Thursday, February 14, 2013
On Saturday while the blizzard was raging in Maine, my sister who had been in NY with my parents, along with her husband called to say that my mother who has been ill for a very long time, was failing rapidly and that I needed to get to NY. We were unable to leave until Sunday morning due to weather conditions, but after experiencing car troubles and losing about two hours of what should have been travel time,we arrived at my parents' home at 9 Sunday night. Although she was not conscious, I believe she knew that all her children were there with her. She died early Monday afternoon. The funeral was yesterday. My parents celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary last August. That is not typo, my father is devastated, which is an understatement. I am too sad to think of much else, especially my eating. Today is my weigh in day, but don't have my scale, it will have wait until I am home, though I do not know when that will be. I will be back to SP full force then.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
Here I am in cold (2 degrees right now), but sunny, Maine.....and hearing that we have a veritable blizzard coming our way. I am NOT pleased!!! I have been planning to go back to the Y on Saturday, now that my stomach bug has disappeared and my sciatica has been relieved as a result of getting steroid injections in my back on Monday. I guess I am going to have to make an alternate plan for exercising - maybe an old video or the ancient treadmill we have here at home (that always makes my knees hurt). I NEED to get back to exercising - it has been way too long!
On the positive side, this week I lost 1.5 lbs. (though maybe the stomach bug is the real reason for this). I want to keep the momentum going, hence the need to get back to moving my body.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
So it was 4 degrees this morning when I got up - it's warming up; the temperatures are no longer below zero!
My stomach bug has finally abated, but now I am sidelined by having had two steroid shots in my back yesterday to treat the severe sciatica pain I have been experiencing. I am stiff and sore today - guess it will be another lazy day.
I really am missing my morning exercise and cannot wait 'til I feel good enough to go back to the Y and get my body going again -and burning some additional calories!!! Inever thought I would feel this way about missing my time on the treadmill and weight machines, but it is true!
I hope all my friends here on SP are feeling well and enjoying the day!
Saturday, February 02, 2013
I cannot believe it is February already! I hope that little critter predicts an early spring for us, though here in Maine, that could mean in July! LOL
I have begun to feel somewhat better - though my digestive system still isn't working right and I am really tired. I guess this will be another lazy day
Friday, February 01, 2013
Here it is the start of a new month, and for me that means an upcoming birthday, too, so I figure it can really be the start of a new me. Actually, I think the new me started on January 1st, when I got serious here on Sparkpeople, but now I am recommitting to making THIS month a good one as well. Right now I can barely eat because of this nasty "bug," but I know that once this has passed I will be back at the Y exercising - because I actually miss it right now!!! I realized that I have eaten only 2 cookies since the first of January (a major accomplishment for me) and I don't feel deprived. I will have to plan things so that I can enjoy a slice of birthday cake when the time comes, but I know that is possible. I am thinking that I will ask my hsuband to get an ice cream cake to share with our family here in Maine, because any left-overs will not call to me the way a regular cake would, even though I will enjoy the slice i plan to have. Well, this blog has turned into a stream of consciousness. so I will stop right now.
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