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*peeks around the corner*

Oh... Hi!

Ahem... yes... well... guess what?



It's been a long, strange road and it still isn't done.

Can you imagine that today was the first day that I've decided that I'm going to try to take back some control over my daily life?

Yupp. There it is. ^^

I've been doing nothing but working and working and just *reacting* to things for the last year.

I wake up early, run around like crazy, trying to get done in time to catch my train(s) to work. Then I work. All day. Without a break. I come home late, drop everything, make dinner, eat and by the time I'm done, the only thing I have energy left over for is playing a bit of WoW. Or reading. And then I fall into bed and the whole cycle starts again. Weekends have turned into cleaning-up-doing-laundry-sleeping-in days.

This is not the way to do things.

So here, now, today, I have decided to change this. Not the work part, that just needs to be done the way it is at the moment. But the private part. The part where I come home and *do* things that are good for me.

One of those things is losing weight, again. I've finally caved and joined Weight Watchers. My business partner has been doing the online program for a month now and she's really happy. And she's losing weight, doing it. Not fast, but steadily. And eating healthy at the same time. So I joined up. I'm doing it online, because that's a lot easier than trying to go to a group. I *don't* have time for groups.

And then I've decided that I would do one thing that isn't WoW every evening. Either something creative, or housework stuff, or doing my filing, or whatever. But something that requires more effort out of me than just turning on the computer and running around virtual worlds for hours.

I did the filing part this evening.

One of those things that I will be doing is checking into LJ again more often. Though I'm on Facebook most of the time now (not that I *post* anything there, but since we use it for business purposes, I have an account there) - you can find me here - I will be adding LJ to my open tabs at the office. I probably won't be posting any more often than so far, but I'll be *reading* again.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to catch up with all your posts, so if there's anything particular that you think I should read, just let me know.

I have more to share - and will in the next few days - but I have to get it sorted in my head, first. :)

I missed you all... *HUGS*

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amarissia
Feb. 18th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
RAVEN! *hugs*

Cloud: "RAVEN!" *runs for hugs*
Zack: "Yo! Been a while!"

You go, girl, taking control of your life. I hope Weight Watchers goes well for you. I'm trying to eat healthier too, despite the bottles of soda calling to me every time I go food shopping. :) Getting ready for gastric bypass surgery too!

I know you're busy, but I'll be looking out for you to occasionally post. I friended you on Facebook, under my real name.
ravensilver
Feb. 19th, 2013 10:54 am (UTC)
Added you on FB. :)

I hope the surgery goes well for you! It's such a burden - in every sense of the word... So far, WW seems to be working. I'm down 4 pounds. And I'm a lot more aware again of what I'm eating. With me, it's the chocolate. ^^

I'll try to see what I can do, post wise. :) I put up a new cabinet in the kitchen, so I'll have some pics to share. :)

*HUGS Cloud* I'm so glad to see you again.

*waves to the Choir* We'll see, maybe even the muse will come back... ^^
amarissia
Feb. 22nd, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
AGH, I'm the same, I can't go without chocolate. Especially this time of year, what with the Cadbury mini-eggs all over the place. After the surgery, my chocolate protein shakes will have to tide me over.

PICS! Be careful, Cloud will try to get in them. :)

Oh, I hope the muse comes back. Comes back naughtier than ever!

*massive hugs*
lil_1337
Feb. 19th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
*hugs* That is a really bad cycle and it eats up your life before you even realize it. I'm glad you are doing things for yourself and that you will be around more.
ravensilver
Feb. 19th, 2013 10:57 am (UTC)
Yes, it does. And I'm getting too old to let that go by without doing something against it.

We'll see how long my enthusiasm holds up. :)
tortilla_lady
Feb. 19th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
Dear god, it sounds like our days are the same. :/ Except, substitute fanfiction for WoW.

One thing that has helped me keep my sanity is that my friends and I instituted a friend night. Every Friday we meet up at someones house (or cafe if everyone has sitters), we hang, chat, and defrag. It has helped all of us immensely. I suggest it for everyone.

Good luck with Weight Watchers, I'm doing the calorie count/exercise thing. I've lost 5 pounds so far, which isn't much, but I'm happy to see any progress, even if it is slow.
ravensilver
Feb. 19th, 2013 10:59 am (UTC)
*gg* Seems to be the norm these days.

I spend an evening a week with my daughter, watching DVDs. We always choose a film from our collection and we eat in front of the TV. ^^

I've lost 4 pounds so far. A good beginning, I think. :)
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ravensilver
Feb. 19th, 2013 10:59 am (UTC)
*HUG back* ^^
orehime
Feb. 20th, 2013 10:43 am (UTC)
YAY! ♥
sphinxofthenile
Feb. 21st, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

It's a great thing that you decided to save more time for yourself. Hope it works out well and will make you content and happy.
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