Miraculum's Journal, 04 April 2019

Not an unexpected gain.

It took weeks for Geico to give written notice that the driver of the SUV that rear-ended me is not insured. At the time of the accident, having had the shoe on the other foot, I was cordial and calm. I didn't respond in anger. The other driver let me photograph her driver license and vehicle registration, so we did that, and she drove away.

As I said before, I should have called the police but I know how grateful I've been to settle privately a simple "fender-bender" with a driver I'd had hit.

I finally got an estimate of the damage for my insurance company yesterday: almost $3,700.00, and that's without the more detailed inspection of the whole back end when the collision shop gets it up on a lift. Not a "little fender-bender." [heavy sigh]

The receptionist and estimator were wonderfully helpful. As I was completing paperwork, I had a very nice conversation with another estimator. He happened to be from Ozone Park (funny name!), a part of Queens (a borough of NYC) near where I lived -- practically under the elevated J train! -- in the early 1980s. (When the train would go through the neighborhood at 10:15, I'd lose whole chunks of dialog from "Hill Street Blues." I love police shows!)

I had a strangely giddy feeling of elation as I left the collision shop. I took the estimate to the insurance company. Since I can use my "uninsured motorist" insurance coverage, I'll only pay a $200.00 deductible instead of $500.00. That was really good news!

Next step: make an appointment with the collision shop to set up the repairs.

Talking to my therapist yesterday, I realized that I'd been "stuffing my feelings" over my March 18th MVA: the candy bars, the ice cream -- just a little at a time -- and the stress added up to a four-pound gain.

Well, moving forward, it could have been worse. It could've gone on a lot longer. I have to guard against the "little cheats" that add up over time, those "canaries in the coal mine," chirping, "You're not dealing with something!
219.0 lb Lost so far: 66.0 lb.    Still to go: 51.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 04 April 2019:
3148 kcal Fat: 187.51g | Prot: 71.74g | Carb: 296.06g.   Breakfast: Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Water, Safeway Stevia, Countryside Creamery Heavy Whipping Cream. Lunch: Water, Trader Joe's Hass Avocado, Nuttzo Nuttzo, Butter (Salted), La Brea Toasted Sunflower Honey Loaf. Dinner: Publix Bourbon Salmon, Water. Snacks/Other: Water, Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Caramel Fudge Ice Cream, Nestle Turtles. more...
3797 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 5 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 6 hours, Sleeping - 6 hours, Reading - 6 hours, Cooking - 1 hour. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   gaining 2.0 lb a week

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Oh my. You know I can definitely relate. It is stressful. Mine has gone the opposite direction. I'm not bragging, just noting it because I kept telling myself to keep focus. I think some of it was the bruising to my chest and shoulders left my neck sore so swallowing has been uncomfortable. I discovered yesterday the motorist who hit me hadn't even started a claim yet. I learned today my car was in fact totaled. It's hard to not use these stresses as justification for eating emotions. It's a really hard habit to break. Glad you caught it before the wheels fell off.  
05 Apr 19 by member: FullaBella
Thanks, Bella. So sorry that there was so much damage to your car, and that you're having pain. I wasn't injured at all, so I did it to myself with sweets.  
05 Apr 19 by member: Miraculum

     
 

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