All I can do is pick myself back up and keep moving forward

I’m a little nervous about today and not just because it’s a Monday and Mondays and I just don’t always get along. 

I have a doctor’s appointment..

It’s not a big deal, as it’s just a follow up but I’m nervous for a couple of reasons. 

This is my first check up since starting my cholesterol medication and I don’t know what my numbers are now. 


I’m also nervous because I haven’t lost much or frankly, any weight, since my last checkup.  🙁
The last 6 months haven’t been the best 6 months of my life and for awhile there, I may have just sorta stopped caring about myself. 

I went through a dark period after my wife left and between that, getting run ragged by the kids and a stark lack of personal discipline, it wasn’t a good time for meeting my weight-loss goals.

I’m doing much better now and while life is still a work in progress, I’m getting my footing. 

The boys and I are figuring things out and I’m striking a better balance.  Finding balance has been difficult until recently. 

So yes, I’m nervous to face my doctor without any progress to show.  She’s not going to yell at me but going there is going to make my failures more real to me.

Anyway, I own this and therefore won’t hide from it.  All I can do is pick myself back up and keep moving forward. 

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  1. One day at a time. Make sure you fast before the test, you might surprise yourself. You have been getting exercise and you look thinner. It took awhile to get there, it takes awhile to come off. No excuses, but then too no regrets. Keep working at it!

  2. Julie Sullivan Relunia

    Failures? Seriously? How has self care even been an option for you the last 6 months??? You’ve been in survival mode. Cut yourself some damn slack Rob. Now Now hat you’re a little better off mentally than a year ago you can do better going forward.. But NEVER consider yourself a failure. Everything ‘else’ you do is worth more than that mindset.

  3. Reality is that, the fact you have not bloated and added a chunk of weight, plus forgot your cholesterol meds all together is a testament to the fact you havent completely lost it.

    Life screwed you and now you are starting to stabilize it and you have done it largely on your own.

    That is something worth being proud of.

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