Friday Update: Week 7

Start weight: 204 lbs
Current weight: 199/200 lbs
Goal weight: 160 lbs

Before I say anything else, I want to explain why I put “199/200”. Tuesday night, I kept walking by my scale as I was washing clothes. It must have been fate, because I couldn’t stop waking by it until I finally weighed myself. I weighed 199 Tuesday night.

This morning I weighed 200.1

When I weigh myself, I usually step on the scale three times because I want to be sure I have the correct number. So, I know I weighed 199 that day.

That counts, right? I think it does. It felt so good to finally see that number under 200! I almost cried.

There are two things I want to talk about. First, I started using Tar Bars. If you don’t know what those are, I’ll tell you. They are little plastic filters that go on your cigarettes to collect most of the chemicals, nicotine, and nasty stuff. It says on the box that after the first week, you’ll be able to tell the difference. I also read some online reviews. I saw one person had spoken very highly of this product. This person mentioned not having cravings when they used the filter.

Left one is after four cigarettes. Right is a clean one.

I started using them Wednesday. I have noticed a very small difference. Of course, I’ve been sick. (Along with everybody else. This stuff has lasted about two weeks.) Still, I don’t think the cigarettes have been as harsh on my chest and throat. I guess we will see by next week Friday!

Okay, second order of business: My GED. I have to take the Reasoning Through Language Arts portion of the test, next Friday. I also still have my class Thursdays, so I’ll have to write the Friday Update next Wednesday.

I am both nervous and excited. I made a pretty good score on the practice test, so I’m confident I will pass. I just want to pass with honors. Hopefully, I will.

I also wanted to say that I haven’t written anything this week due to doctor appointments and passing out medicine to the kids like a dealer. Runny noses, coughing, sneezing, boogers, more boogers. It almost sounds like a Nyquil commercial. One day, we will win this war.

Love you!


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