Wow, I'm not averaging a really high post rate here. ::snickers::
I have officially lost about 50 pounds, with more of it slowly coming off. I'm starting to look like my old self, only the 42-year-old version with a bit of a gut. That weight loss is hampered by my chronic back issues, which I had to see the doctor about only yesterday. He put me on some Naprosyn for the swelling around my disc and within 20 minutes of taking a dose, I could feel my legs and they had almost full range of motion, so the guy knows his stuff. Not my normal doctor, but the same clinic. What was really interesting to me is that I went as a walk-in patient. Usually that means a mandatory 1-2 hour wait. I don't think I waited 5 minutes before being called back to the cubicles, and I don't think I waited 5 minutes in the cubcles. That's not typical if I HAVE an appointment, never mind if I don't. Mind you, I'm not complaining - it was nice to have that level of service. The doctor was a nice guy, too.
Jiu-jitsu had to take a back seat to the back problems as did my recovering golf game. Oh well, the older I get, the better I used to be anyway, right? ::snickers again:: I do miss the Dojo and the folks there though.
Work is going well, I think. I'm meeting minimum targets, and wanting to improve, which means the job is still holding my interest. I'll be here 4 years at the end of this month, and though it is hectic and stressful, I'm just in a different place than I was 5 or 6 years ago. It's not exactly a bed of roses, but it's not all hard slogging either! I feel better about who I am and what I do. I'm doing things I like and getting paid for it. I sing at Church again! And I like it! I'm generally excited about what I do, and it's a wonderful feeling.
I don't have all the stuff I want, but I'm happy for the first time in a long time. And I wouldn't trade that for the world.
The True Samurai has only one judge of honour, and this is himself.
Decisions you make and how these decisions are carried out are a
reflection of whom you really are.
You cannot Hide from yourself.
-The Bushido Code, Meiyo (Honour)