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1/31/08 Stress

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Really stressful day already this morning. Trying to mentally relax and not get too grouchy! ;^)

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    Take deep breaths and think of beautiful places. I have a place I can go to by just closing my eyes. I hope you have one too!

I am here if you want to vent!

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1/29/08 Are you setting the pace for your health?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This is the hardest thing for me. Exercise used to not be so difficult, but after a back injury, even walking is a chore. Also I wasn't an athletic person in school, but could dance for hours, so that is what I do when I am motivated.

Motivation, that's what is hard.

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CDNRAE 1/30/2008 8:23AM

    Hiya! Don't forget those small steps ... how about just dancing to one song today. Doesn't even have to be a fast one. Just get your hips moving. I like to dance while doing housework. I put on some upbeat music and away I go. Don't tell my husband but the vacume cleaner is a better dance partner! than he is.

Small steps.

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1/28/08 follow or lead

Monday, January 28, 2008

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.- Stendhal, 19th century French writer

Wow isn't this true for so many things, religion, politics and even weight loss. I can't even remember all of the get slim fast diets and products I have bought, used and been disappointed with. Thinking back now, at least I didn't make dieting a big thing so that my kids have a healthy relationship with food.


1/27/08 Perseverance

Sunday, January 27, 2008

So the email quote of the day is: If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. - Unknown

I have to say I have been blessed that my family taught me perseverance and resilience. In 1999 I had a bad back injury at work, I was told I would never be able to go back to the work that I did, even if I wanted to. Sometimes I felt down and sad, but then I would think of other alternatives, just in case I really couldn't go back. Yet I kept going and I was able to return to the work I enjoy. I have my bad pain moments, but at least I am working and doing what I love!!

It is the same with weight loss, at times I think it won't ever happen, then I kick myself and just keep on.


1/26/08 first anniversary of my mom's death

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Today is a tough one for me, this whole year has really sucked in many ways. Things have happened that I know would have been made easier had my mom been alive, she had a way of making things ok, even during really bad times. my mom was far from perfect, but at the same time she was funny, grouchy, caring, loving and could curse like crazy!!!

I do my best to help like she did, but don't have the magic that she had. And I can't quite curse like her!! :)

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NATUREGIRL7 1/27/2008 2:56PM

    I hope today is a better day for you. It is always difficult when the anniversary of something (loss of loved one ) comes up, and unfotunately not one of us walking on the face of the earth is without these things. The loss of a mother is particularly hard. My mother has been gone 12 yrs and I still miss her ! But eventually time makes things a bit easier to bear. Just wanted to say that, and good luck on your healthy journey.

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CRAZYFORFOODKW 1/26/2008 12:21PM

    I have not lost my mom in a physical sense but she had dementia so the child/parent relationship has shifted and in most senses I have lost her. She still knows who I am (her youngest daughter) and is still sweet and all but she can't have very meaningful conversations anymore (she has lost some vocabulary and logic skills). I use to be great friends with my mom and now all we talk about is her incontinence (she gets stuck on topics for a very long time). Or she tries to talk to me about something else but due to her issues I can't understand what she tries to say, causing frustration and tears.

I am so sorry for your loss.

What you need to do now, though, is LIVE! Live to keep her memory alive. She would not want you to be unhappy or sad. She might even tell you to get off your F'ing ass and make it happen! (If you need someone to curse, I'm your (wo)man. Father is a navy man from the Big War (II) and Irish to boot so there are times we curse, well, like sailors!)

Maybe you could write about your Mom...what was she like? what did she do for a living? where did she live? did she travel? what was her favorite holiday? What is your favorite personal Mom memories?

Tell us all about her!

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JUSTTWINKIE 1/26/2008 8:25AM

    It will always be tough and you will always miss her but it will get better.
I lost mine almost 34 years ago and still today I think about her almost daily. There's always something that will remind me of her ,be it a smell or someones hair style or hair color even. It did take me a long time to be able to think of her without getting all said , I can now though, I hope to see her again one day.
Good luck on your getting healthy journey.

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