An alpine start to the day!

0340 hrs.  The alarm goes off; I turn it off before it even gets to its second phase of beeping.  Rolling out from under my Gravity blanket, I turn off my BiPAP machine, disconnect the hose, and take off my mask.  Once those are neatly stored, I go into the bathroom to weigh myself.  Yep.  I’ve lost 18 lbs and am proud of that.  I haven’t gained it back, either.  For a few days there, I had lost 20 lbs total, but I gained two of those pounds back when I was fully rehydrated.  That’s okay.  I’m going to lose many, many more pounds at a steady rate until I get back down to 124 lbs.  That’s my goal.  By this time next year, I should weigh 139 lbs and be very close to my goal.  Then I must maintain that; we’ll worry about that when I get there.  I fully expect, with exercise, diet, sleep, and the right medications (which I’m on, now), that I can lose this excess weight and unhealthy body mass.  I just have to keep climbing and taking my meds the way I’m supposed to!  Sounds simple, but life interferes a lot.  Reality doesn’t fit neatly into my mold.  Trying to force it to doesn’t work, either.  I have to make time to climb!  Climbing is my passion and my calling in life, though, so I don’t foresee any problems finding a way to motivate myself to be able to find ways to do it!  Again, Lou’s quote comes back to my mind: “Know your limitations and ignore them.”

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