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Sunday, March 24, 2019

I avoided the scale for the last week or so. I used my birthday and St. Patrick's Day and other food events as an excuse for not being disciplined. I was not surprised to see that I gained over 7 pounds in just under 3 weeks. Bleh...

I decided to snap that streak today. I had my BF take a "before" picture and launched my 30 day challenge. Tracking food, exercising (a little), increased water. So far so good.

This morning, the cool breeze and the blue sky were enticing. To my surprise, BF wanted to walk with me. There's a dormant mall not far from the house. We drove there and walked and talked. We stopped for about a minute during the walk, but, other than that, it was about 30 minutes walking! I have not been able to walk that length of time for a long time! And, for me, it was great because HE was the one who needed to stop, not me! We're on this journey together!

Today is a day of reflection as well. It was my cousin's birthday (she was killed in a car accident in December 2006, leaving behind 3 children) and it is also the anniversary when my eldest cousin learned that there was nothing that could be done about his cancer. The VA hospital sent him home to spend as much time as he had left with his family. I got to meet Jack once and will always wish I had more time with him...The family still hurts.
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