As for this healthy living business, I’m at my best when things are calm and normal, when I can stay focused on consuming healthy vittles and carving out an hour or two for exercising.
I’ll often eat the same breakfast, same lunch, do the same workout (I know, I know… mix it up!). My simple brain tells me to stay in my good groove and positive results will occur.
For 75 days (give or take a day), I’ve found that good groove and have seen success on the scale, success in the way my clothes fit and success in the reflection of the sexy beast that stares back at me in the mirror.
Then this happened…
A 150-year-old pecan tree in our back yard fell down in the middle of the night during a terrible storm. It knocked in the chicken house (full of chickens), flattened our shed and took out our fence in several spots. Thankfully, no one was hurt and even the chickens made it out alive and clucking.
Then our oldest and bestest dog got bit by a snake while out on a trail ride in the country. The vet wanted to put her on a $3,000 anti-venom treatment but another vet friend told us that it was probably too late for the treatment to do any good. For better or worse, she was on her own.*
* Spoiler alert: she got better after 48 hours or so.
While my wife was at the vet with the dog, I found a still figure on our living room floor. The dogs had caught a wild baby bunny last week; my wife rescued her and she and my daughter Pisa spent the past week feeding her pet milk from a syringe and nursing her back to health. They were on the verge of releasing her when she somehow escaped her pen and was caught by the other dogs. Sorry, poor Bun-Bun.
So I’m typing these words, half expecting lightning to strike me in the face before I manage to finish this post. It’s been a brutally tough week.
So I remember what Winston Churchill said, “When you are going through hell, keep on going. Never never never give up.”
Last week’s weight: 247.0 lbs
This week’s weight: 246.7 lbs
Loss: .3 lbs
Total loss since re-start: 30.1 lbs