Back around October 17th, I started to stumble, and then fell, metaphorically. I really didn't do TOO much damage because I really didn't fall too far. In essence, I got what would be the equivalent of a skinned knee, or a couple of scrapes & bruises, by getting my weight back up to 182.8 after having reached 170'sville for a second time. Alas, I've had a bit of difficulty regaining my composure & balance, but that's okay because although I am still a bit wobbly, I am determined to once again stand erect and continue on my journey.
In the mean time though, between the start of my fall, and two weeks ago, Halloween eve to be precise, another of my cousins crossed to the other side at the young age of 70 years. My cousin Ron was more than a cousin to me, I am proud to say he was also a friend and my mentor. He was filled with so much love and passion, no matter what he taught or did, be it scuba diving, karate, language, mathematics or spirituality. He NEVER told us we HAD to follow his teachings or beliefs, he merely held the keys, the tools, and handed them to each us to take, or not take, the choice was always ours alone. Ronnie will be, and is already, sorely missed by all who knew him, but it is comforting to know that his spirit will be here among us for some time to come.
So now, here I am sitting at my computer, still trying to deal with my loss, but more than that, I am trying to stay out of my own way. I've just managed to get back onto the exercise track by working my upper body on Thursday, my lower body yesterday and my core today. I woke up the last couple of mornings with VERY sore muscles, so I KNOW I'm doing things right. Ha, ha, ha. My biggest stumbling block is STILL what I am eating. I have been living the junk food junket, like I said earlier, for the last few weeks. I am working at getting out of that mode and am still struggling, BUT. I'll get there for I shall NEVER give up!
So, here I am off and running, LITERALLY, back to square one once again, and along my way, I may not reach out to my dear, sweet supportive friends, but I know you are always there to lift me with your words, goodies and phone calls. As always, I am so very appreciative of all those helping hands, and if my story has helped to inspire or motivate even one person, then I am grateful for the chance to be there for you. I thank all of you for taking the time to not only to read my blogs, but also for any comments you may have left for me.
BTW, I would also like to share two of my beautiful daughter, AMYJEANHEALTHY's, awesome blogs SHE is MY inspiration.
Blog #1 "Put your weapon down..."
Blog #2 "7/18/2012 - Celebrating 25 years of marriage!!!"
I would LOVE to nominate both of these blogs for motivation, but alas, I do not know how to do that.