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Time for Me

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.
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    It has been an eventful year for us hasn't it? I empathize with what you are going through with your son leaving home. I still have around 8 more years till my first born moves out and I am NOT looking forward to it at all. I'm glad he did get to finish school at a more comfortable place. That's good. :)

    As for the weight loss, yes you WILL lose it again. I know the agony of seeing the scale take forever and a day to move in the right direction but I also know that it will not stay that way forever. Just keep doing what you know you need to do and your body will follow suit. Hang in there, my friend. :)
    3498 days ago
    My kids are both grown and gone too and I agree at first it is really hard to see them 'leave'.
    But I'm sure you can handle it.
    Take care.
    Hugs, Alice
    3498 days ago
    It's funny how many people I'm running into here who have issues just like mine...
    I too have a son who's graduating this year (I'm claiming it), who hates school, and is in alternate education. His counselor had called and said that he's behind on his work and she's afraid that he won't graduate. He insists he will and claims that the more I "nag" him about it, the less motivated he is to finish. Too bad he doesn't realize how this will affect his future! He is also very intelligent... a chess and computer whiz... I'm trusting that he will still do very well in life.
    I cried in the store last week, as I purchased the card for his 19th birthday. These things are natural. As disappointing as it is, probably so is the weight gain, with all that's going on. I've been having my days too, and bouncing back and forth within the same 4 pounds for a month or two now.
    Yes, it's time to take care of you... as best you can, as you deal with these natural stressors in your life right now. Don't beat yourself up for bad choices, but just pick yourself up and move on. Success is getting up once oftener than you fall! You can do it, and you WILL! Thank God that life is full of do-overs.
    I'm glad to be a part of your team!
    3498 days ago
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