I was incredibly happy to see this tonight.



via my instagram

Cynnamon is finally attempting to come out of hiding.  The poor thing has been hiding for almost a week. I guess it’s hard at almost 17 years old to get used to a new house after living in the same apartment for your whole life. But, tonight she seems to finally realized she’s in a safe place and it’s okay to come out and look around.

Tomorrow we go back to the apartment and clean up anything we left behind. I really don’t want to go back there, but I know we left a few things and the place could use a good vacuuming and mopping.  Plus, the husband needs to get his motorcycle out of the garage. I don’t want to go back there.


What a I really hope to do this weekend is get my home gym set up. If we can get the apartment all set (we are paid up until the end of April) I want to get the home gym set up on Sunday. My treadmill is set up, but the Bowflex isn’t and all my free weights are packed away.  I don’t have time to do all the things I want to do. The husband leaves in a week and I want to spend as much time with him as possible.


I’ve now gone 26 days binge free thanks to Brain Over Binge. I’ve never been so proud of myself. Not even when I lost 130 pounds or when I ran my half marathon.  Now, I’m reading another book called Diet Recovery 2. I’m it’s also opening my eyes and I’m hoping it will end my diet struggles. I need to just be ME again. Since I stopped binging and worrying about food, I’ve been the happiest I’ve been in a very long time.


What are you most proud of?

Weekend plans?

Time to get back on the wagon

My Mom will most likely be here in two weeks. She is leaving Arizona on April 30th (the 29th if she can push it up a day) and I have yet to get the in-law apartment cleaned up. It needs a good carpet cleaning and dusting for sure.  The husband leaves for Texas on May 3rd (I’m not going this time around) and I’ll be alone when my Mom arrives, so I want to make everything looks great.

So far my favorite thing to do when I get home and have the house to myself is do a little cleaning. We’ve only “officially” been here for 5 days, but I like the fact that I’m not sitting in front of the tv and laptop like I was in the apartment. And as soon as we can, we’re going to start getting the yard cleaned up. It’s full of sticks and needs a good healthy clean up. Probably not until the middle of May and once the husband comes back from his work trip.

May 14th the husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary together so that is a big deal. We started dating on May 14th, 1993. We’re old.

I’m ready to jump back into the whole losing weight thing now that we’ve moved and are trying to settle in. I haven’t gained anything. The scale is still packed, but it’s time to get serious again. I have the counter space and the room to start preparing my meals again. So bring it.

I haven’t run since Sunday, so I am going to try and hit the gym tomorrow morning. Cross your fingers for me. I need to get some weight lifting in.

I’m also addicted to the new show “Hannibal”. It’s so freaky.

What new show do you love this season?

Last work out?


Home sweet home

Saturday was moving day. By 10pm Saturday night the husband and I were passed out on the bed exhausted. But, we’re here!! It’s so quiet in the house. No one stomping above us or slamming of doors below us.  It’s pretty awesome.

I brought the cats over the morning of the move. Both Molly and Bradley have adjusted pretty quickly. Cynnamon not so much. She is sulking in the master bedroom and freaks if you try to bring her out. I brought food in there for her because  I haven’t seen her eat.

Here is Bradley (from my Instagram) this evening when I got home from work tonight:

931241_10151377875931444_313200139_nI think he was watching  the dogs across the street.

We still have to unpack and get things straightened out, but we’re here!

I’m finished reading Brain Over Binge. What an amazing book! And such an eyeopener.  And I haven’t binged in 22 days. I’m so happy and proud of myself.

What did you do this weekend?

Have you ever moved? Do your pets handle it okay?


Keeping silent

I’ve been pretty silent this week with what happened this week. I wasn’t sure I should be all hey, guess what? We had to get a new water pump and a water tank for our house after owing it for just two weeks (true story!) when there were awful tragedies going on in the world (Boston, Texas).

I didn’t know anyone personally who ran Boston, but I follow these three ladies blogs (and on twitter) Skinny Runner, Dani and Colleen and I was so happy that they were alright. But, I know not everyone was so lucky. I heard about it on twitter first and I was horrified. When I got home and saw the footage, I broke down and cried. As a runner, I was devastated. I couldn’t believe someone would do something like that. WHY?! Will we ever know? Words cannot express how I even feel.

I wanted to keep silent for most of the week because I thought that was a good thing. That was my way of showing my support.

I ran 3 miles on Wednesday night for Boston. It wasn’t much, but it was something. And yes, it looks like I’m running at night for awhile until things get normal for us with the move. I hope to post more about that over the next few days.

The official big move is tomorrow. I can’t wait.