The Truth Shall Set Me Free!

You may have noticed things have been different around here. I don’t post frequently and when I do post it is in small bursts. All will be quiet around here and then Bam! maybe a sponsored post (or two or three). I’m sure many of you are wondering what is going on?

How is the weight loss maintainence going?
How is the running?
Exercise in general?

Well, I’ll just spill it in bullet form:

  • I’ve gained about 20 pounds from my lowest weight. Yup 20. And as I’ve proven in the past, I know how to lose it but, well, it hasn’t happened.
  • Running? Well, I did run in New Orleans with Mom Run 2.0. that was a great experience because it isn’t often that I get to run with my bloggy friends. It was a great 3.5 mile run and my first since the NYC 13.1 on April 2.
  • Other exercise - virtually non-existent unless you count me taking a breath every few seconds as exercise!

And I suppose the next question to answer is Why?

Well, I’ll tell you. Life is happening. Yes, life happens every single day that we live here on planet Earth, however, life is changing in these parts.

How? Well, the Cutie Booty household is in the process of divorcing. And that my friends has kept me in a rut of sorts. it is amicable and mutually agreed as the right thing to do but folks, it ain’t easy.

So, if you see more posts than usual that are sponsored, please forgive me. But Mama gotta make an income and at the moment writing for money is keeping food on my table! That is not to say I don’t want to write, I do. But sometimes I’m lacking motivation.

Please bear with me. I promise things will get better. They have to! You know what makes me happy? Spending time with my friends. In NOLA. See the gleam in the eyes of Bossy and I? 

Knowing I have good friends out there is what keeps me going. So don’t leave me, m’kay?


MorethanMommy said…
Hey, gal, I'm sorry to hear that. Take care of yourself - whatever that means on any given day!
Oh, Renee! Even a mutually agreed upon divorce is still a hard breaking! And I'm so sorry. I am praying for you--I know you have a church around you and I hope you can lean into them, too.

Please let me know if there's anything I can do or support I can give.

Love you!
kate said…
You are one of the most wonderful, strong, brilliant, admirable, and truly sincere women on this planet. I have the greatest confidence that you are making the best decisions for you and your family no matter how difficult. As always, you will be a leader in good times and bad and ultimately set an example for others.
Much love. I hope to see you sometime soon,
Krystal Grant said…
Renee!!!!! Oh if we could rub our magic lamps and make our lives a big bed of sweet smelling roses..wouldn't that be just divine? Things will settle down soon, I'm sure. But don't you hate the roller coaster ride? Up and and slow...exciting and boring....happy and terrified. I wish you all the best.
Sheliza said…
Hey Renee, you better make that $$ girl! The blog and all your loyal fans will be here. I wish you the best as always :)

PS- You must still post about your sweet boy when you can :)
KNWill said…
May you have peace during this transition. I am going through the same thing myself so my blog posting has been sporadic, too.
Kathleen said…
Oh, Renee, I'm sorry! I know you'll come out on the other end stronger and more wise in your life. We readers will still be here, cheering you on. Take care...
Bari said…
((hugs)) Renee. Your family is in my prayers. And, I'm not going anywhere.
Mommy Niri said…
Hey honey - missed you at Mom 2.0. Writing this takes strength - but you take as much or as little time as you need. Something tells me you know (always) how to bounce back and do it in style.
CurlyKye said…
I've only been reading for a short while now but I adore you! Sending hugs & prayers your way for the sake of all involved.

Don't worry...we'll be here when you're ready!
Arianne said…
You are so strong, and you deserve SUCH happiness. Love you muchly. <3
Lucrecer said…
I know you and I talked in January about our situations. I am praying for you and I know you will be just fine. Thing is, you always have been. Keep your head up and know you have a friend right here to chat with if you need to. Peace and blessings.
vrtish55 said…
Take care of yourself, you will be in my thoughts and prayers for strength!
Petula said…
Yes, life does happen, doesn't it? I totally understand the need to write for money and not always for fun... I understand divorce... The transitioning... Sigh. Good luck with everything and here's to hoping that the "new" life will soon flow with ease and peace.
Laila said…
(hugs) Wishing you the best during this transition in your family. You are one of the reasons I started blogging so I will definitely still be around!
Dimity said…
Sorry to hear that, Renee...if you can run (a big if, I realize) I'm sure it'll help you find some peace and quiet in your head. Sending you good vibes.
L. Michelle said…
Sorry to hear that you have been having a hard time. I am at a lost for words but I just wanted to come and let you know that you take all the time you need to get yourself right..and when you're done, we'll still be here :)
Andrea said…
Definitely keeping all of you uplifted in prayer. Whenever you are ready we will be here. Love ya girlfriend!
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Jessica Heights said…
I'm so sorry heart goes out to you! I will keep you in my prayers!
@BarbaraJones said…
I'm sure you are doing the right thing and when things settle down, you'll get back into your routine and back on track. You have to cut yourself some slack but remember to take care of you as well in the process. Easier said than done. I just want you to know that you have a whole community of friends behind you and I'm proud to be able to call you one as well. Let me know if you need anything. xoxo
anymommy said…
Just want to send my love & support to you, beautiful lady.
It was SO wonderful seeing you this weekend. You look fabulous- I'd love to have your rockin body! And I will be praying for provision and strength and peace for you. You are definitely a warrior. And a winner. You inspire me so much. Much love.

