Friday, October 01, 2010
September is over and I'm not sorry to see it go. That month was a real trial for me and the best that I can say about it is that is is done! So, October 1, 3 months left in 2010, what a year this has been so far. I hate to wish away time but I won't be sorry to see this year end. My one great accomplishment is that I have achieved the goal of putting my health first. I am in the best shape physically that I have been in since maybe my early 3o's. I have a support network with my spark buddies that is probably the most valuable support that I have had in 20 years. I am not in physical pain for osteoarthritis for the first time in 10 years and my mother is settled and stable at the nursing facility. All wonderful things that I am truly grateful for.
My daughter who moved out two months ago called last nite to say that everyone at her pre-school rec'd 30 notices on the 30th. If the governator doesn't sign a budget for Ca by the 30 of Oct. , all the pre-schools in their company will have to close. I sure wish people would realize that we really are in this together, politics need to be set aside to work for the good of the people. If these pre-schools close, there are 7 of them, not only will there be more people out of work, but all the families that are served by the schools will not have pre-school and day care.
Cait's first lesson in being an adult. Sometimes it just blows.
My October goals, because it is the first I think I should have some.
#1 Find the job. There is something on the horizon that I'll share more about as I get closer to finding out if it will happen. Had one good interview and will have another. I heard from them today, their HR lady is running behind. No worries, I've been unemployed since Mar. What's a little bit longer?
#2 Keep tracking. I took a couple week break from tracking in Sept. I also took an exercise and eating break. The good news is that I didn't gain any weight.
The bad news is that I didn't lose any either. I'm pretty comfortable at this weight, still want to lose the 1olbs to reach my goal, but I think it could take awhile to do that. As long as I am tracking I see in black and white what is actually going in my mouth and how many cals I am really burning. It keeps me honest with myself.
#3 Be happy. Too many things are not in my control. I just gotta be happy with what I got and grateful for the good to come.
Love to you all,