Jun 22, 2010
Fitness expert Covert Bailey once said something profound that has always stuck with me. Among the many factors that inhibit fitness and/or weight loss is:
1) Being older
2) Being sickly
3) Being tired or just worn out
4) Living under HEAVY DUTY STRESS
Bell number four has been ringing off the hook for me this month, as the house is in foreclosure and my partner and I are always either on the phone, filling out and faxing paperwork, or going to face-to-face appointments with the powers that be to try and buy us the time we need to find a new place. In the midst of all that, I've been trying to finish my training for a job as a Personal Care Attendant, but because of all the other racket going on and taking precedence I've had to cancel and reschedule the classes almost as soon as they come up, which is nerve-wracking as it certainly affects people's perceptions of my reliability even though it's unavoidable.
As if that weren't enough, I've developed a strange burning, swelling sensation in the upper left abdomen (in the area of the pancreas and spleen) which has been coming back every day for the last 25 days. My doctor is having a fit because I'm still not insured (because I'm not employed yet) and the symptoms are calling for some heavy duty testing that would break anyone's bank...and certainly finish us off and then some. Five vials of blood were taken (as the least expensive option at $277) but I'll have to wait until next week to see if they reveal anything.
Needless to say, the weight loss journey has been incidental to everything else going on at the moment :P