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Scale Report for 5-13-17

Monday, May 15, 2017



Last week: 184.6, Fasting sugar 106
This week: 184.5, Fasting sugar 95
Loss: -0.1 pounds

DH and I had been waiting for a call from the property manager for our rental income property. That call finally came...a rental agreement had been signed. Yay! Although we saw less rental income this month than we will in future months since the agent took out her finder's fee plus her 10% monthly property manager's fee, we still were happy as some rental income is better than no rental income...right? Our feelings of happiness were soon to be put to the test.

The tenants were in the house for only a week when the central air-conditioning decided not to work...repair number one! Then, on Friday, hubby told me he'd received another call...the house has Formosan termites, an even costlier problem than the A/C repair. Okay, okay! Enough is enough!

I'm not talking about a neglected home. This is a lovely home in a country club, golf course, swimming pool community. The need for these repairs is every bit as much a surprise to us as to our agent and our tenants. Hubby and I have had to be very careful with our finances in order to help DS1 pay his bills and his medical expenses while he's at MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center, so it will take some real tap-dancing to manage these two surprise expenses.

Our weight loss journeys can be a lot like what hubby and I have been experiencing with our finances. We wait patiently for the scale losses to occur (as hubby and I waited for a new tenant to appear). Finally, the scale losses arrive. We get excited over what the future looks like. We feel relief from our struggle to lose weight. Then, out of the blue, comes that unexpected weight gain. Perhaps we feel it's an unfair setback, undeserved. We want to throw our hands up in the air and maybe even scream. However, nothing positive comes from getting upset or from quitting. What good would that do?

Why should our approach to weight-loss setbacks be any different than our approach to other facets of our lives? Hubby and I can't ignore our finances just because they're temporarily challenging. We can't quit doing the best we can to meet our financial obligations and to help our son who found himself a cancer patient. Why should anyone quit trying to lose weight when the going gets rough? You look over the situation, you make the necessary adjustments, and you continue on doing the best you can. Such is life; such is weight-loss.

My weight is hardly moving down from week to week. It would be easy to throw my hands up in the air, pout a while, then quit. What good would come of it...easy or not? So, I might just as well keep trudging along, away from my own kitchen and away from my normal routines, doing what I can to mitigate the damage to my weight loss efforts. After all, isn't one-tenth or two-tenths of a pound lost better than no tenths?

C'mon all you turtles out there! Keep on keepin' on!

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  • ICORDEIRO
    tally will rally and never dally, prayers for your son and your challenging landlord/lady tribulations! I bought a new rental in April, renting to national Japanese family of five with twins. My nephew is my property manager, he doesn't charge me, but then again you know they say you get what you pay for! Take care, looks like your blood sugars are doing good.
    1459 days ago
  • 06SARAHLIZ
    our thoughts & prayers are with you! hope everything gets sorted out with the house!
    1461 days ago
  • TZAPP22
    Continued prayers to your son for healing and for you and your hubby for strength and perseverance! Sounds like you have exactly what it takes!
    1461 days ago
  • PJ990003
    One step forward, one backwards... Praying still for the Son and you... hubby too. I can remember not too long ago you were steady in the 190's you have moved out that that and your blood sugar has been doing well. That is a plus. You are doing something right, Mrs. Turtle, you keep believing and your keep coming.
    1461 days ago
  • CTYONIT
    Still thinking of you and praying for you and your son.

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    1461 days ago
  • JOYCEHARRIS3
    I'm so sorry for the extra stress and $$$. Hold on! Quitting is not an option, per Mel. Praying for all of you.
    1461 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Hugs and prayers. NOT what you needed right now!
    1461 days ago
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    Pray all goes well with your son!
    1461 days ago
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