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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.

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    Sharing here is something we can all do for ourselves, thinks me - we can vent, get perspective, ask questions, and most of all, find support.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, especially Bob...
    2880 days ago
    Sending thoughts of health and strength to Bob, his family and support people.

    Sounds like you're doing well. Keep up the good work!
    2880 days ago
    emoticon on getting things back on track!
    2880 days ago
    emoticon ***de-Christmasing*** emoticon LOVE emoticon the word, T, and it's sooo TRUE!!

    There really 'is' a workout involved in taking everything down. emoticon On staying on track, and remember, T, we only need our schedules as a guideline, not a' military court martial if we adjust, adapt and find our limitations at times. I'm happy to report I'm still gettin' 'er' DONE on my *focus* too. It's not perfect, but every single day I attempt to 'do' and some days I amaze myself, but other days, I (at least) say, "It's good enough."

    You most certainly have my prayers, for Bob, Judy & Jessica, dear friend!! I think... probably the loss of his mom, could have had something to 'do' with this sneaky episode creepin' up on him. He's experienced a ton of grief and that hasn't been good for him, though I don't know how he could avoid it... and well... with The Creator of Miracles in Bob's 'court' this game is far from over, T!!
    2880 days ago
    Bob, and all who love him (YOU!) remain firmly in my prayers.

    I'm with Sonia... good for you for keeping yourself at the top of the list despite all you could allow to distract you.

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    2880 days ago
    Tina - I am definitely sending more prayers Bob's way. Hope that they are able to figure out how to improve his condition.

    I'd say that taking down Christmas decorations counts as "exercise". Sounds like you did quite a bit!

    Keep up the great work on the no evening snacking. You can do it!
    2880 days ago
    Sending out positive thoughts and prayers out Bob's, Judy's and Jeissica's way.

    Way to go on keeping yourself important in your life with doing all those amazing things for your health. You are going to do this!
    2880 days ago
    Father, I lift up Bob's condition to You - it may baffle doctors, but YOU know what's going on. I ask You to intervene on his behalf, that he may live to know you better and serve you more and be a blessing to his family. I pray for peace for all those concerned. In Jesus' name.

    And may God bless YOU in your journey to a healthy lifestyle, that you may glorify God in the Temple He's given you.
    2880 days ago
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