Keeping up - but worried about my Dad :(
Friday, August 16, 2013
Today I've been rushed all day - most of my time has been spent sitting down but I managed to get a quick walk in while running an errand today. Its been a little frustrating because I kind of look forward to my lunch walks (the canal in downtown Indy is really really nice!).
Despite being busy during the day, I've been working on not taking an elevator if I absolutely do not have to...almost went all day today but forgot once this afternoon (and once in the morning). Having my fitbit keep track has been awesome! I'm able to burn a few extra calories just doing what I normally do...I always knew I walked alot but it was a big surprise the first day I wore my fitbit to work!
I read today about diet saboteurs...I've been really lucky that most of the people I hang around with are also trying to lose weight and get healthy. My parents have always been up and down the scale (like me) and I've discovered through my journey that I grew up with every social event being surrounded by food - which is something my parents still try to do! When they stop by or when we make plans to get together they always offer to meet us at a restaurant. In the past year or two my husband and I just have decided to have them over...its good at least we've been able to use my daughter's diet restrictions as a compelling excuse (she's Gluten, Dairy and Egg-Free).
Speaking of my parents, I've been really worried because my Dad has gained a lot of weight in the past few years. At his age its really started to affect his health and now he doesn't even like to do anything outside. My mom is worried too but when she or I approach him with our concerns he just dismisses us that he doesn't care. I know it has to bother him - and I really would love to have him around as long as I can...
Its hard for me to be able to get through to him when I'm struggling myself. I've offered to come out and walk with him (my parents still live in the house I grew up in closeby) but he's never taken me up on the offer.
Just wish there were something more I could do...