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I lost weight this week! Woo hoo!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Well, well ,well! I lost 1.6 kgs this week emoticon

Don't know why or how but I did and I am happy with the loss. emoticon

My mum had a comfortable night and her temperature is down. I was very upset last night and actually was crying. I suddenly realised that I might lose her. I know her life is awful, Alzheimer's is a dreadful disease, she is bedridden and while I know she thinks I am someone nice, I actually don't think she knows I am her daughter. But she is well looked after and I know that God will take her in His time. She will be 91 on the 11th. I will go and see her this morning.

Enough unhappy thoughts emoticon

This morning I feel like I have been run over by a truck (not that I have ever been run over by a truck! LOL). The Pilates must have worked something, I am sore and stiff. My tummy isn't too sore, so I mustn't have worked it as much as I should have. My legs-calves particularly are very sore. I was on the machine for those. 2 more sessions before we leave for Thailand. I am taking my homework sheet with me and will try to do some of the exercises while away....good in theory! When I told my trim, taught, terrific 26 yr old daughter that I was in pain, her answer was that 'pain is weakness leaving the body'. Interesting comment. Not sure how much pain she has LOL. However, she is a very organised, focussed girl and when we came home from Greece and Europe last year she had put on weight, so she decided to lose it, joined spark, did a couch to run program over a period of eeks (this is the girl who wears stilettos all the time LOL) and lost the necessary kilos and is maintaining it. Oh to be young again and know everything. emoticon. She thinks I should take up running at my age - maybe she is right!

Have a great day everyone. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Congratulations on the weightloss and on your work out soreness. I always feel encouraged when I'm sore because it means I worked hard and my muscles are repairing and growing. I know the more muscle mass I have the more calories I burn.

So sorry your Mom is not well. 91 years is an amazingly accomplishment. I understand how you feel about losing her. I sitll miss my Mum very much. Enjoy every moment together. and if you can try not to spend too much time focusing on losing her
what an incredible blessing you've had her for so many years and maybe many more to come.

Keep up the great work on your exercise. Someday your 25 year old daughter will realize she doesn't know everything. I remember thinking I did , and I remember when I finally realized I didn't know everything!!!! It was a rude awakeniing. It's really all just the process and stages of maturing.

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 8/2/2012 2:50PM

  Hello, Sandy! I think I can relate to your feelings about your mother possibly passing away. My own mother turned 95 2 weeks ago; I know the day will come soon where I will have to go on without her, but personally, I hope it's a few years away still. My mom is lucid & still lives alone in her apartment, with help from many people for household tasks. We talk on the phone many times every day. She had many health crises in 2010-2011, but now she has a Pacemaker and an Emergency specialist finally made the right diagnosis after 4 years of her feeling unwell & her vertigo has been taken care of (by the Epley maneuvre). Many times already, we were convinced that the end was near, but now she is doing pretty well, which gives me a feeling of relief. So I understand your sadness thinking that your mum might have to go soon. For your sake, I hope that she heals completely of this chest infection. On her part, I believe that people with dementia who are well cared-for are generally happy with their life and don't realize that it is very different from their previous life. Interacting with you is a joy for her even when she does not recognize you. May God bless you both.

About your Pilates workout, I mentioned elsewhere that I feel a twinge of jealousy. I took Stott Pilates matwork classes, but never had the opportunity to use the machines.

A physiotherapist once told me that muscles being sore the next day is normal and expected. But if the pain is still there the following day, then that is a sign that we worked too hard & we should go a bit easier the next time.

I want to encourage you to do a little bit of the Pilates matwork exercises when you are in Thailand, even if it were only 5 minutes every day. Your bad back will thank you for it when you come back home.

I notice that you often lose more that a kg at a time -- those are really big losses! Good for you, you must be doing something right even if you don't know exactly what.


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IRISHEI 8/2/2012 12:08PM

    Great job on your wt. loss. Keep up the good work! emoticon So sorry to hear your mom has been ill. It has to be very hard for you to see her like this. I will keep her and you both in my prayers. emoticon Your little dog looks adorable. Enjoy him. All the best in your journey. emoticon
Irish Ei

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LJCANNON 8/2/2012 11:27AM

    emoticon Congratulations on your Weight Loss!
emoticon Understand your situation with your Mom. My Grandmother had Dementia for several years before she passed. Near the end of her life I asked her once if she knew who I was. She became very emotional, and said "I know I should, but I don't" I reassured her and said, "It doesn't matter if you know my name. Do You Love Me?" Without missing a beat, she said "Well, OFCOURSE I love you!!" Sometimes that has to be enough.

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    Great weight loss.
Sending prayers to you and your mum - it is such an invidious disease!

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SHERYLDS 8/2/2012 6:25AM

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/1/2012 11:15PM

    You are doing great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ARTJAC 8/1/2012 11:02PM

    GREAT WEIGHT LOSS emoticon

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ASHENPOND 8/1/2012 10:07PM

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emoticon on the weight loss.. So sad to hear about your Mum - I have added her to my prayer list. 91 is a fabulous age.

emoticon Jenye.

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CINDYWAGNER1 8/1/2012 9:41PM

    emoticon on your weight loss. emoticon that your mother is not doing so well. Praying for you.

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WENDYJM4 8/1/2012 8:43PM

    emoticon emoticon on the weight loss emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 8/1/2012 7:55PM

    emoticon on the weight loss. emoticon

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SCOOTDOG 8/1/2012 7:41PM

    emoticon on your weight lose emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 8/1/2012 6:13PM

    emoticon You are doing so good and your body is telling you that you did it! emoticon emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 8/1/2012 6:04PM

    Yay! emoticon on the weight loss, keep it up. I'm glad your mom is doing a bit better today and hope she continues to improve.

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SUCCESS-AMT 8/1/2012 5:46PM

  Just keep it up. Good luck. emoticon

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