Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Mom was very sick, (became septic from a stone in her bile duct) needed 24/7 attention which means I had to move in with her for 5 weeks. Thank God for an understanding and supportive husband. We got through the chapter, and she is much better. On most days, I had no computer, so I had to use hospital guest computer and count on husband other days to spin the wheel for me. Missed two day! Rats! I think it is sooo wonderful how I was able to still keep track of my food and exercise on a notebook, and enter information at a later date in the trackers. I love that feature of SP! Along with so many other wonderful features… I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!!
Amazing thing happened… .. my weight stayed the same!!! The reason I say amazing is I have always been an extreme emotional eater, and an ordeal like this one could easily have cost me 20-30 extra pounds. But NO binge eating, I kept making good choices on foods to eat. I sincerely think for the first time in my 54 years, I can say I am NO LONGER an EMOTIONAL EATER!! To be totally honest, not sure I would ever have been able to say those words, it feels good!
The other thing that kept me on track, my commitment I made to myself in April with Sparkguy to attempt 1,000 day streak of 10+ fitness minutes. That has been the best thing I have ever done!! Even on days that I can only do 10 min., it keeps me focused! Staying with my mom for 2 weeks at hospital, it was easy to work in the 10 min a day. STAIRS…. When you walk past the elevators, and look for the stairs instead, do you realize how many stairs there are in the hospitals? Oh my…. lots! LOL
It took a lot of work to earn the “lost 50 lbs” icon on my Sparkpage, I kept reminding myself of that each day. Thanks to my Sparkworld that got me where I am today, it has taught me so much, and will help me lose the next 30 lbs! All the information the site has to offer, and all the wonderful Sparkfriends I have and keep meeting. I am truly Blessed.