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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I called my Aunt on the way to work to see if she ate and took her meds. I have called every morning since I got home. It's the only thing I can think of to help. I hate the fact that no one is there for her and my uncle. My aunt said this lady, Pam, who I met, is telling them not to move, she will move and take care of them. Pam's boyfriend has a drug problem and I think she is trying to take advantage of my aunt and uncle who are in their 80's. I am ready to go back down and punch her out! I told Pam the doctor said they need to be in assistant living. Since Pam has no place to live she said she will move into their house and take care of them. I was so upset when my aunt told me! They are so vulnerable! I called my aunt's son and he called Pam then told me she will back off. I have such a hard time with people like that.

Today I once again stayed in my calorie range. I had a big, juicy Honeybell orange from my Florida trip, a super green salad, complete with kale, peppers and onion for lunch, and my gotta have everyday break stone cottage cheese.

I had tilapia, green Chilis and tomato and cheese tortellinis out to cook for dinner, and I got over ruled by my son and husband to go to a local Italian Place -- I think my husband didn't feel like fish. I ended up with lobster ravioli - changed the cream sauce to spicy marinara and had a house salad with balsamic on the side. Still ended up in calorie range.

I came home and baked 2 dozen cookies for the school bake sale. I am not a baker so I am very proud to say they all came out perfect :)

I wanted to try the t25 with my husband. He did it right before i came home from work - I told him I wanted to try it with him today!! So, it didn't happen today. I don't know why he did that. I have to tell everybody "hold on, this is a priority". I used to do this, not sure why I am not right now. I am going to focus on why so I can change it. Best I can guess right now is I am trying to make everybody else happy. If this keeps going they won't be happy because I won't be happy!!

I gotta get my mojo back on the treadmill!

Feel free to whip my butt in the comment section!!

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  • KAYWEB555
    Great job of looking out for your Aunt & Uncle. There are to many people out there taking advantage of the seniors.
    What is T25?
    As for butt whipping okay you want it ! Get your butt up on that treadmill and move those feet forward. That is about all I can do on whipping !
    1490 days ago
    No butt whipping - you stuck to your nutrition plan despite having some circumstances that would make it easy not to. Yay!

    I agree with not wanting that person to take care of your aunt.
    1499 days ago
    I would say, "No" to Pam too. If she were to find cash and valuables or even take a check, she could clean out your aunt and uncles place and bank account. I don't know if the Commission on Aging bonds those they have go to care for the elderly, but they did what DOGLADY13 said. If they have a child, the child should be the one to do this, to sign any paperwork. I would spend some money and do a background check on Pam and her boyfriend.

    I hope they don't start doing any friendly visits with your relatives.

    1499 days ago
    You have every reason for suspicion with Pam from my perspective. I can't help but wonder too why a person unrelated to your aunt and uncle would all of a sudden have such an interest in them. Especially, when it appears that she is expecting some of her needs to be met in return. Keep watching out for them. Sounds like you've gotten some great suggestions.

    You are wise to be aware of your need to keep balance in your life so that you aren't just reaching out and supporting others. I do believe the balance shifts from time to time but staying aware is the key. Decide what part of what you do for you you will not compromise and stick with it.

    1500 days ago
  • MLH148
    Good luck with the T25. The infomercials intrigue me.
    I'm proud of you for watching out for your Aunt and Uncle. Pam sounds like trouble.
    1500 days ago
    No butt whipping called for, not at all!! You're within calorie range, you're exercising (with some challenges in the path) and you should be patting yourself on the back, really!!
    1500 days ago
    Very, very scary with Pam. The right move is no interference from her. Perhaps even check into local police to ensure she stays away from your uncle.
    1500 days ago
    I think it's great that you are looking out for your aunt and uncle. As for the t25, why don't you try it by yourself? emoticon
    1500 days ago
    Yikes! I agree with your Spark friend who suggested you or (and) your cousin contacting local organizations in your aunt's area to get her and her husband some help! Pam sounds like a user and I would worry about your aunt & uncle. You know what you need to do and that is take care of you first! Make you your first priority!
    1500 days ago
    You have a lot on you "plate".
    I am so glad you are reaching out and watching over your aunt and uncle.
    You sound like you are doing the best you can. emoticon
    1500 days ago
    No butt whipping from me.

    I am very alarmed about Pam. You or your cousins should probably get in touch with the Elder Services or Council on Aging that is nearest your aunt and uncle. They may qualify for in home home making or personal care assistance until you can get them into assisted living. You also may be able to get a case manager to look out for them to make sure Pam does not abuse or take advantage of them.
    1500 days ago
  • KATHY98665
    Good for you for staying on top of concerns with your family. It is frightening to know there are people who prey on the vulnerable.

    And bravo for the good food choices you are making! Keep up the good work. emoticon
    1500 days ago
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