Monday, March 25, 2013
I'm not sure where to begin on this blog. But my purpose is to begin to become happier and stronger. Right now, I am struggling with insomnia and depression. Because of this my weight is slowly creeping up. I'm not sure which comes first the insomnia or the depression. I think it's the insomnia causing the depression, but it's really hard to say after everything that has happened.
I do take a trycylic antidepressant to help me sleep. Without taking it I am up more than I am asleep. But even with it I am only getting about 4-6 hours a night. I need to take my Mom to a doctor appointment this week, so can't take any more time off at end of the month. I will need to see the doctor next week. I so do not want to go.
So, this week, my goal is simple. I want to resume doing some of the things I used to enjoy doing. I want to stick to a schedule since I seem to do best. So, Monday, Wednesday, Friday I will work out at the club. I may not run/ jog maybe just walk. I don't think it matters as long as I begin the routine. Tuesday/ Thursday if there is sunshine and warm weather a short walk after work would be great.
I know these first steps will be the hardest, but I just have to remember that these are things I really like doing.
Monday, January 14, 2013
I see me last blog was back in November as we were moving my Mom. We moved her essentials in November. But, with the holidays are now moving the rest of her things. January 26th is when the moving truck is scheduled. After that we will have to paint the walls, clean carpets and find places for the rest of her furniture.
It's been a difficult last year in many ways. Yet, physically and emotionally I am much stronger than a year ago when I began my journey. I am apx 40 pounds thinner than when I began my journey. I have faced many obstacles to be where I am today: depression, high blood pressure, bursitis, my daughter's spinal surgery, my Dad's death, Mom having progressive dementia.
Some of days I am still having to continually renew my commitment to myself to continue. I have days of doubt and tremendous sadness. So, I will continue my journey as I began. One step at a time, not looking too far ahead. I will count every victory no matter how small each and everyday. I will find joy each day. I will remember to speak positively about myself. And, I will set some new goals for the new year.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Just a quick note to my sparkfriends, that an opening happened in the Assisted Living Apartments my Mom is wanting. She will be moving on Saturday. As I have two days to prepare for the move, I will not be on Sparkpeople until after the move is completed.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Just a note to let you know that I had to take my Mom to the hospital last night as she was very confused. It turns out she was dehydrated and has a UTI. They are keeping her for observation, OT and PT today. So, hoping if she is fine that she will be discharged today.
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