430 To Fit is Moving!
Moving has a lot to do with 430 To Fit
As many readers will already know, I am an American, but I live in the Philippines. I have been an American Expat here for nearly 20 years. I have not been in the United States since May 2000. It’s been a long time!
But, surprise! My wife and I have decided to move back to the United States.
When will we be moving?
Our schedule is somewhat fluid right now, no firm date has been set, but we are hoping to be back in the United States in mid-January 2019. So, that means that it is not very far off!
The reason that it is difficult to set a firm date at this time is that we have commitments to fulfill, and also we need to basically sell everything we own in order to move. It was not hard to move all of our belongings to the Philippines back in 2000, but moving the stuff back to the United States is much more difficult, and much more costly as well.
We just started selling our things a few days ago, and it is going much quicker than anticipated, so I think our mid-January timeframe will very doable.
Well, that is probably not obvious, but let me explain.
Since I started getting near the end of my weight loss journey, I have been getting a lot of invitations to speak at low-carb events, medical conferences and other such public events. Most of this is located in the United States. I want to start participating in some of these kinds of events.
I also want to get into doing some coaching to help others with things like weight loss and health improvement.
Where I live, in the Philippines, things like low-carb eating and fasting are not popular or even widely accepted. In the United States (and other parts of the world) these things are becoming more commonplace and accepted by both the medical community and the general public. I feel that if I really want to get into this, the USA is the place for me to do it.
In addition to the business aspect of moving for 430 To Fit, it will also enhance my ability to live the low-carb lifestyle. A lot of low carb options are not even available here in the Philippines. In the United States, there are just so many choices!
But there are other reasons for moving
My wife and I have been considering making the move for about 3 years now (actually, nearly 4 years, I guess). We have gone back and forth in our thinking, but we finally decided to pull the trigger and do it.
The main reason was that my wife, Feyma, has been wanting to move back to the USA. In the 90s, I wanted to move to the Philippines, I had to convince Feyma (although she is Filipino and I am not), and she was a trooper. Now, I feel it is my time to give her a shot at living where she wants to live. Now that I have decided I am ready to go back, I am very excited and ready to go back “home” (although I have felt strongly for years that the Philippines had become my home).
Two of our kids have already moved to the United States, and I think both my wife and I would like to be a little closer to them.
One of our kids, Aaron, is living in Atlanta, Georgia.
Our youngest son, Jared, is working 10 months of the year in Alaska, and the two “off months” he will be living with his brother in Atlanta as well.
So, where will Bob & Feyma live?
We have decided to live in Logansport, Indiana.
We have never lived in the mid-west before, but we are excited to give it a try. Feyma has a good employment possibility there, and she is excited for that.
Being in the middle of the country offers easy travel to other parts of the United States too. Since I plan to participate in low-carb health events, travel will be part of what I do, so the central part of the country offers good travel possibilities, in my view.
So, mid-January, we’ll be heading out and making a big life change! We are both really looking forward to it!