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🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈HAPPY PRIDE🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈
Happy Pride to everyone in the LGBTQ+ family!!! There is NO room for hate bc we’ve got so much love. Today is a day of CELEBRATION!! To accept who we are, accept and acknowledge others, and be PROUD of us all as a whole!🦋🏳️‍🌈😍👯‍♂️👯👬👭
Love always wins. Love trumps hate & I am SO excited to see the hundreds of thousands of people going to Pride events to show that we will NOT be silenced!!
As an LGBT human in recovery from an eating disorder, I want to bring awareness to the fact that eating disorders are not only for straight people!! There are so many stressors many LGBT individuals face- such as bullying because of their sexuality, fear of rejection (maybe in coming out), experiences of violence from homophobic others, body image issues, and others that contribute directly to developing an eating disorder!! Anyone in LGBTQ+ is a sexual minority, and we deserve to have more of a voice in the eating disorder AND body positive community EVERY month of the year- not only in June! We are more than enough!
To the people in the closet that are struggling to come out, I see you. To the people that told their family and got turned away, I see you. To the people that struggle to find acceptance in being who you are, I am with you, and I see you. To the people that are proud of themselves, I see you. I hear you all. I acknowledge and support and love each and every one of you.
There are ways we can help keep the LGBT community safe- if you aren’t part of the LGBT community, stand with us! Help us gain and protect our rights! Help our voices be heard!
Happy Pride again to y'all beautiful bunch of humans!! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈👯👯‍♂️👬👭

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Doing good– recovery is going well.  I am building my toolbox and using my tools.  

It’s been a about 14 days since my last drink.  I don’t think about drinking most times.  Sometimes, it’s a fleeting thought but persistent and my mind tries to tell me that it would be a really good idea to pick up some wine and drink.  

I have to tell myself, “NO, you don’t drink anymore?”  Normally, the thought goes away quickly.  It is when I decided to play around with occasional drinking that the voice got loud and persistent.  The longer I abstain, the easier it is to shut the voice up.  

I am putting my sobriety first.  If I need to keep busy, I keep busy.  If I need to be lazy, then I’m lazy.  If my body needs a nap, then I take a nap.  I am putting  myself first– summer vacation is allowing me to do that and I am so grateful.

I’ve been to 2 AA meetings and fixing to go to my 3rd today.  There is supposedly a good speaker speaking at the meeting on Friday and I’m excited to go.   I’m heading to Tawas tomorrow with the boys and will be back on Thursday, so today (Monday) and Friday will probably be the only days I make it to meetings this week.  

I am proud of my progress!  I am especially proud when I read back to posts from last summer.  I was in SUCH a dark place.  I couldn’t see it then, but can sure see it now.  I hope that I don’t go back to drinking this summer.  Life is so much better right now.  I am in full control and feeling healthier than I’ve felt in a very long time (physically and mentally).  

I am a little nervous about going up to Tawas.  I’m only going for 2 nights.  Then coming home and leaving to go back up the next day with Big Ant on Friday to spend the 4th of July up there.  Going up this week will be sort of practice because my relapses have happened up there.  I will be there alone with the kids and there will be no reason at all to drink.  Next week may be tricky.  More people will be up there and it is coming on the anniversary of my mom’s death (July 3rd).  This will be the first sober anniversary and that makes me nervous.  I even shared this at the last AA meeting.  SO…  arming myself with my tools and going to have a plan for the day.  Going to try to continue enjoying sobriety and doing the things that keep me feeling good (working out, getting enough sleep, etc).  

Much love <3 

#alcoholic #alcoholrecovery #addiction #recovery #relapse #intervention #lifeisgood #alcoholfree #alcoholfreeandlovingit

Good Luck!! fic: Recovery
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Title: Recovery
Pairing: Shinkai Hajime 新海元/Ogawa Ayumi 緒川 歩実
Characters: Shinkai Hajime 新海元Ogawa Ayumi 緒川 歩実Shinkai Makoto 新海 誠Shinkai Ryoji 新海 良治
Blurb: Set during episode 9 of the Japanese drama Good Luck after Shinkai has surgery. 

