Monday, August 05, 2019
Today I weighed in at 299.8. I'm officially out of the 300s. I'm excited. I'm working on setting some new goals for the month and for the rest of the year. I received my A1C results yesterday. I'm down to 6.8 from 8.1. I'm really happy about that. I'm going to keep working on getting that lower.
I'm still down because of the death of my dog, Pepe, last week. I miss him. It's weird to wake up and not see him spinning in excitement at the start of the day. I miss the way he crawled on my laptop and onto my chest when he wanted mt attention. I received flowers from Chewy.com and from my veterinarian. They are really pretty. My next-door neighbor gave me a card and a beautiful heart stone with Pepe's name on it. I received tons of condolences on Facebook and Twitter and support from people here too. It really helps to have people to lean on. I've got to remember to not let myself get so isolated.
I've been snuggling my other dog, Lilo, more frequently. She was pretty down last week, but she seems to be doing better. Today, when I woke up, she jumped up on my bed and gave me kisses. It was a nice way to greet the day.
I realized today that I'm enjoying this journey. It's no longer just about getting to a certain weight. It's more about getting healthy, learning about myself, and trying to live a fulfilling life. I'm striving for progress instead of perfection. I'm learning about mindfulness and not putting so much pressure on myself. Small changes. Small victories.