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    AMYBELLES   49,062
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May Goals

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I can't believe it is already May 8th, and I am just doing my goal blog for the month! A lot is going on in my life right now and this first week has not been the best. Besides the excitement and hecticness of getting ready to move out of our house in another month and become full-time RVers, and starting the process of planning my retirement for the end of this school year, my mom went into the hospital last Friday and is still there: she had a low hemoglobin count and a low heart rate. She is very fortunate that she didn't have a heart attack or stroke. She got a pacemaker put in and they are doing lots of tests to see if she has any internal bleeding. My dad is at the hospital constantly, not wanting to be alone at the house at their 55 years of marriage, they have rarely been apart. My sister and I have been sharing time at the hospital with both of them each day. I am not sleeping well and feel pretty exhausted!

For all of these reasons, I have to keep my goals simple for this month...basically to keep thinking positive and living each day to the best of my ability, eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water, and moving as much as possible with my busy schedule. It's been hard not to eat mindlessly and emotionally in the past week, so my focus this month will be on eating 5 or more freggies a day, rather than expecting to stay within my calorie limits. I also do not expect to have time to do formal workouts for much of this month...instead my focus will be to keep active and moving each day-there's plenty for me to do, that's for sure! And finally, I want to stick with SparkPeople and my great Hyacinth team...I am grateful for all the support and prayers!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARONSPARKLE 5/11/2013 11:47AM

    Life often side lines our best intentions. I think you have a full plate right now and you have set some wise goals for May. I hope your mom is released and on the road to recovery soon.

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    I'm sending prayers for you and your family during this very stressful time. I hope your mother has a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself. emoticon

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MELAMA210 5/9/2013 9:01PM

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MPETERSON2311 5/9/2013 4:16PM

    better late than never! you can do it!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/9/2013 10:08AM

    Smart goal setting! I hope all is well for your mom and she is home soon.

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NUTRON3 5/9/2013 8:51AM

    Hope everything goes ok for your mom

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CHALLENGER15 5/9/2013 7:36AM

    Very wise goals!

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TATTER3 5/9/2013 6:52AM

    Bless your heart. Prayers. emoticon

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BEFIT016 5/9/2013 6:25AM

    Considering the stress you have right now I think you have set very realistic goals.

I'll keep your mom in my thoughts & prayers!

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/9/2013 2:03AM

    I think you have set some wise goals for this month! I'm sure it's not easy to mindlessly eat and eat unhealthy things given everything that you are having to deal with right now. Good luck in achieving your goals for this month! emoticon emoticon

I continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts! emoticon emoticon

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CANDYCANE2B 5/9/2013 12:01AM

    You just take care and concentrate on your mom and dad! The rest will fall in place! You're wise to keep it simple this month! Am praying for your mom and dad, as this has got to be hard on him too!!!


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SAMI199 5/8/2013 11:18PM

    Good plan.I'm sorry to hear about your mother & will be praying for all of you.


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RFJSJ50 5/8/2013 11:14PM

    Amy ~
It sounds like you have a handle on what you need to focus on this month and you are wise to make your goals fit your present needs and time constraints.
I will continue to keep you and your loved ones in my prayers.

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HEALTHYLU1 5/8/2013 11:08PM

    Amybelles, this sounds like the perfect plan! Appropriate and do-able.

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