Surprisingly enough, when I got on the scale this morning, it was down. A total loss of 15lbs. I was pleased. I can't say I wasn't. But, being pleased doesn't counteract my overwhelming sense of exhaustion and worry.
I have an update for those who read and commented about where I could go outside the home to get a relatively inexpensive gym membership. I checked with the college where I am an alumni. There fee is $240.00 plus an additional $50.00 must be given to the alumni association. It used to be free for alumni...not anymore.
I checked with another sports complex and they do not offer any kind of discounts, except maybe for senior citizens.
Now as far as the
they do have a program for those who have little to no income. I have their membership form to fill out and must write a letter explaining my situation, why I want to join and why I need assistance. So, I believe that I will soon be swimming! Hooray!
I haven't been exercising at all with Mother being ill and in the hospital
I'm also not very hungry either. I'm sure my hunger will come back with a vengeance though. But for now, I'm eating ONLY when I'm hungry. If that's once a day, then so be it. I'm not going to force myself to eat something when I have no desire to eat at all. My fast went very well but that's because I was not tempted by food at all. Sitting at the hospital for over 7 hours will do that to you!
Reading all your positive comments and messages to me regarding my Mother and even my own weight loss made me realize that I truly count on you all. You are my strength when I'm faltering.
So while my world's crashing down around me, I'm clinging to my Spark Friends until I can get back on my feet and chugging down my railroad track.
This photo gives and excellent description of what I'm experiencing this very moment...
So, thank you all for your encouragements, your positive words, your simply being here for me. I got all "prettified" today to go see Mother after Dad got home but my older brother will not be here when my Dad has to go to choir practice. Instead of wasting my appearance on my own reflection, I'll share it with you
Please don't run screaming out of your house!
I hope everyone's Sunday has been more enjoyable and less stressful than mine.
to all my wonderful Sparklers!