Tuesday, May 20, 2008
As I sit here this morning, I am reflecting on the past year, the past several years actually. My Richie graduates from High School Sunday and he started to work yesterday. We were very fortunate to get him to this point. He is a very smart kid, but he's just always hated school and after his accident in October, I really had a difficult time getting him to go back. Fortunately, the public school system in our county has an alternative ed. program that I was able to get him enrolled in and it was just what he needed. He was able to work on 2 subjects a day and had much more one-on-one interaction with his teachers, and the classes were at a different campus, so he didn't have to deal with a lot of the "drama" that goes on at regular school. Just what he needed.
He will be working and staying in Tennessee thru the week and coming home on the weekends and when he left Sunday, I really felt the empty nest syndrome. I couldn't help but cry, even though he's not really moved out, he's my baby. I can only imagine what it's gonna be like Sunday when he walks across that stage and gets his diploma....I am very proud of him.
As far as my plan to get back on track with my weight loss journey, it's coming along slowly. It's been difficult to get back into a routine and I have just been lazy. I have been having some hip pain and I have been using that as my excuse for not getting my exercise in when I know that it's not really bad enough to keep me from walking. I have to get back on track, and I am doing better. Now I just have to be consistant. That's the key. I am still working on losing the 10 pounds I gained during tax season. It's discouraging, because it seemed to have taken forever to lose those 10 pounds the first time. I have set myself back several months. But I DID lose them and I CAN lose them again. No more excuses...It's time to put ME at the top of the list of things to do.