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Living Life Day 21 January 5, 2013

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I went to my cousin's funeral this morning, and it was a wonderful celebration of his life. His grandkids asked that people be happy for him, celebrate that he is no longer in pain, and is running and doing the things he loved doing, including arguing with his brother and sister, and hanging out with his parents and dog. His daughter said that she was blessed to have been able to spend the best part of his life with him, and that she has no regrets. I'm not sure many of us can say that about our parents. I'm not sure I can. I still have both of my parents, but it's a tough situation, and I don't like spending time with them. My cousin's daughter put a different perspective on this for me this morning, and now I need to figure out what I want to do next. Time to do some big time thinking.

It's 33 degrees out today, so I'll be heading out for a walk soon. I am looking forward to clearing my head and enjoying the "warmth".

Goals for today:
~ 80 oz water - 88 yesterday
~ 10,000 steps - 10k yesterday
~ 25 flights of stairs (this seems like a lot but I only use the upstairs bathroom at home, and that helps alot!) 16 yesterday
~ journal every bite - I try to write before I bite, and am finding success with this method
~ smile at least once an hour - we all need joy and happiness in our lives!
~ earn 75 Sparkpoints - 75 yesterday
~ eat clean today
~ learn something new today and remember what I learned - I learned that I can make chicken caccitore for 2 not for 6!
~ Floor exercises - 15 regular push ups, 25 modified pushups, 200 crunches, 100 abductors, 100 adductors, 75 second plank
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff
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MEXGAL1 1/6/2013 10:00AM

    Life is funny. My mother and I used to have a good relationship but when she moved to Mexico for six years things went downhill and now we don't have a good relationship. she and my husband had a fight 3 years ago and haven't seen or talked to each other since then. it kind of puts me in the middle. My Mom was wrong and I understand why my DH doesn't want anything to do with her. I am happier now that she moved in with my sister back in Pennsylvania but wish our relationship were better but that won't happen as there has been too much harm done to it. Oh well, family, what can I say.
Have a terrific Sunday!

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LILYPAD12311 1/6/2013 12:06AM

    Wow LivLaufLuv,

You have quite a regime set up,,,, I am just happy to log my food and exercise! LOL Congratulations on working towards your goals,,,,, that is really amazing!!! You don't need inspiration ,,, you are inspiration! I may add that "smile at least once an hour".

Your cousin's daughter was very blessed to have a great parent. Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that we don't all have good parents..... some people just don't have parenting skills,,, others just have "issues" and yet still others were never meant to be parents.... I know,,,, since I had terrible parents growing up,,,, my mother did not want too many children and had 6! She was a neat freak and you cannot be a neat freak with 6 kids,,, you drive everyone,,, including yourself,,, unhappy.

I have come to the conclusion that "it is what it is",,,, but what happened in the past did not and does not define my life...... I am the accumulation of decisions that I have made for my life. I read once that I am suppose to "honor my father and mother",,,,, which I do by being a much better parent than either one of them ever was....... I still see them,,,, and am polite..... but wishing for something different is something that I am trying to let go of..... Life is life,,,,, with all the good and all the challenges that it brings us.

Hope the walk helped you make some Big Thinking,,,,, your situation is probably very different from mine but by your blog & page,,, I can tell that you are one smart lady emoticon

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