If you in any way have an eating disorder or are recovering from one you are/have at a time in your life promoted fat shaming.

You have hurt so many big, beautiful men, women, and non-binarys with your disgusting ways. It’s actually appalling. You people are shaming us into thinking we are disgusting and that we need to change when our bodies will never look like yours. You are monsters, skeleton monsters prancing around so that dirty disguating cis white men can fall in love with your bones while cis white women stare at you enviously while the real beauties with our curves and rolls are shamed for not being half alive and starving. To all of you with eating disorders I want to personally say fuck you. You people have made me hate my body every single day and make others hate it too. It’s unfair and so hurtful. Eat something, it’s not that hard. Fatphobic assholes!!!!

Gauge of long-term euro zone inflation expectations highest in almost 2 weeks

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - A closely-tracked gauge of the market’s long-term inflation expectations in the euro zone rose to its highest level in almost two weeks on Monday, reflecting a recovery in battered oil prices.

The five-year, five-year breakeven inflation forward, which is followed by the European Central Bank, rose to as high as 1.5497 percent.

Inflation expectations in the single currency bloc tend to move closely with oil prices and the breakeven forward is up roughly 5 basis points from 2017 lows hit last week as crude tumbled to multi-month lows.

(Reporting by Dhara Ranasinghe, editing by Nigel Stephenson)

Mega foreclosure jolts NYC real estate

The largest foreclosure in U.S. history has been reported by Bloomberg… A Second, Even Bigger Foreclosure Reaches NYC Billionaires’ Row describes a $35 million loan made by Banque Havilland SA secured by a full floor apartment at One57, the one of the tallest residential buildings in New York City, located at 157 West 57th Street…  Public records show that the apartment was purchased in 2014 for $51 million, so an original 69% loan-to-value… Will be interesting to see what the ultimate recovery will be… Years ago, I was involved with the largest home in the U.S. at the time: $28 million which grew to $36 million with accrued interest, secured by a large house (and three building lots) in the Hamptons… We did not need to foreclose, and were eventually paid 100 plus accrued…

Martin Marietta to buy Bluegrass Materials for $1.63 bln

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June 26 (Reuters) - Building materials supplier Martin Marietta Materials Inc agreed to buy privately held Bluegrass Materials Co for about $1.63 billion in cash to expand into mid-Atlantic region.

Bluegrass Materials, which makes aggregates and concrete blocks, operates 23 sites across Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennessee.

The deal allows Martin Marietta to expand into Maryland’s Baltimore, Frederick, Hagerstown and Eastern Shore metropolitan areas as well as Delaware.

“With aggregates shipments currently 20 percent to 30 percent below peak levels, all of these markets are expected to benefit from the accelerating economic recovery in the eastern United States,” the company said in a statement.

Martin Marietta said it expected cost savings of about $15 million from the deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

John McDonnell: Grenfell victims 'murdered by political decisions'

Image copyright PALabour’s John McDonnell has claimed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire were “murdered” by “political decisions”.
It didn’t work if you were a family living on the 20th floor of Grenfell Tower.
The prime minister ordered a public inquiry on 15 June and is due to chair a meeting of the Grenfell Tower Recovery Taskforce on Monday.
Insulation and cladding taken from Grenfell Tower failed preliminary safety tests last week.
The four blocks were renovated by Rydon between 2006 and 2009 - the same company which oversaw the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower from 2015 to 2016.

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Posted at Mon Jun 26 12:00:59 2017


So in March I was down to 200lbs, but then my trip to my sister’s wedding was awful because my dad’s family sucks and we all went home going “well that happened” and I gained 9lbs back. 

In the mean time I also dated a guy for like…a month.

It didn’t turn out so great because he is “so crazy about me” that he didn’t take things slowly even though I told him I wanted to. Not good. Not good at all. So that’s been stressful the past three weeks or so. I won’t see him again, at least not dating wise. 

