Thursday, November 14, 2013
My Mom phoned me when she got home and she is tired and in pain but is doing fine. My brother lives with her and will make sure she is taken care of. She was going to bed when she got off the phone with me. My niece has an apartment in the garage and my sister lives next door so she will be taken care of. I hope to get over there this weekend.
Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes. I do appreciate all the support.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Today is once in a lifetime event. It is 11/12/13. It also happens to be my Dad's and brother's birthday. My Dad would have been 91 and my baby brother is 56. That sounds so old. I haven't talked to my brother since 2011 in February. I am sure that he knows I have lost the weight, but the last time he saw me was at my Mom's birthday dinner. That's sad.
As I put in a blog before, my Mom has a kidney stone. She had a lithotripsy done but it did not get rid of the stone. She is on Plavix and they didn't set the machine as high as the could have because of this. The stone is still in the same spot, in the urethra. Thursday she is having laser surgery done to get rid of the stone, and I am extremely fearful. They will put her under for this. November is not a good month for my family. Right after my Dad's birthday is when we found out he had terminal lung cancer. Her started radiation the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe I am more scared because of that, I don't know. Will you please say prayers for my Mom and her Dr.'s that she come through this alright. We want this kidney stone gone and her feeling well again. She wants to go back to Silver Sneakers. She tried after the lithotripsy but felt pain. We have a trip to Pennsylvania coming up on December 7. She is not only my Mom, she is my BFF.
I am waiting, and have been since the summer, for my older brother Mike to send me a picture of my Mom and Dad together. If he scans them and sends them by email, that is the only way I can get them on my computer. I want one for my spark page. I don't even have any hanging in the house since I have had the rooms painted. I haven't hung anything back up yet. I want to get those Command thingies so no damage to the wallks. This is an old house and no sheet rock. The walls are plaster. Learned that the hard way. Someday...................................
Friday, November 01, 2013
Wow, here we are in November already. The holidays are upon us now. Personally, this is a tough time of year for me. The last week of October my eating has gotten sloppy where I have been doing snacking at night. Yes, I have tracked it. You have Thanksgiving coming up this month, and then of course, Christmas next month. Halloween was not a biggie for me because I don't get trick or treaters being on the third floor. Candy is not even brought into the house.
These were my goals for October.October Goals
1 Earn 4000 spark points This was a huge goal for me. I am now a Level 20 Sparker. I reached that goal on October 20. This was the day before the new start page took effect. Go figure. The day before you could earn more points.
2 Maintain my weight between 125-127 1/2 way. It depends on who scale you want to listen to. I went to the Dr. and that scale had me at 129. Of course I was still dressed. Today I weighed myself and I am 128.5 but I binged a few days ago. It will be coming off believe me.
3 NO Magnum bars for the month of October I had Cadbury bars instead. Hey, I didn't have Magnum bars.
4 Pool twice a week
5 15 minute mile
6 cardio glide 15 minutes by 10/31
I am a sucker for a sale and for gas points especially when it is ice cream. You buy 6 of something and you get 400 extra gas points. That is $.40 off every gallon of gas you put in your car. I bought 21 boxes of Smart Ones dinner and a combination of 7 different ice creams. Weight Watchers, Friendly's Sundae Cones, Cadbury and Dove. Big mistake, huge. I thought I could do it because they weren't Magnum bars. I still have the WW and the Friendly's but the Dove and Cadbury proved deadly. 8 Cadbury bars and 3 Dove bars gone in 1 day. What really gets me angry is I didn't learn my lesson the first time, I repeated it. From now on I will pay for the gas and not buy junk just to get gas points. When I figured it out, I saved maybe $5.00 in gas. You actually don't save because you buy the food, then have to eat it. I should have bought 7 more dinners if I really wanted the points. This time my lesson has been learned.
1. Earn 4000 spark points
2. Maintain my weight between 125-128
3. Pool twice a week
4. Round of knee injections
5. Get 21,000 steps a week
6. Climb 35 floor a week
I am a home body during the winter, even during the summer. Getting steps and floors in will be a challenge. Even going to the pool twice a week will be a challenge during the cold months. I will really have to push myself. I am getting shots this month, so this month especially will be important to do it.
This time of year is really difficult for me, it always has been. My Mom told me even as a kid, I didn't like Christmas, I always started being my worse when Santa started coming around. Of course, back in them olden days, it was a lot later in the year than it is now. I would refuse to sit on his lap, I just plain didn't like him. Since my Dad passed 3 days after Christmas it has been even more difficult. His birthday is 11/12 which is hard. He was sick from just before his birthday to he died, so it is tough. It is getting easier but I have my moments. Paul is having a hard time right now, so the last couple weeks haven't been easy. I haven't been very sociable here or in real life and I think that lead up to my binge. It will all work itself out.
I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, productive November. Happy Thanksgiving. Let's all give thanks and count our blessings.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste .....
We could all use these words of encouragement now and then.
Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy.
Just something to think about... did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?
Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated?
Did you know the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most?
Did you know the 3 hardest things to say are I love you, I'm sorry, and Help me.
Sometimes just because a person looks happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may be in.
To all my friends who are going through some issues right now-- let's start an intention avalanche. We all need positive intentions right now. If I don't see your name, I'll understand.
May I ask my friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares.
Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.
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