Monday, August 09, 2010
So, things have been kind of crazy in the past couple weeks. Justin's (my boyfriend's) mother has cancer, and wound up in the hospital in critical condition because the mass in her lung was bleeding very badly. She's doing great now. She apparently feels better than she has in over a year. They have her on the right meds, and she'd eating well, and has tons of energy. But, it was looking pretty bad for a couple days.
Now my mother's health is questionable. She's got something wrong with her hips and back, and needs a CAT scan, because they're not sure what the problem is exactly. Plus, she has three lumps in her breast and one in her shoulder, and her doctors are doing squat about them, in spite of a strong history of breast cancer in her family.
My mother was supposed to come in and stay with us in September and watch my son while I went back to finish school. Which, she probably won't be able to do now, since she can barely get up the stairs to the bathroom sometimes. So, I have to figure something out within the next month, which is REALLY not going to be fun.
Sooo... I'm feeling a little stress right now. But, I'm still sticking with the better diet and exercise, and still losing weight (slowly, but steadily).
I've been lacking in strength training. But, I'm trying to pick that up more here and there. And I've always eaten whole wheat/grain bread, and I've been eating brown rice and whole wheat pasta for a couple years, but I'm starting to look a little more at what else I'm eating. Where my calories are coming from, instead of just how many there are. During the couple weeks with the hospital stuff, and family visits there were a few visits to fast food restaurants and stuff. But, I kept to the healthier side of the menus . Grilled chicken, salads, etc. And even when I had pizza with Justin, I watched my portions.
To summarize, I guess I'm trying to say I'm a little proud of how I'm doing. I think this will be a permanent change in my lifestyle this time.