exercise, food, laid off, money, recovering from surgery, weight loss

The news from Lake Weightbegone

Well, it’s been a quite week in Lake Weightbegone, my new hometown out here on the edge of good health.

There has been bad news on the economic front. I was laid off on Friday of last week. I didn’t see it coming. It was a shock. So I’ve been at home instead of being at work all week.

However as I’ve tried to stay positive about the job hunt. I feel pressure to find employment but not pressure to grab the first job that comes along. That feels OK.

Oddly enough being unemployed has been a good thing for my weight loss effort. With less money available I didn’t eating out this week. When we went shopping on Sunday I was careful to spend money on groceries that give me a lot of bang for my buck. More veggies. More turkey and chicken. Less junk food.

Now that I’m lactose intolerant my morning coffee has become a morning tea. I can’t have the creamer I love–and I would use lots of creamer. I don’t like the taste of coffee without creamer so I’ve turned to tea with a little sugar and a little 1% lactose free milk.

This week I walked 6 days out of 7. Wow. Best I’ve done all year. I try to walk at about 9am. I pull on my sneakers, get my walking stick and hit the road. I walk in my neighborhood and I only walk about a mile and a quarter but it feels good.

Now that I have a Fitbit again I am tracking my steps, distance, sleep, fluid intake and food intake. I’ll be checking in with this info as the weeks go on.


Down 1.0

And that’s the news from Lake Weightbegone

…where all the women are strong because they workout

…all the men are good looking because they watch their portion sizes

…and all the children are above average when it comes to their activity points

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The finances of recovery

Wednesday July 31, 2019

I am cleared to return to work in seven days. And I really need to get back to work.

We are not a family with an abundance of financial means. We have to watch every penny. With me unable to work because of surgery and recovery we have struggled financially. As a family we need my full time salary. I need to be back in the saddle making money.

I’m glad to see my return to work date drawing near. Even with my return to work next week, we will not feel the effect of that work for almost a month. We still have very stressful times ahead. May God help us to stay afloat.