Saturday, December 31, 2011
This blog is not to write everything I will do in the upcoming year and what my goals are or how I will change etc.
This is just to say thank you to all my spark friends who have been with me all year. You've stuck by me through everything with my family, my colitis, my non weight loss, my feelings of self doubt. You've kicked me in the a@@ when I needed it. You've also been my friend when I've needed it.
I've a long road ahead of me in 2012 and that I will write about tomorrow. But, for this the last day of 2011, I just simply want to say thank you to all of you.
I wish you nothing but health, happiness, prosperity and, for those of you who need it, some weight loss in the upcoming year!
Thank you. You are true friends!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I have been so burned out with work. All I wanted was for us to get away for a while, but didn't figure we could afford it. But, Brian said we would figure out a way to work it out. We were batting around places to go and I told him not to laugh at me, but I always wanted to go to Nashville and then Memphis to see Graceland.
We figured out it is only a 9 hour drive from here and both my kids want to go. My son can help my husband with the driving. I think I can get someone to stay with the dog and the cats. My kids would only miss 4 days of school as they have a new semester starting. Brian said since we are driving, we can afford to do more.
My daughter is so excited. She wants to spend her birthday at Loretta Lynn's ranch. I will have to put off her road test, but that is not a big deal. I think this will be a lot of fun as I hate plane travel. Can't wait! I always love something to look forward to :)
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In my previous blog, I mentioned that I went out for dinner with my mom last night. She couldn't get it through her head that my sister Karen was paying for the person staying with her. Mother was sure Karen was taking it out of my mother's account.
Now, most of you who know me know that Karen and I haven't spoken in years, but I decided to defend her. I left her a message asking her to explain to mother that she does indeed pay for Jenny and also for car insurance for Jenny to drive mother's car.
Today, I get an e-mail from my nephew (Karen's son) stating that under no circumstances am I to ever contact Karen (his words...not his mother). He then told me that my mother's finances were none of my business and what goes on in my mother's house is up to my other sister, Mimi, and my brother.
He then signed it Attorney Nathan Zimmermann. I guess the old apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It is pretty sad when a 55 year old woman, who is an attorney in her own right, can't even speak for herself. But, that, of course, is what got us to this place initially. She would never speak directly to me, but about me to everyone. I believe that if I have something to say I am going to say it directly to the person.
Obviously, my sister has made her children as sick as she has always been. She has never allowed them independence as they are all working with her now instead of moving on their own. Well, I, for one, am completely done with that whole group. How totally and completely disgusting! If it were my son, I would have told him to stay out of it!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
As we approach the new year, I can't say that I am happy with what the scale has told me this year, but I am happy with the many new habits that I have developed this year. I did learn that the scale is not the only measure of success, but I would like to see it go down in 2012.
I now eat breakfast every day. I have to to take my meds. I've gotten my Ulcerative Colitis under control and have been able to add back in some foods.
I've learned that if I don't exercise, I hurt. I find if I lay around or sit at the computer all day, my back hurts. I need to get that exercise in to feel good. But, I've also learned that I need to change up my exercises. Some days I do Leslie Sansone with Walk It Out. I have now added exerbeat to my lineup which I really like. I am going to start doing the boxercising with some weighted boxing gloves I have through Leslie Sansone.
I have learned that if I can just get myself to start moving, I will keep going for at least 60 minutes. But, I've also learned that it is ok if I can't get that much time in. If I have showings all day, then I may only be able to get in 20 minutes, but that is better than nothing.
I have learned that I don't need to eat an entire sandwich or 8 oz burger to be satisfied. I have changed my portion sizes. I don't need a whole plate of something..just a couple of bites works.
One thing I am starting to learn, especially after the last few weeks, is that I have to take time for myself and decided that Wednesdays will be for JC no matter what (weather and his health permitting). Unfortunately, JC is still lame so I wasn't able to see him for the last 2 weeks. One week because of work and the other because he has been lame for a week. I always felt that, because I quit teaching, I can't say no to a day of showings or hang up the phone when someone calls over and over. That is one thing I need to work on. But, it also doesn't mean that if I take a day to myself, I shouldn't exercise.
The major thing I learned is the importance of Spark people. If it weren't for all my spark friends voices ringing in my ears to get off my butt, I would still be sitting on it. Also, I really would have no one to talk to. With all the issues with my family, work and my kids, my spark friends really listen and give good advice. At least you feel like someone is listening to you. I know how much it takes to read people's blogs and it can get irritating to read the same thing over and over. But, please know how much it is appreciated. I would probably be in the looney bin if it wasn't for all of you wonderful people who are sharing your lives and your journeys with me and mine.
Thank you all for all your support and I wish you all nothing but good fortune, health and happiness in the upcoming year. Thank you all for being such wonderful s
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