Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wow! what a whirlwind I've had the last couple of weeks. Ever since we decided to bring Dad home to live with us. Everything suddenly went into over drive! Luckily, I've stayed true to SP and have lost another 2 lbs (at least, my mid-week check says I did). So yay for me!
DD came home from NY this weekend. It was her birthday weekend. Her boyfriend came with her which was SO nice to see him. They are so in love with each other....it's very sweet. Of course, that meant we had to entertain them and all her friends all weekend. But it was kind of nice. We felt like it was our last hurrah before Dad moves in. I stayed on course with SP for the most part...but I DID splurge on bday cake. I felt like I deserved it. The rest of the cake went home with #1 son and his kids, so no temptation for us!
We took advantage of all those young strong bodies too. We had to move our bedroom furniture upstairs so Dad can have our room on the main floor. Of course, that meant we had to move the exercise equipment from the third bedroom to make room for our furniture. whew! we got quite the workout going up and down steps! I must say, doing steps is MUCH easier since I started SP....mainly because of all the workouts I've been doing!
We moved our exercise equipment into the bonus room. It is very large and houses a pool table, couch/chair and entertainment center with large TV. It was important to me to have the exercise equip set up so I could continue SP without interruption. I NEED to workout more than ever! I like where the treadmill is and my stationary bike is pretty mobile....so I tucked it into a corner. I can easily move it in front of the tv. It'll be awesome catching up on Biggest Loser on the big TV!!
Now I get to clean our former bedroom to make room for the hospital bed, oxygen equipment and all of Dad's "stuff". We're excited to have him here! We'll be getting him by the end of the week. Lots of adjustment, I know....but I trust it will work out. I've already got nurse aides lined up to help us out. They'll do light housekeeping too....yay! that'll help alot! I'll be able to focus on Dad....AND on SP!
So my SP Friends....be thinking of me while we undertake this new journey in our lives. I know I'm in for a lot of hard work and heart aches....but I'm also going to spend some quality time with my Dad that I otherwise wouldn't have had. And thanks to SP, I've made some changes in my life that will enable me to continue on my Spark Journey. and I'll be successful even in the angst of all this. thanks!