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Have A Great Week-End

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I was working on my computer today, thinking about the fact that tomorrow is Sunday again. Sunday is the day I change my tracker -- and there is no way it's going to be less than it was last Sunday; and I just hate it when I have to raise it to a heavier number!

But then I happened to read one of the quotations on one of my teams. It said, "If at first you don't succeed --- you're about average." And I realize that my weight isn't going to go down each and every Sunday. Because I'm not perfect, and our bodies have a tendency to go up and down with our weight. It could be a pound or three pounds, but mostly it has to do with the amount of water you're drinking, or whether you've eaten something with too much sodium!

I was just tired out today, so I rested. Sure I could have pushed myself out the door and gone for a walk, and maybe I would have even enjoyed it. But on the other hand, maybe my body needed a bit of extra rest. I figure either way I handled it, it's a win-win situation. If I had taken a walk, the weather was nice, and I would have gotten my exercise in. But at the same time, by giving my body some extra rest -- I feel well rested tonight. So who knows?

"You are always their mother -- even when they grow up." Those words were never more true than this week-end. I get a call from my daughter and she tells me how they are moving, there is so much stuff to pack, etc. etc. I offered to come and help her -- and my offer was accepted faster than a New York Minute! So Tuesday after my doctor appt I'll drive to her house, which takes about 4-1/2 hours and I'll spend 3 or 4 days with her. Regardless of how old they get, it's always nice to have a bit of "private" time to spend with them, and it actually makes me thank God that we are close -- and she wants me in her life.

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WARRIORGIRL121 4/1/2013 8:23PM

    No matter how old either of you get, she'll always be your baby! That's what my Mom always used to say to me. :)

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JUDY106 3/28/2013 10:11PM

    Looks like you have some good old fashion Mother and daughter time ahead of you. I know your will enjoy being with your daughter. Take care and do not over do it. Enjoyed your blog.

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1MANKNEY 3/25/2013 12:49PM

    Enjoy your time with your daughter. Nice that you can help her out and get the bonus of quality time.
I still love being a mother! Spending special time with your grown children is something that can't be replaced. Bonding with the people that your children have become is just so great. The relationship really has evolved and it is interesting to watch the changes as the years go by.


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PSMITH3841 3/25/2013 10:03AM

    There's something about a Mother/Daughter bond.....sometimes I think I need my daughter as much, if not more, than she needs me, and I'm about as independent as they come!....Enjoy your time together and don't over-do.....but DO think of all the calories you're burning! emoticon

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JACK714 3/25/2013 9:21AM

    And now it's Monday. Don't overdo helping daughter to move. Another good blog.

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CAROLMAID 3/25/2013 8:34AM

    Enjoy that time with your daughter! Does feel great when it occurs to you they still want to spend time and talk to you....
My daughter is away at college and i'm so thrilled and amazed that sometimes when she has a break between studies (which are very few when studying to be an aeronautical engineer) or while racing between classes she chooses ME to be the one she calls or wants to Skype with!
reminder to self..... call my MOM!
Have a great time!

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FISHINGLADY66 3/24/2013 9:33PM

    Thanks for the quote. It's reassuring to know that we are about average. Go and have a Great time visiting with your daughter. It is good exercise packing and moving. I wish I could get out and walk. We had another 6 inches of snow today. I hope to lose some of this recuperating weigh as soon as our weather warms up. ((Hugs))

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AMALIA8 3/24/2013 9:15PM

    I agree that sometimes our body just needs rest. I came home from Church today and ate some junk because I was so hungry at that point and then I let myself give into my feeling sick (which I'd been feeling for over 24 hours) and i slept all day. I slept for about 5 hours at least. Then I got up, ate a sub sandwich leftover while watching a movie and now I'm here. Was it a spectacular day? No. Was it the worst? No. I can do this and so can you! We are doing what we need to in order to reach balance in our lives. Keep up the amazing work and have fun with your daughter! Speaking as a daughter, I wish I could spend more time with my Mom. I always need my parents and occasionally I need them a lot more than I'd like to admit. LOL.

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LYNETTEMOM 3/24/2013 8:46PM

    a bit of an eerie coincidence that I just wrote about my dd being here and then read this!
I also have been trying to tell myself that it is ok that I am not exercising and have regained a bit of weight, with very good reason --- I just had surgery and I'm SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING IT EASY. But it is disheartening when the scale shows an increase.
Thanks for sharing; there is always a message for me in what you write, Eve.

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CATLADY52 3/24/2013 5:46PM

    You are a great Mom! Go help her and you can talk up a storm while you're there. emoticon emoticon You might even lose a pound!

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DALID414 3/24/2013 2:42PM

    I love that average quote! New way to look at...everything!

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VITCHY-VICKI 3/24/2013 8:50AM

    I hear ya so glad I live close to my Daughter too and it maybe 8 hours to our sons when he gets home in May I don't care we are closer then we have been and if they call I will come just glad too they want me in their life - so have fun helping her pack
and our weight goals will still be there when we are ready to make them
Have a safe trip to your daughters and have fun packing

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ROSAMARCELLE 3/24/2013 7:44AM

    Have a good time with your daughter. emoticon

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ALWAYSROSY 3/24/2013 6:02AM

    Love that you can drop things and help out DD!!!! emoticon

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PINKEUROGIRL 3/24/2013 3:09AM

    You got this!! Enjoy time with your daughter :-)

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