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What a day!


Friday, March 29, 2013

I woke up early this morning all on my own. That's usually a good sign. I ate a quick breakfast, got ready to got to physical therapy (evaluation day), including de-hairing my awful legs! You know how much work it is to shave when you weigh 265 pounds? I decided to use a hair removal cream. It worked great, but it took just as long as shaving. But hey, my looks feel great :)
I got to P.T. at 9. She did a full evaluation of my back and knees. The knees are not in bad shape. I had knee replacements in 07 and 08, but they are grinding. She thinks strengthening my hips and quads will help. Strenghtening my hips is part of my back therapy anyway. The problem we are going to have to is strengthening my core without doing ab work because of the hernia. She said she was going to have to get creative. WooHoo! I love it when I get to be a challenge!
I got back home some time after 10. I filled out my food log and checked in with SparkCoach. I had to change clothes and re-do my hair, so when I planned my lunch I took a Healthy Choice meal. Really didn't have time to pack one. I did get a healthy snack packed and a fruit to go with lunch.
While I was at work I texted Danielle to see where they wanted to go for Sunday lunch while they were here. I found out they are going to just have lunch with her parents. (swallow) I had to stop and remember that Diane has a terminal illness. We don't know if she'll have another Easter. But then the selfish side of me had to argue that every upcoming holiday could be her last. My good self and my bad self argued for awhile. I got a text from Diane to tell me that her counts were good enough to have her chemo this week. That's good news. She said she wanted to come over and talk tonight.
So, I finished what I was doing at work. I was already there late. I didn't have any fitness time in yet today so I had to do something when I got home. I came home, changed into my tennis shoes and took Lucy for a walk. As soon as I got back I called Diane. (no time for dinner). She came right over. She wanted to make sure I understood that she wasn't trying to shut me out Sunday, she had just been depressed lately and just wanted to be with her family for Easter. She made it clear it wasn't that she didn't consider me family, she just needed to be with her kids. What can a good friend say to that? She also wanted me understand it was just dinner, we would still get a chance to see Audrey (the grandbaby) that day. I felt better. And I did understand where she was coming from. She is one of my best friends. And I love my daughter-in-law like one of my own and I understand why she wants to be with her mom. It's one week-end for pete's sake. It's one meal! I will see them on Saturday. I was just bummed about not seeing Audrey in her 1st Easter dress. Silly. In the scheme of things, so insignificant.
By the time my dear friend left (we did have a good talk about other things), it was nearly 8:30. What to do for dinner? Obviously something quick. Another Healthy Choice. I have never had two Healthy Choice meals in one day! After I delete what I was going to have for dinner and put the quick meal in, I'm deficient in fats and protein for the day. Oh dear! I ended up adding a can of tuna with some olive oil.
Ariel texted a few times tonight. She is stressing big time right now. She has to give her final presentation on her Masters project tomorrow and since she was in KC Monday and Tuesday and sick yesterday she feels like she's not going to be ready. Poor kid. All I can do is pray for her. I offered to take her to dinner when it was over tomorrow night.
I did get one piece of good news today. Danielle texted and wanted to know if I wanted to come down next Thursday and take of Audrey while her and Andrew go into the city for a concert. Uhmmm...what is Grandma going to say? Of course! I can take two days off and spend a few days with you! I may not get to see Audrey in her Easter dress, but I'll be getting plenty of alone time next week-end.
What a day! I won't even tell you that I didn't hit my goal weight for Game On at work today. It may have cost us the game.
There's always tomorrow! And I will start again...and look forward to it!

Blessings to you one and all
Keep on keepin on...with me

Shari
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TATTER3 3/29/2013 2:15PM

    Bless your heart! What a busy life!! DD cancelled my time with GS last night...she couldn't get there in time! Sad...but maybe next week! Keep Sparkin'!!

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MARIANNE9855 3/29/2013 10:36AM

    What a lot of things on your plate to deal with. But the payoff was getting to spend longer with your granddaughter next week- that's good!

So happy for you that you are able to understand the holiday stuff- I know its painful though not to have your grandchild there in her first Easter dress but I am sure there will be pics you can post on your spark page.
I hope you are not alone on Easter- I am taking my dad to eat lunch with my mom at the rehab place. She can only have one extra tray in her room or I would have ordered lunch too.
Then afterwards I will join my family at my mother in laws- not thrilled about that because of the eating-
all veggies are cooked beyond belief with butter, including lots of butter in mashed potatoes- that's why my kids always preferred hers and ham. I am not a big fan of ham, especially when I am trying to eat healthy and I don't like to waste calories on food I don't like. Will probably try to push food around on my plate-though my mother in law is like a hawk - monitoring what people eat. I am trying to think of something healthy I could make to bring-maybe an alternative veggie recipe.

I'll be thinking about you this weekend. emoticon

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