Monday, December 17, 2012
My head is aching, and I don't feel like writing much, but I do want to get some things down. It's a grey and gloomy day outside, and it looks like it's going to snow. I usually like this sort of weather, but today I think the pressure is contributing to my headache, and I don't want it to snow because I have a long way to travel tomorrow. We have our divisional Christmas meeting for work tomorrow, and it's at a different campus. I hate these meetings! There are corporate type workshops and "games" followed by a not very good lunch. I hope there's at least some healthier food choices, although I think I'll just be eating a very big and boring salad most likely.
So this past weekend was super rough on me, and I think things might get worse over the next little while. I was back at the emergency with my mother all day yesterday. She has really bad arthritis and chronic pain in her legs, and she couldn't walk without screaming at every step, the pain was so bad. For awhile it looked like she was going to be admitted, but they tried her on a new painkiller which seemed to help her enough to be able to walk with less pain, so they ended up sending her home. I hope that these pills do work for her, because I hate to see her suffer, and I don't want her to end up in the hospital over Christmas. She was there a few years ago over the holidays, and it was no fun having to spend Christmas in a hospital. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that these new meds work for her. Seeing her in so much pain has further motivated me to keep losing weight. She is quite big, and the extra weight is wreaking havoc on her joints. I won't have any kids to help me out when I get older, so I have to be extra careful.
I think the stress has been helpful in me losing weight though. I lost a further three pounds last week, which brought me to my Christmas goal weight of 150 early. That was a good feeling, although the stress sort of took away from my glow. I've been doing pretty well with my diet (at least calorie wise), and exercise, and I want to keep it up as long as possible, because I'm sure I'll succumb to at least some temptation over the holidays. I don't want to deprive myself of everything.
Well, I better go and close up the library, as we're shutting down early this week. I hope everybody out here in Sparkland is doing as well as can be, happy and healthy and full of the holiday cheer that I am trying to muster up. :)