K-mom---I did NOT MISS IT! You're back to 10X4!!!!! This is BIG. Yippeeeee, Yay and job well done. Whatever you're doing that got you there, keep doing it!
Don't you feel great and proud of your efforts? I sure hope so, because we all know so easily, for everyone else, how hard this battle can be, and how much we love to celebrate every one else's victories. But, we darn need to give OURSELVES a hug when we've achieved another milestone. Pffffffffttttttt, doesn't matter if we've done it before. What matters is that we chase it right back to happening again. You've done that. Bravo.
And yes, I DO think Ozark is worth giving more of a chance to. If I crossed off every series from my list that includes some violence, there would be a whole lot less to watch and I would have missed some really good series. Life is full of ALL KINDS of stories. I want to read/see as many of them I can that suit my curiosity to live outside the one blessed life I've been given. What we all want outside of our own bubbles, is a decision unique to all of us.
Jaz---You are circling around to your truth. And I think not just about the woe, but in other ways as well. Every single moment of breathing is a process and one that is ever changing...or else you've given up.
Now, I know you haven't given up. I know you're a fighter. So, no matter the ups and downs, I have great faith in you, and your ability to fight back. 4 pounds down! YAY. You're back on track, none the less for your experimenting.
It ALL adds in, and eventually leads us to where we need to be.
Trigger---All is cool, right? You're doing your thing and doing it so darn well. And we've all seen that from you here for a long time. You put your stake in the ground to what answered to your needs, and you have lived it and succeeded at it. Another Bravo.
Lori---SO cool for your hubby to have this chance to re-visit what he used to do. Sounds like he's enjoying it. Man, I SO WISH, that there was a group like say, the Peace Corps, only the Senior Corps. We, the more senior STILL have so much to give. Some of that can be volunteer, but other parts should be paid for. We don't listen to our older people in this culture, and we don't value their experience enough. And frankly, I'm a talking about those over 50---so far, STILL, from an end to everything they have to offer.
Nic---So, tomorrow. Taking a deep breath for you and you are on my mind. Good luck pal, it's a hard deal. He'll be tearful too, you betcha, but he is the one going forward to something he must answer to, and is inevitable at his age. You are left with a bit of an absence, and if my experience means anything, it will haunt for awhile. But not long. He will find a way to include you in his life away, and pretty soon that will be the new normal. He'll be happy and growing, and you'll be standing back and letting him do it, WHILE finding some more time for what YOU want to be be and do as your birdies fly off.
I am on plan again today. And now with every day, I try to make a few improvements.
I just don't give a crap about the scale at this point, I don't need it to tell me what I can feel, for the better and the worse. After so many years of weighing myself, I feel free of that for now. I will get on that dang thing every now and then, but no need for me to say when or how often for now.
Because frankly, this is a really tough time for me, and what I need to do is do my best, every day, when it comes to my woe. Ive seen the way the scale sizes up our efforts. Often not encouraging. So with everything goin' on for me, I can leave the scale behind for a bit. Like I said, I think I can FEEL my way into what's right for me. Sure DON'T feel great when I let my woe go.
Happy to say my determination to NOT gain all that weight back, or even half of it, is serving me very well, even in these more challenging times. I'm on it, gals!