The Journey, and THE JOURNEY
Monday, January 07, 2013
I would say that my attempts to move forward on my healthy lifestyle are, for the most part, on track. Since joining the January Jumpstart last week, I have formally exercised every single day except yesterday, when I spent hours "de-Christmasing" my house, an endeavor that included climbing up and down the stairs, bending, stretching, lifting, packing, moving furniture, walking, walking, walking all over my house numerous times.for about 2 solid hours. Today I will make up the January Jumpstart seated core workout from yesterday later on, having already done the lower body pilates workout and my cardio.
My eating has been under control. I have pretty much eaten only my meals, and have not had a night time binge in a week (now THAT, is progress!). For the most part, I have made excellent choices. Have not been on the scale since last Tuesday morning, and will weigh in tomorrow morning.
I have spoken of my brother in law Bob in my blogs in the past, and unfortunately must speak of him again now, and if you are the praying type, if I might ask for you to keep him and his family, my sister Judy and my niece Jessica, in your prayers, I would very much appreciate it. His disease appears to have progressed and they seem to be having some trouble getting it back under control. I say "appears" and "seem" because we are not really certain at this point what is going on, but hopefully today will bring some answers. He is a young man of 50 who has been battling for 6 years now, and all things considered, has been doing very well. We just lost his mom, very unexpectedly, on November 27. This most recent episode for him seems to have snuck up on everyone, so there is some hope that a medication adjustment will put the good guys back in control. Prayers help, they have helped for 6 years, and I am putting my faith in God that they will help again. Thanks for any good thoughts you can send.
I love Sparkpeople. It is a place I can speak of my personal journey to health and not feel like I am screaming out for attention, as can everyone, and also a place that I can talk about the journey of life, and about prayer and faith, and not feel like I shouldn't be. To all my fellow Sparkers, if you don't know this wonderful aspect of Spark, now you do. It is the safest, most nonjudgmental, most supportive community I have every had the privilege of being part of.