Monday, August 18, 2014
So we aren't going to get to go to SC because we desperately need a new car before winter. I'm relieved...we were going there mostly to see my mom and dad who won't fly and won't do long drives anymore (Myrtle Beach is about an hour and half for them)...and seeing them just stresses me out. To make a long story short my parents have issues that they won't deal with and that I can't convince them to deal with that just drive me crazy because I don't like seeing them suffer needlessly either. They're getting older and they won't attend to their medical issues that are cropping up because of paranoia about seeing doctors....this is very hard on me because I'm certain I'll lose my parents sooner rather than later because of it and because if I have even a hint of a medical problem I GO TO THE DOCTOR, it's second nature for me. Even if they have something bad to say I assume they'll have some way to treat me, even if it's treating the symptoms! I don't like going to doctors either but I go..../rant.
So we're looking at maybe Chicago which isn't stressful at all. It's close and we can take the train so no airport security or my poor hubby being cramped on a plane (he's rather tall).
The other thing is I seem to be finally dropping weight again. I guess I was eating a bit too little for my activity (which I had a feeling about!) SP gives me a BMR that I feel is low for my normal activity level so I guess it's that. Aside from planned exercise I walk everywhere and do a lot around the house, I don't track all that. I also was losing when I wasn't cutting calories much at all. Eating at 2000-2200 was giving me a quarter to a half pound loss most weeks. 1550 has been giving me 1 1/2 - 2...