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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Just writing a quick update on life here. I haven't lost any weight nor have I really tried. With the holidays and the stress of this last week, I just lost my mojo. For those of you who read my status updates, you know about what's gone on this week. It just has been a week from H-E-double hockey sticks. Christmas was okay except for the family fighting. But it just seems it can't be a holiday or a visit without someone fighting. It's ridiculous how much my family fights. I did get some nice tupperware to store things in since I didn't have enough for storage, I got a new PS2 game, a blender, and a couple of ornaments my mom bought for my first Christmas, which was a picture of me at 9 months old (so cute!) and this bottle with all my birth info written on it (also cute). Then on Wednesday, I go out in zero degree weather and my car won't start. I figure, okay, it's too cold to start since it's hated the cold the last few years like crazy and I'll try again later. I tried all day and all it does is crank but won't turn over. I'm going okay, great. What's wrong now? This being the second break down in the 8 years I've had it, I had a feeling it was something major. I call my gramma up and she says she'll have AAA tow it to my work where there's a garage and my boss is an ex mechanic and see if we can figure out and hopefully fix what's wrong. They finally look at it. It's getting fuel, so not the fuel pump. It's getting power, so not the battery or spark plugs. So my boss finally gets out to look at it since the regular guys are officially stumped at this point and he tells me it's the timing gears. Yup, my feeling is right. Getting it fixed will cost more than it's worth. Which pisses and depresses me to no end. As I said before, I've had that car for 8 years. I have a lot of memories tied in with that car. Yes, I'll always have the memories, but now I have to find someone who wants to buy it to fix it up for a demolition derby and give it a warrior's death that way, or sell it for scrap. Either way, I can't keep it. And that hurts. So I'm sitting here without a car and I feel like I've lost my best friend. That car was a war horse, let me tell you. Anyway, moving on. Then last night I went out to check the mail and as I was on my way back, there was an ice spot that I hit and I fell and cut and bruised my knee fairly well. It's still sore, but it's better than it was last night. And this morning I woke up with my nose all itchy and mildly stuffy and a lil runny and all that fun stuff. So now I think I'm catching a head cold to top it all off. Add insult to injury. Pfft. So yeah, I haven't had the world's greatest week. But I'm telling myself that I need to let everything go and move on. Life moves on whether or not I like it. Time to find a new car, time to heal from an unlucky fall, and time to get over this cold by stopping the junk food sorry for myself crap that I do and getting back to exercise. It's almost a new year. Time for change.
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    I hope the new year brings good luck for you. Feel better soon.
    1940 days ago
    When it rains, it pours! I get sentimental about things like cars, too, so understand your feeling of loss. It's more than just the loss of transportation!

    But you're right - it's time for a change. On the bright side, the car didn't leave you stranded and gave you 8 good years. Your fall ended with a cut, but no ER visit or surgery. And colds will come and go! We're about to embark on the adventure of 2013 - I hope this time next year has us both checking off our list of "goals achieved"!
    1940 days ago
    As uncomfortable as it can be sometimes forced changes are so that new and better things can happen. Maybe the next car will bring on the making of even better memories.

    Funny how attached you can get to a car. The first car I bought myself was my baby and when it got wrecked I cried all the way to the crusher. But, it led to a new car that was far more reliable that took me all the way to Key West and back on $250.

    I wish you luck with your weight loss journey. Stress isn't a friend to weight loss and family stress seems like it's impossible to shake off as easy. I just look at it like this...I'm thankful that at least I have family and they are there to p*ss me off.
    1940 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/30/2012 1:59:12 PM
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