It's been a few weeks since I've blogged. I'm still here, though. I've still been checking in every day. Although I did miss one day so my streak reset to 1. The ironic thing is I was on SparkPeople that day, I just forgot to spin the wheel. Oh well, it just means I've got a target to beat - my last streak.
Over the past few weeks, I haven't been tracking or exercising regularly. But I am in no way quitting. Life has just shifted my focus a bit. And not necessarily in a bad way.
A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that it was time to make a change or at least take steps towards a change. And that change is to move to Indianapolis (about 3 hours from where we live now). My husband grew up in the Indy area and his family is down there. We are both super excited about it, but before we can move, a few things need to happen. First and foremost, I need to find a job down there. So I've been dusting off my resume, setting up a LinkedIn account and looking at some job sites. We are pretty confident that my husband will be able to stay with his current employer which is wonderful. So it's just me that needs to find something new.
Of course, I've also been looking at houses in our price range down there (ok, we aren't to the point of buying a house there yet, so it hasn't been the best use for my time, but it has been fun.) Which brings me to the next thing that needs to happen, we have to sell our current house here. But we probably won't even list our house until I find a job.
I know everything will work out in God's perfect timing and the beauty is that although we would love to move as soon as possible, we aren't in any rush. It could be soon or it could be a year or two. It's all in God's hands.
I have let my boss know. I knew he wouldn't shove me out the door and fill my job with someone else. He's not that kind of guy. Not only was he completely understanding but said he would give me an excellent reference - he said he'd even be willing to drive down there in person if I needed him to. And he really would. He is sad that I will be leaving eventually but glad I am pursuing a dream. I have been really blessed here.
So all that to say, that the time I was spending on tracking, planning, exercising and such has been spent on what I call Destination Indy. But now it's time to rebalance again. Both getting healthy and moving to Indy are great goals and I don't have to pursue one to the exclusion of the other. I've been losing the same 2-3 pounds over the last month and it's time to get that scale moving downward steadily again. I am so close to Twoville, it's time to put the pedal to the floor and get there.
I am so glad that no matter where I live, that all of you will be right there with me! I won't be moving away from SparkPeople!