Saturday, December 10, 2011
Saw the scale go down 3# this week! Woo Hoo!.. Then decided to measure myself and no change. Went from a high to a low...why don't I see any change in measuring? My clothes feel looser...I feel my sides bending more and feeling my ribs...go figure. Anyway...not giving up,,,but surprised me that I was like ...YES and then I was down...thankfully SparkPeople reminds me to celebrate my victories...must be loosing it somewhere else I'm not measuring. Eventually I will get there...keep on keeping on!
Took Mom (mother in law) out shopping last night after work. We had some success. She found 2 blouses and a pretty top and pair of slacks and socks. Guess she won't have to go naked to Florida after all. We had a nice evening. I know she enjoyed herself immensely. Then I feel guilty. Kept making myself take a deep breath and relax and be in the moment. Sometimes she is just so quirky and difficult and moody I dread time spent with her. My time is so limited. I get impatient hearing the same things over and over. Yet I try to remind myself what a blessing it is that I get to care for her in her latter years. Work wears me out and I'm not always the happy bubbly teasing person I used to be.
Makes me determined not to be that way as I age...and guess I already am when I complain about her all the time...what's the difference?
God helps me refocus and remember what is important.
Think she is really looking forward to our trip to Florida to spend Christmas with my daughter. Thought just getting out of her routine would be good for her and give her something to look forward to during the holidays when she tends to get down. What's not to like when there is sunshine and warmth instead of cold days stuck inside :)
Off to make it a great day! Office Christmas dinner tonight!