But in having that relationship I realized what I should be doing, and that’s really focusing on exercising, eating well and studying.

I say that all the time, but this time I mean it. 

I cleaned my whole apartment and threw a bunch of shit away that I didn’t need. It was really cathartic. 

My back kind of hurts, but hopefully I can stretch it out.

I started Hip-Hop Abs again today, and my plan is to do my challenges and stretches in the morning and maybe some meditation and walk in the evening and do Shaun T after my walk. Since I’m driving now, I really should do more physically. 

It’s hot as balls though tbh. Japanese summer is awful and the humidity finally set in. But I found these little salt candies that should stop me from losing tons of electrolytes like I have the last few summers. 

Grenfell Tower response: 100% failure on 60 high-rise safety tests

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Grenfell Tower response: 100% failure on 60 high-rise safety tests

Sixty high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities have failed fire cladding safety tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell blaze, the Government has said. The figure amounts to a 100% failure rate, according to the Department for Communities. The number has risen from 34 tower blocks in 17 local authorities - and hundreds more have yet to be tested. It comes as Theresa May is due to chair a meeting of the Grenfell Tower recovery taskforce later which includes the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Downing Street sources say the Prime Minister is likely to hear how many of the country’s high-rises are swathed in potentially flammable material.

As soon as we identify a piece of cladding on a building that is non-compliant, the local authority is informed immediately, the fire authority is informed, and the fire service then goes in and sees whether there can be mitigation measures put in place so that people don’t have to leave the building whilst the cladding is taken down.

Housing Minister Alok Sharma

At least 79 people are believed to have died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. The building’s cladding is widely blamed for spreading the blaze quickly up its 24 storeys. Housing Minister Alok Sharma refused to be drawn on whether the cladding used on the block was illegal. “The rules in terms of this particular type of cladding are clear. Aluminium composite material which has a core of polyethylene should not be put on buildings which are 18 metres high. That is absolutely clear,” he told Sky News. “But obviously as a result of this terrible tragedy we are going to have to learn the lessons. If that means changes to regulations as a result of what comes out of the inquiry and the work that the police and the fire service are doing - then we will make those. "This shouldn’t have happened in the first place in our country, in the 21st century, and we need to make sure this never ever happens again.”

they have blue hair
and across the street i saw them, standing with a group of friends smiling and laughing and i thought
what a beautiful sight
and with some sort of luck
i walked up and said hello
and now
now i can’t stop thinking about them
this angel with a beautiful soul
i’m changing
slowly making my way towards recovery
for them
because they give me strength
and they give me hope
and they give me a reason
a reason to be a better person
because they deserve someone who will love them like they deserve
someone who will care for them, protect them
i want to be this person
and i will become this person
so through every hard fight and struggle i will keep going
for them
for my angel
my lover
my everything
—  to you, my love, with care
June 26

“JUNE 26

Mental health, like dandruff, crops up when you least expect it.
—Robin Worthington

We’re responsible for the effort but not the outcome. Frequently, a single problem or many problems overwhelm us. We may feel crazy, unable to cope and certain that we have made no progress throughout this period of recovery. But we have. Each day that we choose sobriety, that we choose abstinence from pills or food, we are moving more securely toward mental health as a stable condition.
We perhaps felt strong, secure, on top of things last week, or yesterday. We will again tomorrow, or maybe today. When we least expect it, our efforts pay off—quietly, perhaps subtly, sometimes loudly—a good belly-laugh may signal a glimmer of our mental health.
No one achieves an absolute state of total mental health. To be human is to have doubts and fears. But as faith grows, as it will when we live the Twelve Steps, doubts and fears lessen. The good days will increase in number.
Meeting a friend, asking for a raise, resolving a conflict with my spouse, or friend, will be handled more easily, when I least expect it. Looking forward with hope, not backward, is my best effort—today”

Excerpt From: Casey, Karen. “Each Day a New Beginning.” Hazelden, 2009. iBooks.