I'm so sorry Renee. I hope you know you have friends you can lean on hun. *hugs*
Tina said…
Praying for you sis, I know it is hard. In the midst of it all pray and run it works, pray while you run. Do your hair, get a mani pedi, pray and run. You have to take care of yourself and that includes your health so that you can be good for the babes and your self. Cuz once this storm passes and it will the sun will be beaming hard on you and you want to keep it fierce. Take care
Christie O. said…
Sending you love, hugs and prayers for peace, girlie! Your friends are here for you!
Keyona said…
Sorry to hear that. You are strong. Hang in there girlfriend.
Kathy Sykes said…
Whew...Life can get "complicated" sometimes but what's great is that we recognize, acknowledge, and make the best decisions we can "at the time". Pray your way through this transition because that is what's going to bring you peace on the inside when chaos is surrounding you on the outside. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Keep ya head up!!!
Thinking of you and wishing you all the best, but mostly peace of mind, Renee.
It was so wonderful to see your beautiful face this weekend.... even for a few moments. I'm sorry to hear you are going through this - even an amicable situation, I imagine, is a challenge. Will be thinking about you and sending you all kinds of love. You are one of the strongest people I know and I love knowing that you are surrounded by a community of people who adore you and will be here to lift you up! xoxo
(((HUGS))) I know you're a strong woman, and you'll get through this, but seriously, if you need anything at all, just let me know. Mwah!
Julian said…
We won't leave.
StacieinAtlanta said…
Oh Renee, I am so sorry. If you need anything, please let me know. We are so close by!
KNWill said…
Oh, I forgot one thing, about a month ago I wrote a post on "Coping with Life Adjustments" about my divorce and how to handle it with the children; I thought it might be helpful to you or anyone else in the same boat.
AmandaDufau said…
Renee, I'm so sorry to hear that. Even if amicable, it is a tough process, but I'm sure you'll both do right by Mekhi. Stay strong!
So sorry you are going through a tough time. Keep the sponsored posts on the table is a good thing!

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
Linda Sellers said…
Am here for you always. I mean that... you are a great mom and great friend and I admire you so much... big hugs to you!
I love you, friend. So wonderful to see and hang with you this weekend, and LAUGH! OMG! Sitting next to you two when you took that picture above, and that ENTIRE night? Magical. You mean a lot to me, sweetheart - please let me know if there's anything I can do for you, okay?

Miss you!! xox
Meghan said…
I am so sorry to hear this. My heart is breaking for you.
(((BIG HUGS)))
Al_Pal said…
Awww, dear lady. So sorry to hear that. As was said, I'm sure even amicable situations are tough; the ending of a chapter and loss of the previous normal.
Big *HUGS*, hope to see you in person sometime to deliver more of them. ;p
XOXOX ditto to Stacie above - call on us nearby folk if you need anything at all!!
Kris Cain said…

I am very sorry to hear that. I am here if you need to talk. Mine was just finalized in Oct 2010 after a 2.5 year process. It sucks!!! You say that it is mutually agreeable which sounds like you have a good attitude. So, if you want to talk to someone that is surely not going to tell you goofy things like "You should just stay together for the children", Let me know. I'm here. :)



P.S. Yes, the sponsored posts and ads are a MUST now aren't they??
Wifey said…
Hang in there, girl! You're strong and will get through it. I'm sure of it!

And, we'll all be right here!

Winks & Smiles,
Felicia said…

I was just reading something you posted on FB and it prompted me to visit your blog bc I haven't been here in so long (I am so sorry)! I am so glad I stopped by because I had no idea. Thank you for feeling comfortable sharing that detail of your life with us! Please, please let me know if there is anything at all I can do for you. DO NOT HESITATE to ask.
I read this the other day but didn't have the time to leave some love. Well as a result you have been in my thoughts all week. I can only guess at the stress and challenges in your life. I'm sending positive thoughts your way.
janet said…
This too shall pass Renee. It was brave of you to share this with the world. Please know it is received with love and warm wishes for you and your family. We won't leave you, we will continue to support you.

Take care.
Lisa A. said…
Hey Renee. We haven't been in touch for a while as I don't blog or tweet as often anymore but I'm sorry to hear about your divorce. I agree with so many others that it is very brave of you to share this with the world and I'm sure your courage will comfort other women in the same situation. You and your family are in my thoughts and may peace and love be with you.
Cat Davis said…
Renee, it has been awhile since I've hopped by your blog. I think the last time I was here I was watching a video of your quiet stream turning into a raging river from the heavy rains.

And now, I come by and this! My heart just hurts for you.

I hope once life settles down or at least becomes routine again that you find the motivation to continue your weight loss journey.
Barbara said…
An abundance of hugs to you Renee. You are right, sometimes, life just happens. You will emerge beautifully, I have no doubts.
I'm glad I finally saw this and am able to stop by and say that sometimes we have to go through the muck and mud to get to the garden. Much love and support.

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