Monday, September 27, 2010
It's been quite a year. Good things happened, bad things happened...in other words, normal.
The worst thing for me was I gained so much weight back. I haven't been able to come to terms with it for a long time, thus just coasting. I'd lose a little, gain a little more...well, you all know the drill.
As of this past week, I feel I finally have my head in the game. I have been eating right, tracking every day and trying to get some exercise in when I can. I finally have that feeling that it has all "clicked" and hopefully I can do this again.
I did not gain all my weight back, but a really good portion of it. I haven't changed my tracker yet because I look at it and feel empowered. I did it once, I can do it again and maybe, just maybe, for the last time.
Wish me luck, I'm back on track!!!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Last night was meet the teacher night at my son's school. I am still having a hard time believing that my "baby" has started high school. He isn't the greatest student in the world (not by a long shot) but he is well liked and so far keeping up.
He goes to a very good but very large school. His classes are spread all over the place and I had 5 mins. to get from one to the other. I had a vague idea of where they all were because my daughter graduated from this school but OMG, they were so far apart.
I have decided that this counted as exercise! I went from one building to the other, up and down flights of stairs to numerous to count stayed for 10 mins and did it all over again. I walked very fast, tried to sprint up the stairs and was winded a lot.
I have read that we should get our exercise any way we can, so this was mine for yesterday.
How did my son grow so fast??????
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Well, my daughter is back at college. The stress of having her here is so much less now because she is not the easiest child these days.
Yesterday I brought down the rest of her things, then took her shopping for what she needed that she didn't have. When we returned, I put together some of the things I purchased and helped her organize her place. I also met her roommate, a girl she went to camp with when she was about 8!
I am concerned about the girls. I see problems in the future, but I hope not. The good news is that they are both in the same sorority. The bad news is they are very different. My daughter is pin neat and very conscious about what she eats. She won't eat processed foods, she watches her sodium and exercises regularly to maintain her size 2. In addition, she is extremely fashion conscious and has outfits for everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!).
Her roommate is much more laid back. She is overweight, has junk food around and doesn't care what she eats. In the long run, this is going to bother my daughter. I will just wait and see what happens.
My son who has been in Ca. with his dad returns later today. Wow, I have an entire 1/2 day to myself. What will I do!!!
Of course, I took Monday off because business is slow and I am taking at least three boys to Great Adventure.
I think for fun today I will do laundry! Oh joy!!!!!!!
Summer is almost over, school starts next week. I could use the rest!!!!
Friday, August 06, 2010
I was out with friends the other night and was asked "Why do you bother with stray cats?"
I kind of had to think about that and now can honestly say there are lots and lots of reasons.
I have learned a long time ago that there really isn't a "somebody". When we see something that needs to be taken care of, thinking that "somebody" will do it doesn't work. We all need to be a somebody.
As a side note, many years ago a neighbor would leave their small children home alone with their teenager. The younger children, about 2 and 5 could be seen all over the neighborhood, filthy, hungry and worst of all, in the streets. The people that lived around me would say, "Someone has to do something. Someone should call the child services dept." Yes, someone. But no one did until I looked in the mirror and become "someone".
It's the same way I feel about these strays. Someone has to do something. Just feeding them isn't enough. I trap them, neuter and vaccinate them and in those wonderful cases, when they are tame and sweet, find them homes. It's not easy and very often heartbreaking but I make a difference.
I know I can't save them all but I can make a difference for a few. I can watch my daughter who has the patience of a gnat, pick up a kitten and talk to it soothingly and pet it until it's calm. I watch my hulk of a son, this champion wrestler, spend an hour just cuddling a scared kitten with the softest of touch.
As for me, I get this wonderful fulfillment when, on those rare occasions, I find a home that will love them always and I know the cycle of "stray" for that one cat is over. It's a great feeling.
If we all just become a "someone" think of all the great things that can be accomplished in this world. It can be as simple as a hand out to a homeless person, helping a child or feeding a stray. Put it all together and it's a whole lot of something.
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