Five days before Christmas
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Well, here it is almost Christmas and I'm really enjoying every minute and every day! I have many blessings to count this year. My mother-in-law is 90 and has experienced many health challenges since June, including several falls, getting a pacemaker, and spending 7 weeks in the hospital, the last time a four week stretch. She is responding well to her treatment now that she is stablized. We are lucky for every day we have with her. Especially Christmas Day and the season. Yesterday, we took her to see the barbershop group that my husband sings with and then out to dinner.
I became a grandmother again with 2 grandsons born. I have 2 sons and each had a new baby, one in August and one on Veterans Day in November. What a special day of remembrance to have a baby born on Veterans Day! My husband and I are both veterans and many in our family have served. They joined an 8 year old granddaughter and a 5 year old grandson for a total of 4. We are so blessed!
My weight loss progress has stalled and oh, well. I have just been so busy and preoccupied with all that is happening to commit. I even joined weight watchers and paid for 2 months in advance. I just haven't taken the time to devote to it. Just didn't seem that important. I keep waiting for something.
One good thing this year, I have suffered with clinical depression for 14 years and have been taken a variety of meds to keep it under control. One big stressor is owning a business and since moving my business back to my home, the stress is not nearly as prevalent. In Sept I asked my doc to remove one of my meds which he did. It was hell for a month while I got used to not having it but now I am feeling great! I think I am ready to remove another one with his concurrence. I had decided to join a weight loss program here that my sister lost 60 pounds on and has kept it off. I was turned down because of this one med I still take. If I can get rid of it, then I can join that program if I want to. So progress.
I have a very good friend that I walk with. We have been remiss this year and keep finding things to get in the way. Yesterday we went out for a good 3 mile walk and it was great. We will work on getting back into our regimen next year. I will have to buy the spark book and participate more. Make this a focus of daily committment. I got a new spark award today so I have something to look forward to!