My Normal Isn’t Healthy

I’m back to normal.  What is normal for me these days?

  • I ride a bike almost everywhere
  • I go out to eat often and overeat when I do
  • I drink beer several times a week
  • I gain weight
  • I suffer from depression

Maybe it’s time to not be normal.  I want to lose more weight and be healthier and happier.

I do have one change coming that I’m not quite sure of my feelings about.  Kristy and I are splitting up.  I’m not going to go into details except to say that we still love each other, but we rushed into marriage.  I’ll miss her, but I’m glad she’ll still be around town.

The question is, will that help me to focus on my goals, or push me toward beer, food, and self-loathing even more?

She won’t be moving out for another six weeks (give or take).  Once she does, I’ll work toward some of my simple living goals, which should help me determine what is important in my life.

Relationships are hard.  This failure has taught me things and will hopefully give me focus for the future.

5 thoughts on “My Normal Isn’t Healthy”

  1. I am saddened to hear of the split. Yes, relationships are hard, especially in our self-focused culture. In my experience, relationship, exercise, and faith are great aids against depression. I understand, however, that some cases require even more. I wish for you, improved health…physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

  2. It sounds like you’ve reached a sort of turning point in your life again — one of those times for reassessment and so forth. It will be interesting to see where this one takes you!

  3. Pondero,
    Thanks for your thoughts. I’ll tough it out one way or another.

    It is a turning point. I just don’t know what direction I’m turning yet.

  4. I hope you are able to adjust focus in a productive way. Riding has helped me get through a couple of different turning points in my life, I know it has done the same for you. Hopefully it will, once again.

  5. thanks for being so candid. we face a lot of the same issues and you give me food for thought. 🙂

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