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Saying Hello with some HOPE to 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

OK been too long since I last blogged, but 2017 was nothing to blog about. I dealt with depression, weight gain, loss of interest in most things around me, had a sister who turned on me is a very vicious way( yes due to last years election and her thrill at the current govt) said some mean things about my worry about son in military and letting the negativity in attitude of our govt get to me. I had a couple accidents, thankfully not serious but did have a broken hand in the fall, just now getting most of that range of motion back. My son took a fall just before Christmas and had a severe concussion, hospital stay, but he is doing fine, will be heading back to base tomorrow. We did get an extra week together.

But its time to let 2017 become the past. I am in counseling to help with sister matters and I have basically cut her from my life, its ok really she has had attitude about me since I was in my early 20's ( like 45 years ago) and very let it go. So I have let it go and her negativity in my life. I am also dealing with other matters with mom and really need to keep working through that. I am going to refocus on health and weight this year and not let the crappy govt and its constant bombardment of hate keep bringing me down.

So on to 2018. I weighed on the first and have adjusted my tracker, most of that gain was just holiday and a little left over stress from sons accident. I am on track starting the 2nd. I have a plan to keep to 1200-1300 cal range watching to keep balanced in nutrients. My over all goal is to loose 12 lbs hopefully by summer but just to keep it healthy and balanced. I am not giving up any food group, since I mostly eat healthy it is just getting back to watching portions, I think its all about balance.
Exercise well I am going to the gym 3 times a week and will add one more day. Also going to increase my walking to at least 30 min 6 times a week. Setting a goal of 10,000 steps daily with one day I can fudge, I mean we all need a day off. I do Tia Chi 2 times a week, it is great stretching and relaxing at the same time, a great time to center myself. I want to keep that up and maybe add one more day.
Water drinking is not a problem going to keep it about 8-10 cups of water and non caffeinated drinks a day. I do allow myself a treat daily I make my own chi tea latte, its mostly decaf but I dont count it water since it does have caffeine.

Nothing i have listed is over the top and it is all doable. I am committed to making this year for my goals and CAN DO!!!!!!! Time to live my life for me and take control of what I can and let go of hurtful past and those people who only bring negativity into my life. I have too many good friends and loved ones to let those few take me down a dark path.

So here is HOPEFUL WELCOME to 2018 and we will see what it brings and how much good I can accomplish!!
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    Deb, I am right there with you on the anxiety I feel with the current administration. I am terrified that narcissistic, incompetent blow hard is going to do damage we will never be able to repair. I fear his big mouth/ego will cause a needless war and I am terrified.
    I have a sister I had to cut from my life. She was toxic to my well being. It is what it is. I hope you can turn things around.
    1021 days ago
    for both of us!!
    1023 days ago
    Unfortunately for me, 1 problem has followed me into 2018. After my daughter enlightened me with some not so happy news, our relationship has been strained to say the least. Right now I don't know how to fix it. I think this year will be better....
    1023 days ago
    I feel your pain.....last year (Nov) I attended two funerals, one was my second grade teacher and another was my cousin. Had work issues and wasn't sure I was going to be still there come the new year. Fortunately that was resolved.
    1023 days ago
    You & I always seem to live parallel lives. Yikes. We’ll say goodbye & good riddance to 2017 and together we’ll make 2018 better. You’ve got this. Love you
    1023 days ago
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