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It takes a tragedy to make you STOP and think

Thursday, June 26, 2008

About a month ago a co-worker of my husband's (He works for NASA) went to walk outside at lunchtime for exercise, like she did everyday, and she collapsed and died. She was 53, thin and had no history of heart problems. It makes you STOP and think. If it happened to her, someone who kept their weight down and exercised, then it can DEFINATELY happen to me. She had a 17 yr. old son. It was so sad. He sang and played guitar at her memorial.
I don't want my kids to have to go through what he did.

I have been doing well but I could do better. I need to be more accountable.
For breakfast I had a Slim Rite (Kroger version of slim fast).
I use this when I am rushed. We had a plumber coming and I didn't want to be eating when he came.
For lunch I had 1 whole grain piece of bread with laughing cow cheese and 1 oz. of ham. So good. Then I had 1 oz. of the heart healthy nuts. So here I am watching Days of Our Lives (My guilty pleasure) and wanting something to eat even though it is not time so I will do my Biggest Loser 100 challenge for the day. I have to do Jumping Jacks etc... That will take my mind off of food.
I have to change my attitude and I have to get healthier.
It is so much harder during summer. The kids are old enough to not need me to take them everywhere. My 2 oldest drive and my youngest is always skateboarding somewhere. Different story during school. Band, Lacrosse, Scouts etc... No boredom there.
I am going to enjoy myself and get a handle on my life so I can be here when it is my time to slow down and relax a little without being sick.
Off to do jumping jacks.

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    When my kids were in elementary school about 6 years ago, I used to stand at the crossing guard every day to wait. I'm short and fat, no getting around that. Standing next to me was another mom, Connie, who was tall, thin, muscular and a runner. She stood there in her workout clothes, ran marathons and was known in the community for running. After a summer vacation, I was standing there alone. At 40, this athletic woman, mother of a 4th grader, died of a heart attack. I dealt with a lot of "guilt" wondering how someone my size, with no athleticism was alive, and this woman died.
    3612 days ago
    Thanks so much for the goodie(s) and kind words! After reading your blog and page , i see you can completely relate. My kids are getting bigger , 10, 12 and 16, so you just a short distance ahead but i can see the light! :) They're great kids and i'm very lucky , just some days are harder than others! Thanks again!
    3617 days ago
    One never knows what the future may hold for us, that's for sure ! So we must make the best of each day that we have, by choosing the wisest decisions. You , my dear, are on the right track in doing this ! Keep it up, and before you know it you'll be down to your goal weight ! And whatever you do, never stop watching Days ! emoticon Joani
    3617 days ago
    Good for you. We never know when something will happen in our life. We just need to be thankful and accountable for each day.
    3618 days ago
    Live can be short...

    Good for you for making positive choices! WTG!

    3618 days ago
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