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Focus on Me: Day Four

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Yesterday was another good day. Minimal stress but that was at the end of the day so it didn't make a big ruffle.

I did the Chris Freytag Walk workout with strength training segments. I've done that twice this week and decided that I am going to make that a weekly goal going forward. I love my sessions with the trainer too but feel like I need some more focus on my arms so I am getting that with this DVD.

My food choices were mediocre yesterday. I didn't go over my calories by much, considering we took my mother out for Chinese food last night, but I ate some snacks during the day that weren't the best. Today I am going to focus on eating healthy all day.

10K steps: emoticon
Me time: I guess I can count my exercise time as me time but that might be a stretch. Really didn't have any downtime yesterday.

Update on Mom:
My mother is enjoying having the women around all day/night. According to the caregivers there has been less hallucinations. I'm guessing because of the stimulation. The downside is that I found out yesterday that I am being charged for the night hours too because they are awake. Yikes! The agency owner is trying to work something out and I have been thinking where we can reduce the hours. I just think it's a shame that it costs more to keep someone in their house than it does to put them in a place. What is wrong with this picture?!

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CHERIRIDDELL 6/13/2013 11:58PM

    I am glad your Mom is doing better .I hope they can do something to minimize the cost. Great job on me time keep on scheduling me time you deserve it !

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GLMOM2 6/13/2013 9:03PM


You are doing emoticon !

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FRAN0426 6/13/2013 7:21PM

    It is a shame that keeping one in their home is more costly than placing them somewhere. I truly believe that being at in there own surrounding for as long as possible is so much better.

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DEBSZOO74 6/13/2013 1:11PM

    Glad your mom is doing better. Great goals for today, and it's good to see you planning "me" time. That's so important!

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REMEMBER2BME 6/13/2013 12:23PM

    Again, I am so glad to hear that you are taking care of you. So sorry for all the challenges with your mom.

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TOTHEFUTURE1 6/13/2013 10:45AM

    Keeping people in their homes is important but which ever way cost is important. Do keep focused on yourself because without you life would be chaos for your mum. Hugs

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THEEXERCISER 6/13/2013 10:43AM

    That's good new for your Mom!

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_VALEO_ 6/13/2013 9:40AM

    Hope you'll find a solution to lighten the costs.

Way to go on taking care of yourself! Have a great healthy day and keep walking!

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PERFECTVELVET 6/13/2013 9:31AM

    I'm glad your mom is doing better, and I hope you can get something worked out so that she continues to improve.

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MIRMIUM 6/13/2013 8:53AM

    Yes that is crazy. My mom is a nurse and she feels VERY strongly about keeping people in their homes for as long as possible.

Glad you are doing so well! You can totally recover from one day eating out of range :)

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MOTHEPRO 6/13/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon Glad your mom is doing better.

Comment edited on: 6/13/2013 8:47:38 AM

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JLWOF1 6/13/2013 8:31AM

    First, I'm so glad your Mom is doing better. Sorry though that the caregiver is costing so much. Hopefully the owner will be able to work something out for you!

Second, great job on your continuing me time! Even if it is exercise time! You really need it right now, so don't stop!

Have a great day!

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