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Day 1 of Mindful Living and Catching You Up to Speed...

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1276
Fitness Minutes: 140

Last week I went on a last minute cruise with my son who has anorexia. He flew down to Ft Lauderdale on a Friday morning and by 4:30 PM said my husband and I could join him if we wanted. I think he got lonely fast and everyone telling him the trip wasn't a good idea in his condition started to sink in. Anyway, my husband had a lot to do and I was caught up at work so I ended up going. I flew down that Sunday and met my son on the ship. It was the "Allure of the Seas" which is currently the biggest cruise ship out there.
The ship was very nice and very clean. I saw the show "Chicago", comedy acts, diving acts - all were totally amazing. The only show I saw with my son was the comedy show. When we were on the ship we would meet for meals, most of the rest of the time I was on my own. I must admit I was pretty lonely - lots of families and couples hanging out together.

I did manage to get in the excursions he had booked in Jamaica and in Mexico. It turned out to be a very good thing that I went, my son literally passed out right in front of Bob Marley's crypt! He can't handle the heat at all. The Dr said between his low blood pressure and light tissues it's not good for him at all. It was very scary for me to see him go down. Two of us carried him out and into the shade. He didn't seem worried or scared at all!!

In Mexico he didn't do the snorkeling, tubing, biking or zip line. I am hoping he came to the realization that he couldn't do the things he paid for because of his health. He didn't even think to go in air conditioning or drink water. God knows what would have happened if I wasn't there. At any rate, I was so thankful when we both got home.

The highlight of my trip was learning how to flash mob dance. We took several lessons then actually did it the last night. It was a lot of fun. I liked zumba too and decided to sign up for it in my town. I did run 5k almost every day, too. But I did eat more than I should have which helped me along to today...

I went through my blogs when I lost the last that I had to and decided to join the Fall 5% Challenge. I also decided to go back on Nutrisystem and change up my exercise a bit. I have to get myself back in gear. I know it will help me deal with my stressors better. My husband and sons know I am doing it so they will have to go out to eat without me if that is what they want to do. I will make their dinner at home when they want it and eat something similar from Nutrisystem. I did it that way last time and it went well. I also told them I will be packing my work lunch. They said they will do the same thing. I feel better already knowing that I have a plan.

So, that is it for the moment! I hope you have a fantastic week!
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    You are a hero, and a woman with a plan!! Woohoo!!
    1720 days ago
    It's great that you could drop everything to help out your son.
    I'm glad you're part of the Shooting Stars team for the fall 5% challenge.
    1720 days ago
    I am glad you were there for your son. It would be great if it would sink that he could do more of the things he wants to do, if he managed to eat and stay hydrated.

    I don't know, sometimes I feel like it is easier to give up than it is to work toward trying to get better. Maybe he feels that way.

    My doctor mentioned stomach bypass surgery to me. My brother-in-law had something done to his stomach. He lost a lot of weight, but then he began to regain. He rides about 14 miles a day on a stationery bike because he is blind. I don't want to go through that.

    I am glad you are working on you again. I have never tried zumba, but in my younger days when I was single, I would dance on the weekends to keep the weight off and it worked. Now I can't keep up to the fast pace on exercise videos or do anything where I am standing on one foot or jumping. The left foot won't take that and swells badly if I try it.

    I am glad to see you blogging and it is a good way to put your feelings in writing.
    1721 days ago
    Glad you were able to go with your son. Disorders like that are SO hard on everyone involved. Sending you a big emoticon and emoticon
    1721 days ago
    I'm very proud of you that you were able to focus on your needs and goals through all of this. You're such a strong woman, and you are a rock within your family (and online family!)
    Best wishes to you and your family, I hope everything starts winding down and goes back to "normal" soon
    keep well, xo
    1721 days ago
    Anorexia is a dreadful disorder. So obvious to anyone who doesn't have it and a terrible heartache to those watching.
    1721 days ago
    Joining the 5% Challenge was a great idea and I am looking forward to it, too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1722 days ago
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    keep up the good work!!
    1722 days ago
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