Thursday, June 26, 2008
About a month ago a co-worker of my husband's (He works for NASA) went to walk outside at lunchtime for exercise, like she did everyday, and she collapsed and died. She was 53, thin and had no history of heart problems. It makes you STOP and think. If it happened to her, someone who kept their weight down and exercised, then it can DEFINATELY happen to me. She had a 17 yr. old son. It was so sad. He sang and played guitar at her memorial.
I don't want my kids to have to go through what he did.
I have been doing well but I could do better. I need to be more accountable.
For breakfast I had a Slim Rite (Kroger version of slim fast).
I use this when I am rushed. We had a plumber coming and I didn't want to be eating when he came.
For lunch I had 1 whole grain piece of bread with laughing cow cheese and 1 oz. of ham. So good. Then I had 1 oz. of the heart healthy nuts. So here I am watching Days of Our Lives (My guilty pleasure) and wanting something to eat even though it is not time so I will do my Biggest Loser 100 challenge for the day. I have to do Jumping Jacks etc... That will take my mind off of food.
I have to change my attitude and I have to get healthier.
It is so much harder during summer. The kids are old enough to not need me to take them everywhere. My 2 oldest drive and my youngest is always skateboarding somewhere. Different story during school. Band, Lacrosse, Scouts etc... No boredom there.
I am going to enjoy myself and get a handle on my life so I can be here when it is my time to slow down and relax a little without being sick.
Off to do jumping jacks.