August was an odd month. I don’t know why but this year, August, was emotionally draining for me. All four of our parents, who have passed, have birthdays during August. Both of our fathers passed away in the month of August. Sure, it was years ago but the grief still exists. Somedays are better than others. August…was a rough month. I have gotten really good at compartmentalizing so I can function at work. It meant a lot of tears rolling down my cheek as I watched commercials with parents being loving, or movies where parents died (What’s up with that being the beginning of a superhero’s journey? OMG, I’m a superhero!!), and looking back at old pictures and remembering how funny, crazy, and loving they were. I am pretty lucky. My parents, my in-laws, really loved us. Sometimes, we didn’t see it. Sometimes, we were annoyed. Sometimes, I wish I had more time with them.
August also brought on the new school year. I love my job. I don’t like dealing with understaffed issues, though I’m hoping that will get straightened out soon. I just want to get in the groove my schedule and know what to expect in my classes. I haven’t been to one of my classes in over a week. I like to be prepared and in some of my classes, I’m worried that I’m not. Overachiever, much? Sure. It’s worked for me so far. 😀
August was a month where my weight loss journey stagnated. That trend has finally broken. Officially down 52.5 pounds since February. I would say an average of 7.5 lbs per month is pretty darn good. I know, I have a long way to go. I’m not resting on my laurels, or delusional. But I am proud…this is the lowest I have been in over a decade. Thank you Loseit app! People ask me how I’m doing and what I am eating. Honestly, I eat everything. If I want waffles, I have waffles. Sometimes, I have waffles, with chocolate hazelnut butter, and ice cream. YUP! The LoseIt app is working for me. Calorie budget and planning is everything, for me.
September came in hard with Hurricane Hermine. Jacksonville was lucky, we had some rain but not nearly what the west coast of Florida saw or Georgia. Honestly, we need the rain. My grass is looking so green right now.
So September, I’m ready for you! 🙂