Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Bloggiversary to me

A lot has changed in the last year since I started blogging. Many of those changes I never would have imagined happening, but I am happier than I have been in years, so those changes have been a good thing.

I haven't been writing as much of the last month because my real life got very busy (in a good way). I have been inspired by Liseysmom (scroll down to Oct. 27th - GO LM!!) to improve my physical self and I finally started exercising again. I knew if I had a *goal, though, that I would do well until I reached it and then I'd quit, so I didn't start until I was ready for a life change. A couple of months ago I was finally ready and I started walking .6 miles every day. Then I started walking 1.2 miles after a couple of weeks. 3-4 weeks ago I started jogging: .4 miles, then .6 miles, and now .8. I am increasing slowly because I know I'll burn out if I jump in too quickly. I have only missed three days of walking/jogging in the past two months and am happy that I have started to enjoy it (you gotta love CA weather - running in a T-shirt in December).

I have reached the point where I want to spend less time looking at what I don't believe in and start looking for things to believe in. Gluby and I are almost done with Bertrand Russell's "Conquest of Happiness" (I learned so much about myself reading that book), we have been listening to Carl Sagan's "Demon Haunted World" (loooove it), reading/listening to Michael Parenti (lots of stuff by him, love it all), and watching movies (some to broaden our minds and others to turn them into vegetables). I have even started crocheting again (though I usually only spend about 10 minutes a day doing it so I don't get sick of it.)

So, to those who may remember me and wonder where I am and how I am doing, there you go. :) I haven't fallen off the face of the earth (yet) and things are going really well. In fact, I am enjoying CA more than I thought I would. I feel like I am finally starting to live my life again. Feel the love for others that intellectually I knew was there, hiding under the pain, fear, numbness, and fragility that was me for so many years. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this roller coaster ride that I have thus far called my life. Here's to many more years for all of us. *Clink*

*What I meant to say was weight or event goal. When I reach my goal I find that I am then over tired and unmotivated. So this time my goal is to exercise 4-6 times a week.

11 comments:

Loralee Choate said...

I have GOT to get my fat ass to the gym. Seriously. I have performances coming up that will require more endurance and better muscle tone than I usually have.

Thanks for the reminder and CONGRATS on your running and your blogiversary!

C. L. Hanson said...

Congratulations!!! It's great to hear things are going so well!!! :D

wry catcher said...

*Clink* indeed! I'll drink to any and all of that. Cheers!

Freckle Face Girl said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I am glad that there is more happiness in your life.

MattMan said...

*clink*

Suzy said...

Happy bloggiversary!

I am really happy you are looking for something to believe in. It is really important to see possibility in life - be it in the heavens through faith, or through believe in the self, the sky, that people are good down deep inside.

Have you read Eat Pray Love? Check it out.....

I emailed you - let me know if you don't get it.

Sending you gingersnaps....

hugs

Sister Mary Lisa said...

It sounds like you are doing great at keeping up on your fitness goals, and finding happiness in your warm and sunny CA! Good for you. I'm glad to be part of your roller coaster ride of life.

Cele said...

Wow, you sound happy, good on you Lemony. I miss that I never got to met you while you were here and just 60+ miles away, but the day will come, and I guess you are a happier person for the move. Although I can't imagine being happy in Southern Cal, it works for a lot of other people. Prost!

Aerin said...

Congrats on the bloggiversary and to the weight loss! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

handmaiden said...

Just found your blog. Congratulations on your bloggiversary! I'm an exmormon that speaks out against it. Happy blogging! I'll keep reading your blog!
Handmaiden
http:mormonnomore.blogspot.com

Sideon said...

Hugs to you.

I tried to email you and Gluby, but the addy was kicked back...

I wrote you and Gluby a post, here.

Hugs to you and your family from me and Scott, Midas, Saturn and Slipper :)