COPING with MIDLIFE

The End of a Decade

The End of a Decade

First, I want to address the big changes in 2019 as it has been a whirlwind of a year once July creeped around. In July I started a new job, October we sold our house and moved back into the RV and in November I started taking care of me. I’ll expand on all of this in...

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December Weight Loss Update

December Weight Loss Update

Here we are at the end of another month and I am so excited with the progress that I have made. As of today, I have lost a total of 20 pounds. In addition to the weight loss I am down 5 inches in my waist and 3 inches through the chest. When I started this program, I...

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Holding Onto Memories of the Past

Holding Onto Memories of the Past

Today is a memorable day for two different events two years apart. Ten years ago today I moved to the big city of Nashville, Tennessee. I had just received my bachelor’s degree the day before and I was looking forward to new adventures. I remember packing the U-Haul...

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November Weight Loss Update

November Weight Loss Update

Time for an update on my weight loss. I am so proud of myself. Other than going off plan for Thanksgiving I have stuck very close to the “rules.” I have completely given up my sweet tea which is a big deal for me. I only drink water, except for my night time meds that...

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Self-Care is Priority

Self-Care is Priority

I decided I needed to start doing something to better my health and part of that is to lose some weight. In the last 5 years I have gained at least 50 pounds and at only 5’4” that is not good. I saw a Groupon listing for Lipo shots and because I have done them before...

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Time to See a Doctor

Time to See a Doctor

I finally went to the doctor on the 21st. Told her about my ER visit and what had been going on. She said we had your heart checked out back in June with a stress test and echocardiogram, so she didn’t believe it was that. Instead she said I had vertigo and basically,...

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I got a JOB

I got a JOB

A few weeks back I wrote about searching for a J-O-B and how difficult it was to get interviews. Well I'm happy to report that I finally got the winning interview. NEW JOB I start my new job on the 26th working for Kroger. I'll be in the corporate office in Nashville...

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Happy Birthday to ME

Happy Birthday to ME

Another birthday!!! Today I am celebrating turning 51 and I'm really starting to feel my age. I'm grateful for another year to see my grandkids and spend with my family. I just wish my family would make a bigger deal out of my birthday's, instead the day comes and...

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Returning to the Workforce in Midlife

Returning to the Workforce in Midlife

Our journey has changed again, and we decided to quit traveling so we could settle down and buy a house. In order to do this, I must go back to work, but I’m finding it difficult to find employment at this stage of my life. EDUCATION I have a master’s degree which I...

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