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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Just weighed myself--another 0.4 lb down. More exciting: I've lost 1.5 waist inches since I started my personal challenge two weeks ago! Since I didn't lose in hips & bust, I am now back to my normal pear shape, yay! My upper arm & thigh both shrank a bit as well.

This week was a challenge because our office was still littered with treats a couple of days, plus I ate festive food with friends a couple of nights & went out to eat last night. I tried to eat judiciously & tracked as well as I could. The average for the week is just barely within my recommended range. And when I finish my exercise today, I'll have completed my target 150 minutes for the week.

I still want to lose at least 13.2 lbs & several more inches overall. This coming week I don't have any dinners out on my calendar (yet). I'm going to try to bring down my calorie count in order to pick up my shrinking pace.

Dear SASSACAIA asked how I am, which reminded me that it has been awhile since I posted anything more personal than my thoughts about shrinking my debt & my weight/waist. I'm struggling against depression a bit this winter as I always do, but being more regular with exercise is helping a LOT. Also I was in a highway accident on 12/26 but seem unharmed & am going to receive reimbursement for most of what I paid to repair my car. I'm incredibly thankful to have survived that very dangerous event.

In December I learned that my ex has moved back to his native city/country. He will be returning to the apt. he shared in my neighborhood sometime this month to collect "his" stuff (I put it in quotes because he bought all of it with my $$!) & have a farewell party. But basically he's gone. His sister contacted me through FB to find out about his work history & living situation--her experience with him, like mine, tells her that she can't trust what he says. So I told her the truth, & she said it didn't surprise her in the least but she was very sorry I'd had to go through that. She & his other siblings are very concerned that he not mooch off their mom, who is in her mid-80s. Not my problem anymore! But I'm glad they're on it. This all helps my process of resolution of the trauma I lived with him for 7+ years.

Today is special: I've made an appointment with myself, once I exercise, eat breakfast, & shower, to go downtown to Jewelers' Row with the wedding rings. I'm going to dress up for it & make it an occasion. I'll stop by several jewelry shops & compare what they would pay me for the two rings. Then I'll sell them to the highest bidder & take myself out for a modest lunch! Whatever I make will, appropriately, go toward debt paydown.

Happy midwinter! emoticon (Or summer if you're in the southern hemisphere.) emoticon (We actually are having the winter with the least snow on record in Chicago . . .)
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    Ruth, you sound so upbeath and in charge of your life. Independence suits you quite well. Keep posting -- we're here for you! -Rebecca
    1947 days ago
    You don't sound the least bit depressed as I read & can hear you saying this words Ruth. lol You are so refreshingly warm & witty & I enjoy each interaction with you. You should vlog about your experience on Jewelers Row? No matter what you do you do it with style & such care.

    God bless Ruth & enjoy your lunch!

    1948 days ago
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