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DAY 182

Saturday, November 26, 2016


What Kind  of Day Did I Have & Why?

Today was a day of transformation.
I realized that these past 3-4 years have brought about a dramatic change in me...and my relationship.

High 44° / Low 32°


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

All meds were taken, there were little to no aches and I was in a great space today. I'd say my pain was at about a 3.5 and I'm happy for the improvement over yesterday. 


Workout Time & Duration?

We got in a nice long workout today and it was much needed after missing 2 days due to Thanksgiving! Week 3 - Day 4: Leg Day: Quads, Calves & Core Day was exactly what I needed to bounce back into my Sweatin' for the Destination Weddin' groove! It took about 2 hours to get my groove back, but it was well worth it! I'm ready for Week 3: Day 5 tomorrow! 


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

No specific task was tackled, but I was able to gain an answer to the over-arching question of "how am I going to stay healthy through these days leading up to the wedding day?". Lupus cannot be controlled, but it can be managed and as a Lupie Family we know that keeping my stress levels at a minimum is #1 - especially while planning our destination wedding.   Losing my job brought up a lot of questions, but this one has haunted us (mainly me) for a couple of months...

I'm going to start my own business!

I now have an answer and should be able to sleep a little more soundly through the night - for at least another 181 nights! 


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

Not today!

Loving Black Love Moment?

Today was the day for me and Che to have our financial check-in conversation and I presented my business plan to him too. This is a big deal since I have never been comfortable talking about finances. I just didn't grow up talking about it. It went amazingly well and I ended up more in love with him than before. Che has been extremely patient with me over the years and has gradually been able to let me know that I am in a safe place with him and look at us now! I actually got the fuzzies while talking about finances! His level of encouragement and compassion surprise me often and today was no different. Our love is incredible and I can't wait to see where it takes us throughout our lives together.

With him, the world is my comfort zone


What am I happy for?


It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.
— Roy T. Bennett

What could I have done better?

I kinda did my thang today, so I struggle with this one.

What am I doing tomorrow?

Sleeping in, working out and enjoying the last day of this extended weekend.