More On Building My Life

Size 10 jeans

I fit into size 10 jeans this morning. That’s pretty good considering my size 16’s were becoming too tight last December. This is all without a diet plan such as NutriSystem or Jenny Craig.

I did this on my own. Basically I eat one meal a day plus have coffee with skim milk and Red Bull.

I’m thinking Caplyta has made me a new woman because I’m also tanning and getting my nails done.

tanning bed

I want to be young again while I still can.

As the pounds melt away my figure is revealed.

I’m thinking I’d like to be a size 6 or 8 when I’m finished.

Let me update you about outpatient. I last told you that I would partake virtually. Since then I looked at the schedule and saw that the groups I need only take place in person. They are accommodating me in that I can arrive late and miss group therapy with the hostile girl who doesn’t like me.

I’m looking at outpatient differently now. At first I was there to make friends but now I really want the skills because I have a long range goal in mind.

I’ve been on disability for 24 years. I am doing pretty well. My physical health is good. I am single, no children. I want to take on a second career half-time. Going back to nursing is too hard. That wouldn’t be an attainable goal so I am setting my sites on becoming a counselor for alcoholics and addicts.


I am finding out what the credentials are. I think counseling would be a nice career for a mature person.

12 step living interests me even though I’m not actively addicted at present.

I believe I understand the core reasons as to why people use in the first place and that I might have something to offer a person once I complete the training.

So that is my long range goal.

I did go to church today as I had promised. I listened to the service and met the Pastor afterwards. I have a Bible at home and bought a book bag at Walmart afterwards.

Me after church

So you can see a sun kissed me above. The tan is noticeable.

I want to look good and also take on that second career on a part time basis because I need to stay on disability for the sake of security. My illness can be unpredictable. At the same time I know I have life left in me. I am better than sitting around doing nothing.

Really it’s about making the rest of my life count.

A decorated living room

I can’t forget to mention that I’ve been decorating my apartment. My brother put up new curtains for me today plus I got a set of matching lamps for either side of my loveseat.

Life is good 👍 😊 💜

8 thoughts on “More On Building My Life

  1. I’m glad things are going so well! I think counselling would make a great career choice. 💖

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    1. Thank you Ashley! Part of my problem was I simply hadn’t heard of enough career options. Time will tell if I can achieve this goal 😊 💕

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  2. Life is looking good, Ruby!

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    1. Thank you Melinda. Yes things are going very well for me. Things that normally bother me don’t which is a good thing because I can really be too sensitive 😊 💕

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  3. congratulations om the weight loss and looking good.
    you inspire me to loos my excess weight too.

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    1. Thank you Sedge. You can do it too. Make yourself really busy and you will forget that you’re not eating 😊 💕

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  4. This is awesome! I’m so proud of you, Ruby! 💖 Keep making the rest of your life the best of your life!

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    1. Thank you Cherie! I was confused most of my life and I feel time was wasted. No more 😊 I will do just that. Make it count 💕

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