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Goals & Gratitude 8/21/19

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Well, I got some sad news this afternoon. Yet another one of my friends is getting divorced. That's the second couple this year that I friends with that this has happened. For both it was a shock to me because I thought their marriages were strong, but I guess not. It certainly does not encourage me to get married.

I am down to the lowest I have been (195.2 lbs.) since 2015. I think it's because I cut out coffee this week so I haven't been drinking my calories. I also haven't been nighttime eating. I'm really working on that right now. My main goal to not eat once I go to bed, even if I can't sleep. I've been reading at 1 AM to try to quell that. I've also been listening to my audiobooks. I've finished two books already this week on my Nook and I will finish one book on Audible either tonight or tomorrow. I would really like to start the Biggest Loser challenge in a couple of weeks at below 195 lbs. I'm active, not honorary, this time around, so I really want to lose some weight.

I'm slowly getting caught up in school. I'm caught up in my Auditing class as of this morning. I finished all the work that was due Monday and turned it in. My Managerial Acc't class is another story. I have until Friday to finish the work that was due this week. I started the work today, but didn't come close to finishing it. I went to the gym in the late afternoon and then I lose my energy when I got home, as typically happens. This is why I tend to work out late in the evening as I'm usually so tired afterwards I'm ready for bed. I will try walking tomorrow and Friday at 6:30 or 7 PM like I was doing before. While I like going to the gym in the afternoon, I just get nothing done afterwards!

Tonight's Goals:
1) Do the dishes.
2) Put away the laundry that's in the dryer.
3) Start reading Ch. 11 for Auditing.

Tomorrow's Goals:
1) Finish the homework for Managerial Acc't.
2) Work on the study guide for the same class.
3) Continue reading for Auditing.

Today I'm Grateful For...
1) That I was moderately productive today.
2) That I did get to the gym.
3) New books.
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    Well you sound like you have some good ideas, you should be able to make some good progress 👍
    110 days ago
    emoticon its hard act to balance school and fitness time sorry about your friends it does make you stop and think bout you but you have your faith to help you when you chose to get married . .
    110 days ago
    Congrats on your weight loss!

    All of our friends are divorced now. We are the only couple still together.
    110 days ago
    Have a wonderful day.
    110 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your friends. I will light a candle when I go to church for them.
    110 days ago
    I am sorry about your friends but like my predecessors commenting here I am married and have been for 35 years and in spite of my teasing remember I have stuck with him through every war since the early 80's he has done tours of Duty in every Godforsaken hole you can think of.We don't watch shows like Blackhawk down for entertainment value but to pick out the mistakes in them ! My husband had more than one tour of Afghanistan and yes he was there for our 25th anniversary.This year was our 35th anniversary.He drove two hours north in winter to get me a new service dog when my last one died.We live in Northern Alberta it is cold here. .He married me knowing I had more broken bones than most people and he understood clearly I was not going to grow old without being pushed in a wheelchair.He is still here.In sickness and health. I have lived through PTSD and other ailments but we have a daughter we are proud of and we both have a sense of humour about all we have been through.It takes more than just looks but true friendship to make a marriage work!
    111 days ago
    DREAM19 says it best. I'm married too, 35 years and going for a "life sentence."
    111 days ago
  • no profile photo DREAM19
    Good luck to you! Sorry about your friends but always remember what happens with others doesn't happen to everyone. Not everything is meant to be. If it helps my husband and I have been married for 20 years and still going strong! Chin up! Spark on!
    111 days ago
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