Sunday, January 18, 2009

So Where was I?

If you are reading this, you probably know me by another diet blogger name which I refuse to use anymore. That way of life/persona/chapter/book has ended, and I'm feeling it's time for a fresh start.

To catch you up on the last six months: I found out one day last summer, that my husband had been arrested. He called home that early afternoon, to ask me to bail him out of jail. After I asked him what he had been arrested for (it was bad), I told him he had made the wrong phone call and hung up on him. I knew at that moment, all those years of my suspicions had been right-on and I saw an opportunity to flee.

Thankfully, my children were visiting with my parents when all this occurred and I immediately packed up important papers and hightailed it north to be with them.

We never went back and our life in suburbia came to a screeching halt.

Over the next six months, I felt like I was on a roller coaster. Sometimes things were going very good then events would take a turn for the worse. But I survived and earlier this month, the divorce was finalized. And I am now ready to close that chapter on "Survival and Endless Waiting".

I accomplished what I wanted from the divorce - no access or possession of the children by their father. I also was able to get three of his parental rights revoked and at some point he has to reimburse me for all my lawyer fees.

A fresh start with a new blog and identity was needed. My head is in the right place (thanks to the healer) now I want my body to be in the right place and I always got such great support from you all.

So, hopefully that occasional funny lady shows up to write about the trials and tribulations of chronic dieting. And if it's OK with you, I might sometimes write about the divorce - just for healing purposes, and I promise it will not be too woe is me.

I feel like a brand spanking new 5-subject notebook, just waiting to be filled (with mostly ramblings of rubbish). But still, who doesn't love the endless possibilities of a blank notebook?


jen said...

Hi Doc M! Nice to see that you didn't just stop blogging and go underground. I'm very happy that you are starting a fresh chapter in your life and look forward to following along.

Scale Junkie said...

I'm so glad you've found your way out of that mess and into a fresh start.

Your life is full of empty pages waiting to be filled with wonderful memories, I'm looking forward to reading all about them.

:::big hugs:::

Jill said...

I love big blank notebooks!! And my kids both asked for blank notebooks for their next birthdays - funny how we all love a blank slate, huh?!

Here's to a new year, a new blog, and a shiny new blank slate!!

So glad you are back. :)

Vickie said...

Doing a little happy dance sitting here reading your first post - so glad you are back in blogland - I have really missed you.

Debbi said...

Such a happy, shiny, positive attitude ... I'm really looking forward to the new you.

Patience said...

Best of luck to you and your family. High hopes for your future!

And I love the new blog! I need to go back and reread TOTC. It was always a favorite.

sharla said...

Thanks for the email this morning! I smiled immediately!!!!! Love you, so glad your back

Michelle said...

Hello Blog friend, :D

You sound great and your new blog is off to a great start.
I can't wait to read what the blank pages will be filled with!


Hanlie said...

Hi Doc! I like your new home... it feels clean and uncluttered. I look forward to the next leg of your journey. Drop by my blog, I'm doing a give-away!

Dawn said...

Thanks for responding to my email. I have enjoyed reading you for quite some time. You sound like you are in a good place now and ready to take on the world. I wish you much luck and happiness and look forward to reading whatever you may want to talk about.

See....told you I'd comment for a change! Ha!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Honey, this is YOUR BLOG. Your Space. You write whatever you want, even if it is occasionally woe-is-me stuff. Write whatever calls to you to write, without censure. And we'll be listening. :)

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Honi said...

YAY for the new blog!!! as always I wish you so much joy in your life and goodness for you and your family!

Laura N said...

Love the new blog & everything about it. So glad you have made it through the darkest days. Now you know you can survive anything.

Looking forward to seeing more of you around here! And I agree with Sally--you write whatever the heck you want. You don't need to hold back. We want to be here for you, through thick & thin.

Anonymous said...

I love a new adventure. Do not worry about the "woe is me". We all need a little pep talk from others now and then. We are here for you. You are not alone. I wish you much joy in your new life! Sheri

wendy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by...really happy to hear from you. I was just thinking about you when I saw a Rescue Me commercial the other day. I'll catch up reading your other posts later in the week.