Sunday, October 12, 2008
Having one of those blue days where I feel it is only me against the world. Though I realistically know this is not the case, common sense does not change the feeling from being present. I don't want to finish my paper for school, I don't want to exercise, I don't want to clean or do laundry. There is too much to do and not enough time to do it all. In this case I have time, but don't want to do any of it. The good news is tomorrow will be another day and it will all be there waiting for me. Hopefully, I will have more success in my mood selection.
“We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda
Friday, September 26, 2008
I am doing my first 5K this weekend.
NAMIWalks for the Mind of America, NAMI's signature walkathon event that is being held in Minneapolis, MN at Minnehaha Park on September 27, 2008.
NAMI is very important to me as they have done great things to assist familes in dealing with mental illness, including my own. I am thankful that my schedule has recently changed allowing me to participate in this event.
If interested in sponsoring me, you can do so at the link provided below.
Have a great active weekend!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday was my day of pampering and for rewarding my new milestone achieved (25 lbs DONE!). The plan was from head to toe with a haircut and a pedometer, but received a little more than I bargained for.
My normal stylist was off for the day, which should have been a sign for me to wait. However, I chose not to listen and went ahead on a daring mission to get a haircut anyway. I left there with more than a haircut, but a new style and length (not by request), plus a few more gray hairs now visible. I then decided why not go for a color too, and since we have the new hair style let's go a bit darker.... which brings you to the picture above. I'm still adjusting and not sure if I like it or not... feels like too much face right now.
I do love my pedometer though; just anxious to use it. I've been busy with homework the last two days and have not been able to go walking. BOO! However, ZYONSMOMMY1 encouraged me to just wear it all day long, which I plan to do tomorrow!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I am shrinking and can feel it - what a wonderful, wonderful feeling! I knew my pants were getting longer and felt like they were getting a bit droopy, so this morning I decided to pull out a smaller pair which have been a tighter fit to wear. WOOHOO! - they fit like pants should! No more suck it in and stand up straight to get them zipped. I feel GREAT! Though I still have a long way to get go to reach my final goal, the progress thus far feels so good. For some time, I had been so dissatisfied with my body; I am happy to see my hard work is paying off with changes occurring and feeling back in control of my destiny! What a way to start out the day! YEAH!!!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I've been a bit out of touch this past week due to more unexpected stress in my life...
On Tuesday when I awoke, there was a message from my father's employer indicating to contact them right away as I was listed as his emergency contact. The message immediately sent me in to panic and concern. My father is an alcoholic and he has distanced himself from me more and more over the past couple of years. When I reached them, I was informed he had been taken to the hospital by ambulance for what they thought was a heart attack or stroke. I was not exactly sure what to expect when I arrived, but found him awake and with his nose covered in blood. Apparently, he was driving a utility cart at the golf course where he works when something occurred causing him to lose consciousness, stop breathing, and drive into a tree. I am so thankful he was not driving a regular vehicle on the street as he could have easily killed himself or someone else. I am also very thankful he was in an area of the course where someone else saw him, or he could have been out there by himself with no one realizing he needed help. To make a longer story short, they did a variety of tests in the hospital this week to check his head and heart. It was determined, he had a grand mal seizure on Tuesday at the golf course, and a couple smaller seizure episodes later at the hospital. They believe they were as a result of his brain sending signals to feed it more alcohol. He apparently has been consuming a large amount of beer every night. In the end, he was kept in the hospital through yesterday, put on anti-seizure medication, and referred to go through an out-patient treatment program for his alcoholism.
Please keep him in your prayers as he works through these difficult times.
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