! That is wonderful Kelly. I often wonder how you and Dad and everyone else can keep up with a daily journal. I don't think I could do fact, I wonder if I could manage to maintain even a weekly (as in one posting) blog.
I will miss your blogging and your pictures, but certainly can understand priorities! Good luck with the continued weight loss.
Vicki in Birmingham

peggy said...

You are right on all counts. Best of luck with a new start, Let us hear from you when you feel the time is right. You are a fun lady, and we will miss your posts. Many, many blessings.

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