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What Will it Take...

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I ask this question to myself a lot. I am the queen of procrastination, and sometimes I just wonder "What will it take to..." (fill in the blank: clean, balance my checkbook, mow the grass, etc.) Today I found myself asking "what will it take to get back on sparkpeople?" I keep saying that I'm going to (there is proof of this in previous blogs) but ever since the holidays, I just haven't. I don't know why. I have continued to lose weight, but I think it would be easier and faster if I was entering all my food, exercise, etc. I could say it was because I was sick, etc. but I sure found time to get on facebook while I was sick. So today I have decided to make a new New Years Resolution (I really didn't make any this year) that I will get back on the ball, keep track of everything, and also read The Spark. I bought it. It just sits there staring at me. At least it is a pretty bright orange color... I know it doesn't do me much good just sitting there. So, I am going to do this. In fact, I probably should also clean, balance my checkbook and mow, but I'll worry about that tomorrow...

It's been a busy couple of weeks. My two sisters came for a visit (one from Maryland with her 2 young sons, and one from Florida). We had a great time. Tiring, but fun.

I had to buy all new clothes, and I gave away just about all of my clothes that were too big. I kept a few teeshirts that are too big, but everything else went. I found myself with no shorts that fit at all. So I went to JC Penney and bought a pair. One pair. I have to find more. Baseball season is starting and the Express are home next week, and I'm scheduled to score the first 3 games, so I know I'm going to need shorts. I also bought new bras, FINALLY! I was wearing my old size 44. Sad state of affairs. I went and got measured. I'm a 38 now. That was fun!

Had an MRI done yesterday on my right hip. They are checking the stability and I think we are waiting for replacement surgery. That is fine with me. I haven't heard back with the results yet.

We had our TOPS local recognition days (LRD) luncheon. I got Most Improved! YEA! That was very exciting for me. I should have played the lottery that day as I also won the contest for the month (by having my name drawn from a bowl, which never happens!) and I also won first place in my weight division for the most weight lost over the past year. I couldn't believe it.

Life is good. I didn't really realize it until Easter morning. I was driving my younger sister to the airport (can you believe she had a 7am flight on Easter Sunday???) I had to wake up at 3am, drive down to my parents and we had to leave by 5am. We got on the tollroad and came across a horrible accident. A 30 year old guy drove west on the eastbound lanes of the tollroad and hit 2 college boys head on. Two other people had pulled over as well. My sister, who was a nurse before becoming a stay at home mom, jumped out of the car to see if she could help. I stayed in the car with my nephews, trying to calm them down and stay calm myself. We knew it was bad by the look of what was left of the cars. The emergency vehicles started arriving, so we went on to the airport. I heard later that the 2 boys had died instantly. The 30 yr old survived, but was in surgery at the time. I've not heard any updates since. I hate to say this since it sounds like a pun if alcohol was involved, but it was very sobering. It took a couple of days to stop thinking about it so much. I just kept wondering what if we had left 2 minutes earlier? To think of those 2 boys and what they went through (even if it was instantaneous) and their families and what they have to deal with. And to think of the guy who survived and what he is going to have to live with for the rest of his life. In my younger days, I drove drunk a few times (1970s/1980s) I don't think I could live with myself if I had hurt or killed somebody else because of a really stupid decision that I made. It is horrible for everyone. I pray for them all.

So, I guess I've been reevaluating what is important. My housework is important. My checkbook is important. My yard is important. And sparkpeople is important. It keeps me focused on what I should and shouldn't do. Life is good and I'm counting my blessings.
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  • LOULOUBELLE2
    Oh so glad that you have come back to Sparks......Your weight loss is fantastic, but the smaller bra size is awesome. Sparks will certainly help you stay motivated for the rest of your journey.

    That accident sounded horrible, God does keep us safe, sometimes just by seconds. Thank God for that.
    Now I must clean house, do my checkbook and walk...no lawn to mow. emoticon Welcome back.
    3977 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    emoticon I don't think the housework is important - do the other stuff first. Then...IF there is time...
    3977 days ago
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