Well it’s the beginning of another year. And thankfully we made it through the last one. And while the ‘we’ here means that there is a new ‘Marty’ in the house, the term still applies. ‘We’. If only due to the fact that Rae and I made sure the new kid understood the paw prints she was going to inherit. And she has done so in fantastic fashion.
This year was also a big one….no pun intended….due to the fact that the health has stabilized. As has been mentioned in the daily dispatches to **** [as well as to others, but I make sure she gets them first] the loss here is 86 lbs. For all intents, that means I lost a person here. Ok…yeah…that may seem a little on the ghoulish side, which was not the intent.But how this happened was an issue of keeping faith with the diet. With few exceptions like holidays…..but staying true enough to that. Cutting even more of the convenience foods out of reach [as in dropping Pizza Hut off of speed dial], exercising more and of course….paying attention to the guidance by those who are in the ‘Gang of Five’…[vis a vis the CW that has been mentioned before, by those who only pay attention to those who want to be a part of the crowd, as opposed to doing the right thing…let alone understanding one does not need to ingest certain chemicals to do same.If one has been reading along , they know what my status is…and that just because I am not on a particular protocol does not mean I am an ‘unperson’. That status, the terms associated with same are and always will be 1/xxxx of what goes on here and is not the prime reason for the existence. After all there are other things….as one can gather by reading further, as well as looking up other posts from this front] In particular, Steve the Cardio. It cannot be stressed here enough that it was him and the others who gave a damn and made sure that I did not repeat the incident of where the heart came close to shutting down and yours truly would end up being ethereal.
Of course, as you can gather from the pics, this means I look different than I did 18 months ago. Thinner, happier and younger. Not that much younger, but gee….I still get carded at Target and other places. There is a certain amount of truth in that if one keeps themselves young at heart, as well as takes care of themselves, what they ingest and who they hang around…the benefits…internally and externally are many and legion.
In re: the latter point, I have made some wonderful, fantastic friends via social media. To some the fact that the number[s] are low…it speaks to the fact that I want to be around those who are quality folks. The ones I want to run with, if we lived in town go to a movie or a concert with….and of course, have them meet Rae and Marty. Trust me on this….TheRoyalBadnesses are over the moon that their mom is in such good company. And that some of them are the same ones I say goodnight to, at least their pics when logging off [as in **** and those other same ones]. It’s a matter of all of them meaning that much….and some who I have met in the latter part of this year have caused the heart to look forward to the next 365…and beyond. And if we can ever get that devil of an issue with the family shop and the old man’s trust straightened out…maybe have a little funding to go visiting some of these folks. With the cats along ….after all they would kill me if I did go on that kind of a trip but did not offer to bring them with me, seeing I had already promised them a trip to Arrowhead and The Murph at some point down the line.
Oh yes…before this ends….I am still doing the tutoring…still being a net mom. I love the fact that I am. There is something to be said about being needed..passing on some life lessons and having fun in doing so. And when that happens with folks where there is a lot of love and good vibes, hell that is all the better. [A couple other things would make this even more so, those following along know what those are……and that includes seeing Renaissance if and when they come out this way on their next tour….HINT HINT HINT].
So there you have it…and here is hoping that this coming trip around the sun is a damn sight better than the last for the world, as well as improving on what happened here. So from the land of the colourtini……enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air.