Making things work in the face of a personal tragedy
Monday, October 08, 2012
Friday I found out that my mother has been hospitalized for a heart attack and a suicide attempt. My mother has tried many times before to kill herself, the amount of medication she took along with the fact that her health is poor her heart couldn't take it. She is now in the ICU, after she is strong enough she will be moved to a mental ward for up to a week then she will be moved again to a rehab facility.
Now usually when faced with this much heartache I would go out and buy several cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, cookie dough, chips, soda, booze ect. but this time I didn't do that, I remained on my caloric intake of 1200 calories and ate healthy foods. I haven't exercised since Friday but I will head to the gym again starting today.
On a positive note I purchased The Spark and The Spark cook book and I am now reading them. I can't wait to try some new recipes.