So happy you got to go to Israel and be with the family :) I had to laugh at your "cankle" picture on FB when you got back - happens every time I'm on a long flight!! Thinking of you always - sending hugs your way!
I have so many relatives that died in spring that it is a little melancholic for me. We have 3 on the same day and 2 on another. One of the days is April 22 and it's coming up soon and I am always uneasy.
I agree about the secluded island. Thankfully my home here is practically like that. I'm not throwing in the towel but I could certainly use some kind of break on the weight loss/health front. I feel like I am not accomplishing anything. I'm fat and I'm weak.
Bun died March 10. She had problems and was gone in 4 days. Depressing for me as she was my girl or I was hers. She actually was in charge. She was old and had kind of lost interest in life once Reekie was gone. I'm tired of watching pets die - 3 in 7 months. Squeaker took it really hard. She tried to save her for days. We removed Bun from the cage before she died. A couple of weeks later we took Porkie and Blocker for dental surgery and Blocker almost died during surgery from aspiration. We thought she was a goner, the vet especially, and she had a rough few days but is no worse than ever now. Squeaker just had surgery and she had a rough time too though not as bad as Blocker. Squeaker had to have a tooth pulled but she is pulling out of it. We only have 4 left now and don't want to lose any more. They are getting old. They don't tolerate surgery any more. We have 4 empty cages now and thousands of dollars of equipment that we will never use again. We are trying to figure out what to do with it.
Stress is becoming the norm for me. I'm fortunate I didn't get real sick from it.
Ian came home for Easter. He is fat like Benny and me and I worry about it. His life isn't much fun - all consuming work. Most of the time he doesn't even have time to be lonely. He gets off work, at least twice a week at 8:30, works at least two 12.5 - 13 hour days every week, then and has to do laundry, cook supper, clean, etc.
I'm to the point where I am setting small goals and being satisfied with them. Big ones are out of the question. I'm trying to at least get 7 hours of sleep a day, floss daily and brush my teeth twice a day, and keep the artificial sweeteners down. I am not having any soft drinks on some days and have cut my artificial sweetener intake in half. It wasn't a lot to begin with but I am having even less. I have traded in trying to get in lots of steps for doing outdoor work I can do in short bursts because my knee pops, my hip hurts, me feet hurt. I have finally come to realize that I will probably have to lose some weight before I can increase my steps and that is a problem as I have never done it that way before. I am trying for a minimum of 5000 steps every day now. 2 miles instead of my usual 6 - disgusting. I am also checking out some paleo cookbooks from the library as I want to try new recipes. I was disappointed that so many of them are trying to replace baked goods and desserts and really what I want are more interesting entrees and side dishes. The books I got are excellent though.
Your turn. LOL. Tell me everything. Unload on me. LOL.