Saturday, February 02, 2013
I kept my numbers good enough today that I was able to easily accommodate half a slice of Oreo Cheesecake - and it was delicious. I don't do the whole "cheat day" thing, or "treating myself," I just work with portion control and sticking to the numbers. I guess we'll see if that plan works even if it's not the healthiest thing in the world in those numbers!
Our special needs son has had a couple of more violent outbursts that have resulted in what we believe is a pinched nerve in my back. I've been having a few leg and back spasms, so I've had to readjusted my workouts and I had to skip a "real" walk yesterday and today. I still walked inside, though. I don't want to fall out of the habit. Tomorrow I plan on trying to get back out in the woods after we take the boys out for haircuts and I get the week's shopping out of the way.
My cousin passed away this morning. I hadn't seen him in many, many years, and had only seen him a handful of times prior to that, so I'd never be so selfish as to pretend it has really caused me great personal pain - but I do feel just terrible for his wife, children, and grandchildren. He and his wife had been married for 38 years, together since their teen years. That's a long time to never be away from someone and then go to bed without them one night. I've said a lot of prayers for them during his long illness. Tonight I pray for acceptance, guidance, peace, comfort, and rest for his wife.
Whenever anyone I know passes, I am RE-reminded to never take a moment for granted or send time focusing in what is 'wrong' with life. I've been incredibly Blessed and it would be a shame to waste any of my life forgetting that.