Hi Everyone!

If you are reading, thanks for hanging in there!

Lots of good news today.

My Quit meter is 1 year, 0 months and 2 days. Yep, that is a huge milestone for me! I didn’t do anything to celebrate. My spouse has fallen off the wagon and didn’t really want to hear much about it. I did post it on Facebook, and got a lot of kudos! The celebrations don’t matter. Just happy to be free!

Still chipping away at those bills. I racked up a few more between January and now over the high blood pressure and hormone crisis, but those have been paid off, as is my car, so we get to refocus now on snowballing those bigger debts. The kid is getting more expensive, lol. Football , basketball and camps. He has also developed the taste for a game called Magic: The Gathering. It is all OK. He is smarter than the both of us, pulling straight A’s again this semester. He is also sweet and polite and a joy to be around every day for me, and I think he’s happy. He has always been a “still waters run deep” kid, but yeah, I think he’s happy.

Last doctors appointment I weighted in at 178.2 pounds. Too big! I know, I keep saying I’m going to do something, but this time I did. I started working out Sunday, both my spouse and I. We get up every morning at 5:30 and do a The Biggest Loser Wii game workout. So far, it has been the “light” workout, and it’s kicking our butts. lol.  Just lets you know how bad of shape we are both in! 😉

I have also been eating a lot better. No soda at all, cutting back on caffeine, better quality food.  My spouse makes us smoothies every morning after exercise with frozen mixed fruit, protein powder and soy milk. My boss has banned us from eating inside the building at all, so that helps me cut down on snacks.

Migraines have been very few and far between since taking the blood pressure medicine Verapamil, and my blood pressure has moved down to 130/85. I hope with the good eating, weight loss and added exercise that it will return to normal and I can get off the meds. Although, the migraine prevention aspect of the one medication will motivate me to keep taking it!

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