Thursday, April 18, 2013
Well, my week started with traveling to California with Roxy. She did great until the last 45 mins. (she started panting). I am not sure if it was the descent or being in the carrier for 6.5 hours! Anyway, she adjusted to California and the apartment right away. I feel so much better with her out here - it has made all the difference. We walk a lot more here than at home. The weather is a lot better for her. It's nothing for her to walk two miles and keep going. She does go to bed a lot earlier :). I bought her a huge dog bed at Costco. She loves it!
I came back to California to a son who was thinner than when I left. My husband said they were eating a lot and he didn't notice. I knew my husband was telling the truth because my husband's belly was a lot bigger! As we went out to eat I noticed my son was now eating salads and my husband was eating a lot of rich foods!!
I had the therapist weigh my son - he lost 6.5 pounds since I left!! They told him and he was shocked. Today the nutritionist told him he can only have salad if it's in a wrap! He needs to eat 3500 cals per day! He doesn't know it, but I am tracking what he eats in my SparkPeople food tracker. He ate a lot today and drank beer and only ended up eating 2175 cals prox! I think OT may actually be harder to eat more cals than cut them out!! I am going to have to start going to an icecream shop! I am getting a gut too! The wrong people are gaining weight!!
After seeing so many anorexics I am not interested in diets anymore. Vi have decided I am more healthy than really thin people!!
Other news is I almost lost my best friend Monday. She was at the finish line during the whole Boston marathon. I was supposed to be there with her, cheering her husband on. Since it was my turn to be with my son in California I didn't go. My BFF was texting my minute by minute updates. It was so exciting hearing where her husband was. Then I get a text "bomb". At the same time ABCnews sends a text that a bomb went off at the Boston marathon. I knew my BFF was on because she texted me but we couldn't get in touch with eachother's for an hour. I didn't know if her husband was ok. She finally called me, crying hysterically. Her husband came in at 4:06. She didn't see him come in. Two minutes later she got a text that he had finished. She left to go find him. She walked around the corner and the first bomb went off.
She said it was so traumatizing and like a war zone. They ran and got on the subway to Cambridge - where their hotel was.
I can't begin to imagine what everyone was thinking. I have stood at the finish line waiting for my mom and son at least 50 times - I never though about a terrorist. I guess I will pay a lot more attention for now on.
So, tomorrow is Thursday and I already feel like I went through an entire year this week. All I can do is keep the faith that there is a reason for everything and it will all work out.