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Friday, June 14, 2013

Today has been a weird day at work. We had a flag day ceremony in the morning and play practice in the afternoon, so it threw off our normal schedule. It ended up being fun though and I got some time to read through some blogs that I probably wouldn't have read otherwise. In addition, my coteacher and I did a quick workout session in the classroom with the kids (The flag ceremony cut into their gym time). Nothing intense, just some body weight exercises, jumping jacks, and high knees, but it was fun and I felt a little better about the little bit of crap I had at the teacher breakfast this morning.

So anyway, as I've been reading blogs and thinking about how I feel after having some exercise under my belt for the day, I get a call from my dad. My sister had to take my mom to the hospital this morning. They think she's going to be fine, but since her parents have a history of heart problems, they're keeping her overnight for testing and observation. It made me really wish that my mom would get serious about a healthy lifestyle because one of these days, it may happen again and they won't say that she's going to be fine. I haven't had a chance to talk to her yet. I may try to visit after work today, but I wonder if this will have any impact on her lifestyle choices. It definitely impacts me. It makes me even more determined to get my weight down into the healthy range. I have been aiming for at least 155, which is just barely into the healthy range on BMI.

I think my plan of action for now is to once again really try for a very regulated diet. I want to take some time this weekend to make up a week's worth of pre-prepared foods so I don't even have to think. In addition, I am going to make a concerted effort to listen to my body and not eat unless I am hungry. I cheat way more than I should if I want to lose the weight. I do not want to end up being unhealthy and exercise-phobic like my mom. I want to be healthy and happy.
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    That's great that you and your co-teacher did some exercises with the kids. It really shows them that exercise is still important, even if things don't go as planned.
    Sorry to hear about your mom going to the hospital. I hope everything is okay. Hopefully, she will come to you for help with starting an exercise routine. Even just walking around the neighborhood a few times per week will have a major positive effect on her health.
    1708 days ago
  • KCLARK89
    Sorry to hear about your mom! Maybe after she's home again and feels better would be a good time to try and give her another push to a healthy lifestyle!
    1709 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she will be ok! Thoughts to you and your family.
    1709 days ago
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