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Nearing the goal

Monday, April 29, 2013

There was a Spark Coach assignment or two that dealt with reaching my weight goal. I'm not there yet, but I'm one pound away. My jeans just about fit. There is part of me wondering if I should try to lose another couple of pounds. Probably not. At least not right away. Work at maintaining the weight a bit first and once I've got that figured out, decide if I need to lose anymore.

My oldest. Everything comes to head soon with regards to work/medical leave/funds, very soon. We made it past his birthday, so in theory, we're good for another year (short reasoning for those who don't know the back ground - he's autistic, highly functioning, but also dealing with depression for which he is curently on leave from work for. He has been suicidal, but also would only do something on his date of birth. It's one of those rules that he can't vary, thankfully). His short term disability has been denied twice. He goes to his DR today and we try to figure it out once more. He's running out of funds, so this really has to come through soon. He's also running out of the coverage period for it (12 weeks), so money is going to be tight anyway if all parties don't agree that he is ready to come back to work. The photo is my oldest when he was a baby.

The middle kid should be coming home from school in a couple of weeks. That's always a delicate balance to reintroduce him into the routine. Suddenly, we can't seem to keep milk in the house for example. The number of dirty dishes goes up 5 fold and the coffee seems to evaporate magically.

My company is doing a Workplace Wellness program in June. I will probably be doing it even thought I've gotten a sneak peak and have some disagreements with the logic being used in some cases. What I'm not at all keen about, is sharing my flaws in the qworkplace. I have a great boss and I don't keep much of my family life a secret from him, but there are things, I wouldn't want people to know.

What I've really been thinking, is that I need a new goal for myself. Not sure what that will be just yet.
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HOPEFULHIPPO 4/30/2013 3:41PM

    your middle one sounds like my oldest when she comes home: magical missing milk, dishes, and vanishing coffee!! LOL

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HONOURIA 4/29/2013 6:21PM

    I think people still don't really grasp the implications of depression. And yes, you are fortunate for his restriction on the birthday date.

There always seems to be a cost in human relationships. Sometimes they are just annoying and minor. It's that "otherness" that needs to be accommodated. Or not. LOL.

Enjoy the company.

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AKATHLEEN54 4/29/2013 1:30PM

    Maybe your goal should be just to focus on maintenance. Another member suggested to me to join the maintenance team before I was at goal so that I would know what to expect and would transition into maintenance more easily. I still have about 8-10 more pounds to lose but maybe even that's not too soon to join. It might help make that part of your life a little more manageable anyway.
I know what you mean about the "kid" coming home from college. I miss them to death when they are away, but you just get settle into a different kind of lifestyle then bam!! everything is turned upside down again. But is really is great when they are home. I hope things go well for your older boy. That picture of him is precious. Dealing with all of that must be difficult for all of you, but at least it must be somewhat comforting knowing that you made it past his birthday.
I agree about not wanting to "spill it all" in the workplace. There is nothing wrong with sharing confidences with a close co-worker or a boss you can maintain your privacy, but certain things you want kept just that.... private. In order to maintain some sort of professionalism somethings are better kept to oneself. Other aspect of the Wellness program though might be beneficial.
Good luck in all.
Hope the knees are feeling better!! emoticon

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