Saturday, February 25, 2012
I'm happy that I finally made progress in the right direction according to my friend the scale this morning. I watched my sodium intake and even then it was a struggle, but I did much better than the previous week. I avoided land mines like my favorite light salad dressing, popcorn (sigh) and cut down on the turkey sausage we like for breakfast. I also mixed up my exercise throughout the week with vigorous walks, Coach Nicole's workouts (whew!) and a couple of my golden oldies, like The Firm and Kathy Smith. I set up a reward system for my weight loss and this week I get a manicure!
I especially pleased with how I managed my food this week in light of the discovery that my sweetheart had melanoma on his foot. He's had several basal skin cancers, but this is a first for us and it's been one shock after another as we visited the surgeon, oncologist, and plastic surgeon. We're waiting for the surgery date and it's the elephant in the living room. We don't avoid talking about it, we're trusting God in this situation, but the elephant hasn't budged. I haven't turned to emotional eating, nor has my sweetheart. After his surgery is scheduled, completed and we learn whether the cancer has spread, will be the next test of our healthy eating lifestyle.
All in all, the very best thing I can do for myself and my sweetheart is to keep us focused on good exercising habits and healthy food. And, of course, remember that our times are in God's Hands (Psalm 31:15).