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Day 1 and Other Life Thoughts

Sunday, August 19, 2018

I am not consistent about blogging. I am not consistent in much except for the work routine and being a great couch potato. Yesterday was a weird day for me. Three birthdays. One was for one of my youngest sisters. I last saw her when she was about 6 years old. She still lives with my mother and stepfather and her one memory of me is not a happy one. I would love to have this relationship healed, along with many others. The second birthday is for a former student. I knew Cassie when she was in 7th grade. She became a grandparent a few months ago. In addition to the "how does she get to be a grandparent? I don't feel that old" thoughts, there is some regret. I have never had children and never will. That starts me thinking about many other regrets, but I digress. The 3rd birthday is that of my friend and coworker who died in March this year when she lost her 3rd battle with cancer. Prayers for her dad, her 2 sisters and, most of all, for her very young son.

Day 1. I started the bone broth diet again. I have not been following it carefully for the last month or so. But, I have not gained any weight, so that's progress. I started the 21 day program today even though I know there is a company lunch this week that, depending on where we eat, could mean I have to start the count over again the next day. I swallowed my pride, took my measurements and stepped on the scale. I won't do that again until I complete 21 consecutive days.

I am very clear about why I want to do this. I want to rid my body of the pain of inflation and pounds. I want to see my energy level increase. My goal is to drop 14 pounds by the time my best friend comes to visit the week after Christmas. My hope is to lose 24 pounds in that same timeframe.

I saw today that the BMI scale has been revised downward since I last paid any attention. That means, according to it, my goal weight should be a lot lower than I originally thought. I want to achieve that goal before my short cruise in November 2019.

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    You are very dedicated to your work. Build on that dedication with your food and fitness. Take one of the Spark challenges if you must for a daily prodding of what needs to be done. The calendar challenges are great. You could do the exercise one. Sometimes you need accountability and the support of others.
    My apartment flooded again. It took two hours for the employee on call to finally come by. I guess water pouring into your apartment isn't an emergency. Everything in my closet was soaked. All my good clothing and jackets. The carpet was soaked in spite of all the stuff that was stored on top of it. Fortunately, it didn't hit my bed, was close. Mom immediately came over to take most of my clothing away. I did manage to wash two loads for her to take home, but they needed to be hung to dry and I had no where to do it. I am thinking of suing. I think its beyond the pale what I have put up with in this apartment. It reeks in my bedroom but I couldn't go stay at Mom's because my dad is going to be staying there. She is not any happier about this than I am, she doesn't much like her ex.
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