Well, that was a rough road


Hopefully it's all behind me now. It all started a few months back. Our neighbors kids moved out of the house and the owners moved in. We had had little contact with them and didn't know them very well at all. Well, things went downhill pretty quickly. The boyfriend pissed off the neighbor above who is friends with my husband. Then Charlie wouldn't stick up for the boyfriend in an argument with the neighbor above, that pissed off the boyfriend. Next thing we know he is totally freaking out over Bella and threatening to kill her and kick Charlie's ass and calling us all kinds of names and stuff. It got ugly fast. We ended up having sort of an armed truce that was not good and not getting better on it's own. We had looked into putting in some serious fencing like swimming pool fencing I went to the other neighbor and talked to them about trying to find a way to settle this thing. To make a very long story slightly shorter, we had mediation on Monday and Wednesday and it went really, really well. We worked out the problems and have at least come to a place where we can live next door to each other without feeling like we lived in an armed camp. But that's not the point of this post.

I knew I was under some stress over this whole situation but I had no idea how much. I knew my stomach was in knots a lot of the time, I could feel it. What I did not know was all the other things it was doing to me. I was tired a lot. My food intake was horrible. I didn't sleep well most of the time. Bad. For the last 2 weeks I have felt like I was coming down with something. After the last mediation on Wednesday everything started to clear up. I no longer feel like I'm getting sick. I'm sleeping really, really well. My stomach is no longer in a knot. And I feel more energetic. Wow!! What a difference. I feel like a new person.

I am firmly convinced that because of all that stress, I haven't been successful at my health changes. Now that I'm feeling so much better, I'm ready to try it again. I'm ready to really tackle and work at my weight loss. I can not tell you how much better I feel. I want to get back into working out. I'm riding my bike everyday but I need to add weights. So tonight I'm going to get a good night's sleep and tomorrow morning it's off to Weight Watchers and a new beginning. I am definitely looking forward to it.

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