Saturday, October 13, 2007

long-overdue post

I'm still alive and well here, just very busy! Shauna's comment reminded me how much things have changed -- back in July I was so immersed in blog culture that I went to a convention on blogging. Now I haven't read or posted in weeks! I'm not sure I'll ever be able to be as plugged in as I was this summer, but maybe I can find an in-between spot somewhere.

I have so many major life events happening right now, and I'm also commuting about 3 hours roundtrip a day. So between trying to sell my current house, buy a new one, prepare for my dissertation defense, and learning how to do my new job, there's plenty to keep me busy. And after looking at a computer all day at work, I'm not really that interested in logging in at home.

Weight Watchers has gone by the wayside, but I need that structure again. I am going to start counting points again, even if I can't make it to the meetings. It's too easy to go back to my old habits without my journal to remind me of my goals. And I'm going to try to check into the blogs at least once in a while to get that extra boost of motivation.

Thanks for checking in on me. Hopefully things will settle down a little soon.


  1. I figured you were wrapped up in dissertation stuff. Good to see you around though!

  2. Your life is full and busy and you're focusing on the things that you need to be doing right now. The Diss Defense will soon be behind you and you'll be Dr. Jen. We love you lots and are glad you're happy.

  3. it's so easy to fall completely out of blogland -- sometimes you just need a break!

  4. With all of those things going on, it's understandable that something has to go by the wayside. And, that's why I figured blogging would be one of those somethings. I'm glad you wrote something and I hope life gets less hectic for you.

  5. Hey there! It's good to see you again. You have a very rich "real" life right now. Nothing wrong with putting the time in where it's needed. Once a month updates are perfectly acceptable right now. Just don't go away completely, 'kay?

    Good luck with EVERYTHING!!!!

  6. Are the weight watchers meetings really that important? If you know you're doing well, keeping yourself on track and you're seeing the weight drop off of you, on top of having to buy new clothes - do you really need to stand in front of someone else with a clipboard to validate this?

    Don't mind me, I'm just confused by the WW lifestyle. The points configuration alone is enough to make me dizzy.


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