January 08, 2019

My Current Status

Updated: September 15, 2023

Just a brief rundown of what's currently happening in my life. Everything changes so much (like my weight! haha, and my diet, and exercise, and all that), so I thought I'd put it in a nutshell here.

Jerry and I were taking pictures of ourselves making lots of the emoji faces, haha

Diet: After reaching a high of 197 pounds in May of 2021, I finally decided I had to do something about it. I was terrified of being over 200 pounds again! I got serious about losing the weight and started counting calories. I dropped my weight down to about 150.

In January 2022, I became vegan for ethical reasons after watching the documentary on YouTube called Dominion. I haven't eaten any animal products since! I haven't counted a single calorie since then, and my weight as dropped to 129. My cholesterol, for the first time in my LIFE, is finally normal!

Weight: I'm currently at 129 pounds and working to maintain a weight between 125 and 135.

Exercise: I haven't been running much at all. I recently read a book called Atomic Habits (I highly recommend it!) and I began running every morning--just around my block. It's only 0.4 miles, but I've been very consistent with it, and that is my goal.

Mental Health: I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in early 2017, and the new medication has made a world of difference. I have mild episodes of depression and hypomania, but nothing like they were before. The past year has been the worst year of my life--my family has had so much bad luck and lots of emotional stuff going on. Other than those situational things, though, I feel stable.

Family: My kids are 17 and 19 years old--I can't believe how grown-up they are! Jerry and I are doing great. Home has been stressful for a million reasons--needing a new roof, finding water damage and having to completely remodel my bedroom and bathroom, my son getting into a car accident (not his fault) and his car getting totaled, and then just three months later, MY car getting totaled due to flooding. There are a lot of other things that I'd rather not write about, but it's been a very rough year. 

Pets: We adopted two black kittens in May 2020, and named them Chick and Duck (to keep with the Friends theme). Chick has long hair and Duck has short hair. They are AMAZING and I'm so glad we adopted them! Duck is my most favorite pet I've ever had--we are best friends, haha. We also have Phoebe (a female orange tabby, which is rare!) and Estelle (a tortie). Finally, we have Joey, our lab/chow chow mix. (And of course, we have several "pet" squirrels that come to visit us daily for nuts.)

I think that's about all that's going on right now! I'll keep this page up to date as things change.

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