So, I have been insanely busy and entirely missed my one year bandiversary last Thursday. I was busy updating my resume and applying for a new job. Things at my current place of employment are going down hill financially. As a library, we are funded by property tax. Property tax is falling in MI (and else where) which means WAY less money for us. The management and library board have almost agree (will vote this month) on a balanced budget for 2011, however, 2012 looks really bad. It looks like we will be laying people off... cutting hours.. furlough, or other things that will impact my income. I can't afford to work part time or not at all and some job opportunities have been opening up elsewhere... so I had to get my stuff together.
I would be sad to leave my current position and location but I would also like a new kind of challenge. We will see where this all goes... but anyway, things are a-okay for now.
On to my one year... I have pretty much stayed at 80 lbs down. I feel like this is something to celebrate! I would have liked to be 100 down... but honestly.. I am just going to keep on working on it and I know I can get there.
So much has changed in the past year... I feel so much better both physically and mentally.
I can do things I couldn't (or didn't want to) like hiking and biking and just walking around a festival. I am not out of breath or breathing hard. I sleep well, I don't snore, and I wake up refreshed. I feel like a somewhat normal person. I enjoy life much more. I make good eating choices MOST of the time. I enjoy clothes and shopping more.
However, I still have some work ahead of me. In the next year, I need to lose another 40ish lbs. I need to continue learning to use my tool for good and not evil... and I need to continue down a path of positive lifestyle... all still challenging, though less so.
I could not have made it this far without all my blog friends. Thank you for everything!