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2010 - A Year for Trying New Things

Friday, February 05, 2010

I have never written a blog entry, but was recently inspired by my daughter who is writing a blog on trials and tribulations of motherhood.

This year seems to be a year for a lot of new beginnings for me.

I became a new grandma late last year. Learning how to be a grandma can be difficult sometimes. It's hard to stand back and let your kids learn to do for themselves. And to give advice without stepping on toes. But the joy of holding my grandson and seeing his smile makes me realize how very lucky I am!

Althought at times been a struggle, I have been pretty successful sticking to my new diet that I started in early January. I am down about 15 lbs, but still have a long way to go. It will probably take me at least a year to reach my end goal. The first 3 weeks, I was very strict and would not have any sweets at all. Now I'm a bit worried, because I've allowed my self to add in a few sweets this past week, but made sure I stayed within my daily calories, fat, carbs, protein counts. I need to lose the weight so badly, and I'm afraid of sabotaging myself.

I am working on increasing my activities. Striving to walk or work out at least 3 days a week. Not doing great at this new goal, yet. But consider it secondary to staying on the diet at this point.

I've also learned that due to a new reorganization in our company, I will need to post for jobs - possibly one similar to what I do now, or something totally different. And since there will be fewer positions than people, I could very easily be unemployed in the near future.

I am very thankful to have found sparkpeople. Members are so encouraging and helpful. And I love reading the blogs. It is what gets you through life's every day struggles.
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    Congratulations on your first blog and more importantly becoming a Grandma. It is great that you are taking steps this year to become a healthier grandma too.

    I am sure that you are doing and awesome job as a Grandma for sure, your daughter is very lucky.

    2909 days ago
  • SBARR1313
    Thank you guys!
    2999 days ago
    emoticon Best wishes for success in your journey!
    2999 days ago
    I love that you have plans in place. That is so emoticon .

    The weight loss is emoticon Your doing fantastic. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    2999 days ago
  • MADGM66
    This is a very nice 1st blog. emoticon

    I can relate to being a new grandma. My 1st grandchild is 2 1/2 years old and it's still very hard to not "butt in". But the hugs are so worth it.

    Congrats on your weight loss. It sounds like you are doing the right things.

    2999 days ago
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