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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I have had way too much on my plate lately. Mentally and literally. I have been struggling to keep my head above water since the first of the year. A lot of the things causing my issues have been out of my control, some are self created. I have worked every day since the beginning of the year, most of them for 12 hours or more. I am just plain tired. Some things that I committed to before my work life imploded, simply had to be done, some I still wanted to try to accomplish. Some important people in my life had health issues, and I had to take on their workload in addition to mine. No one plans these things, they just happen. They usually happen at the worst time, and they did overwhelmingly this year. I kept telling myself, "just get past this week, next week will be better", well, no, it wasn't. However, things are now falling into place, and I feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders today. I feel lighter and more optimistic than I have in a long time. I waffled on signing up for the 5% challenge, but I talked myself into it. I have not been a very good team mate. I am not proud of that. I am grateful for the support that I have received. I will say that I have truly done the best that I could. I weigh less than I did at the beginning of the year, and that is unbelievable. I have not lost much, but I am not heavier than before. I would normally meet this kind of life challenge with a full plate of food, and a lot of snacks, so I will be happy with my small accomplishment. I am so proud of everyone here that keeps putting one foot in front of the other. We all have similar stories. We all have work issues, health issues, family issues, but we are making a choice to do something to better ourselves, even if it is just one small accomplishment at a time. emoticon
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