Friday, April 10, 2009
I am off until Tuesday - then work the 3 days and leave for my home town on Friday after I send the girls off to school. Time surely will fly by... My original plan wasn't to go back until July, but with my sister's surgery coming up, I felt compelled to go (she is my only surviving immediate family member). It works out well - I'm taking Friday/Monday off and my step-daugther will stay with my younger daughters while I go to be with my sister. She was very happy to hear this as her partner was going to be out of town and she wasn't sure what she would do if they discharged her before he was back. It will be a nice little break for me as well - the drive up (about 6 hours) is therapeutic in itself. I'll blast the tunes and sing out loud on my own... A mini getaway from the responsibilities of my parenting to be with my SIS. I will also do some visiting again as well, but definitely not a 'vacation' like last time. Going to stay on track and focused.
My sister who is having the surgery, has a daughter (young - 18) who is due today so I will also get to meet the newest addition to our family. I'm going down with positive thoughts about all of it. I know that this surgery will make my sister feel better (as she had been feeling ill for some time) and this will for sure improve her health.
So - with this in view, I'm doing a 3 day lean eating plan. I need to budge my plateau to stay encouraged. My weight has been stagnant - up/down quite a bit and hovering around the same area. One great thing is I'm still below the 170 mark but now pushing for going below 160.
So with this in mind, the Easter long weekend, well the sun is shining and I plan on taking advantage of it and taking some nice long walks and keeping busy.
My step-daughter will be coming after work tomorrow. She's been on a low-carb diet for 7 weeks and has lost 25lbs so I'm very proud of her. She has a lot to lose but she's trying. We had lost together one time when she lived with me when we did Weight Watchers together ... so this Easter Weekend, we will stay clear of the Chocolate (might get a few little items for my younger girls)... but not doing the traditional Easter festivities with huge meals. Doing the opposite and eating clean, cleaning house and mind. I'm using the long weekend to reflect on all the great things in my life, to reconnect with my spirituality and the outdoors (with the beautiful sunshine out)!
Wishing all my SP Friends a Happy Easter Weekend.