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Weight Loss Program Session 3 plus HUGE weight off my shoulders

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

My weight loss group took a week off because of Memorial Day, but we're back on. Tonight we talked about food portions and things like that. I like the group more for the support aspect because, really, I've been "trying to lose weight" since I was nine years old. I KNOW this stuff.

I do, however, really like the support and the fact that I am held accountable and get weighed in every week. I've lost about four pounds so far.

Finally, today, I got good news about Neighbor From Hell. I mentioned him in a blog post here in February 2014. I can't believe how long I've been dealing with this. That blog post didn't even delve into the worst of it. Other highlights of his behavior include:

Threatening another neighbor with violence because she asked him to stop screaming
Passing out drunk in the middle of the hallway between our apartments, open can of beer at his side
Punching walls in the hallway while screaming profanity
Screaming profanity at me while I was getting my mail
Flipping me off and screaming in the courtyard so I was afraid to even enter my building
Approaching me in the elevator, putting his arm around me, and talking to me about genital piercings.
Throwing trash in the hallway, elevator, and lobby

I could go on -- this has been going on a long time. The police weren't helpful and the landlords eventually told me that they were sick of my complaining and that I should just move out. They were also really dismissive and saying things like "Well, he doesn't have a violent criminal record." I'm dead serious. Serial killers don't usually have violent criminal records until they get caught, so what difference does that make? I'm filing complaints against two employees. Trust me, no one is sicker of my complaining than I am. The stress about this is one of the reasons I have gained so much weight and probably why I developed a mystery stomach problem a year ago. I also started having migraine headaches during this ordeal, and I never had them before. I'm so jumpy and scared all the time. ANYWAY, he's been quiet lately, so I figured he wasn't around, but I received confirmation today that he is OFF THE PROPERTY and will not return.

I'd prefer to talk about weight loss and health-related things, but I've been so distraught about this and I can't think of anything else. Now that it's over, I don't know what to do! What will I spend my days worrying about now? I hardly even worked out last week because I was so upset about the treatment I'd received from the two employees. They made it clear that I was a nuisance -- apparently more of a nuisance than Neighbor From Hell, even though I don't see how that's possible -- and they just wanted me either to shut up or leave. I hope they get fired, to be honest.

Anyway, I hope that this new relief in my life will lead to better health overall.

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  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    Oh my god, that's a neighbor from the deepest depths of Hell. Very stressful, wow. I'm glad he's gone. I can't believe your landlord/police refused to take action sooner. Seems like they get lazy about wanting to deal with someone who's that bad. Of course that kind of stress would mess with your mind and body. When someone f**ks with your home, it's hard to find peace. Home should be where you can go to have your own (safe) space, and this guy took that away from you for too long. Good for you for being persistent.

    Great job with the weight loss and staying on track. So glad the group is helping!
    2249 days ago
    God Bless You! It 's great to take the high road, just not easy. Blessings emoticon !
    2250 days ago
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