SP Premium
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 76,121

Where to start?

Friday, July 31, 2020

I cannot believe it's been almost two years since I blogged. A lot fell by the wayside, including good habits.

I thought 2020 would be better than 2019 as I didn't think it could get worse and then welcome Covid-19. But, I do get to work from home, so no commute and I can control a lot more, like when I exercise and my food. Much fewer temptations when you are controlling what's in the house.

On June 8, I recognized that I needed help again to lose the weight I have gained. All of the good things I did with SparkPeople many years ago, out the window. I have now got to lose all of that weight, plus a bit more, all over again. I sometimes can't believe I let it get this far, but sometimes life just gets ahead of us.

2019 was not a good year. Around Memorial Day, my Mother passed away. I was lucky in that I had just visited her and had spoken with her the night before. However, while I was worried once again, I didn't expect that phone call. I'm the Executor of the estate and it is very hard to close out someone's life. We were so close to wrapping the estate, then this hit, so we still have to sell the house. The estate sale was brutal. We know a lot of things in our heads, but our hearts are different creatures.

Then, right at Labor Day, I lost my little buddy, my fur baby. She was 20 years old and had been with me for 19 years. It was one of the hardest things in my life. Absolutely awful. Again, you know, but you are not prepared.

A couple of months later, with a little trepidation in my heart, I visited my local Humane Society. The first visit was unsuccessful. I guess it's a good thing you don't fall in love with all of them. A few weeks later, I returned. It is never who you think it's going to be. A friend went with me and commented that "Bubbles" didn't like her. I went to see Bubbles. She gave me a sweet little meow (I don't mind a chatty kitty) and swished her tail a bit. She let me pet her, but didn't really move. Then I looked at her condo door -- she had been there for six weeks. Owner surrender for health reasons. She was just tired. I had to wait till the next day to go get her as I had to get things ready for her. It was pouring and I was working on a migraine, but I had told her I'd go back for her and that is what I did. It was a stressful couple of weeks for both of us, but she is a sweetheart. She also has a name more befitting her. And, she's a solid girl -- 13 pounds of muscle, no squish there.

I got her right before Thanksgiving and am so grateful I did. Christmas was on my home (but not bad) and I can't imagine having been in lockdown without a fur baby in the house. I'd forgotten what it was like to have a baby in the house (she turned 3 in April)!

Since June, I've lost a little over seven pounds, which is more success than I've had the last couple of times I tried this. I just need to stick with the program and stay focused. I think I'm on the right track. I'll leave you with a photo of the fur baby.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    emoticon What a lot you have been through! I'm glad you found a comfort companion in the end, she does look like a cute kitty!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon My condolences on the loss of your mother, and I hope you can resolve her estate soon, again, what a horrible thing to have to go through, especially now with everything else going on.

    and emoticon for the loss of your other kitty, 19 years is a long time to bond with another being, I hope you find comfort in knowing she was well cared for, and loved you back.
    318 days ago
    319 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.