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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Last week was very stressful. My son was told to go into the hospital and didn't. He got more blood work done again Friday. During the visit the Dr again advised him to go to the hospital if it came back bad. Today my son said the Dr said the blood work came back better. We don't know how true this is, but the Dr said he would call us if it was bad and we have not heard from him. My husband and I are going to get in touch with him tomorrow and find out "the plan". My husband and I thought my son would be in the hospital by now. I did see my son yesterday for breakfast at the waffle house (his new breakfast spot). I got oatmeal. He ate one poached egg, 1/4 of a piece of what toast, and 1/2 hashbrowns with tomatoes and jalapenos. He also met us and other friends out for dinner last night and ate a little more than 1/2 of his salmon and 1/2 his potatoes. Yes, everything is "half" with him, just like we are taught to do to lose weight. He told us that his co-workers gave him a get well card and $900. on friday! I am hoping that something clicked in his mind with that. He was very thankful for the money.

I didn't lose or gain any weight last week. I think that was good under the circumstances. My husband and I went out to eat dinner most of the week, between my husband's birthday and our son's dilemma. I did pack all my lunches for the week and somehow slept 9 - 10 hours every night except 1! And I stayed pretty close to my calorie limit.

One of the 5% challenges this week is portion control. Yesterday I did great at breakfast and lunch, dinner out didn't go so well. I ordered healthy but ate too much. I am glad we are planning on eating at home this week!! But, this challenge should help if we do go out. I don't want to let my team down!

One of my favorite bowls to use for portion control are from Crate and Barrel:

They hold exactly one cup and are microwavable. One of my favorite things to use them for are cooking egg whites (fill half way and microwave for 1 min, 20 secs) and you have the perfect size egg white (34 cals) for an english muffin! I also use them for soups and cottage cheese. They are so handy!

This weekend I went through my clothes. I had 4 pairs of running shoes in there! I ended up with two big bags for goodwill. My closet is all organized again!

All I have left for Fall cleaning is decorations I have stored in the basement. I am going to get rid of decorations I haven't used since I moved into our house 3 years ago.

Last night after we went out to dinner, we met up with a lot of neighbors for a bonfire. The weather was in the mid 40s and the night was beautiful. The Elk River glowed from the moon. It was a fabulous night to be out.

Today I "re-organized" my vision board. It had accumulated two years of running bibs, pictures, metals, etc. Seeing what I have accomplished re-affirms that I can do it! I organized the bibs by date (I always write the date and time ran on the back). My 1/2 marathon bibs are individually displayed with my pins. I forgot that I had earned to medals for 5ks! I looked at all my times and thought about the races I have run. I bought a special "Believe" rack for my half marathon medals at my last half marathon in October, so I finally hung it up! Everything is around my computer in my home office.

All I have left to do is get pictures developed from the Disney family 5k and my Delaware Marathon Relay team. I am going to display the pictures with the bibs and medals this week.

Thanks to all of you who have been praying for my son. I really believe in the power of prayer. You have been so nice and supportive and I really appreciate it!

I hope you have a fantastic week!

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    Tkmes may be stressful for yoj but you have been a motivation for me with all the racesdone

    Awesome job
    1606 days ago
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    I hope your son continues to eat and starts getting better and stronger.

    Your wall of accomplishments is so emoticon Great job!!!
    1614 days ago
    emoticon continuing prayers for you and your family. Keep taking care of yourself. emoticon
    1614 days ago
    Sounds as if things could be looking up a bit for your son - let's hope so! And kudos to you for being so strong and seeming so calm (on the surface...) and for keeping in control and sleeping.

    Sending courage and hugs
    1616 days ago
    I'm so glad the week ended well. Your corner looks inspiring. I wish I could motivate myself to declutter - again!
    1617 days ago
    I hope your son is doing better. I love your vision board. I was planning on doing one to have by my treadmill desk.

    Have a great week!
    1617 days ago
    Glad the Dr. hasn't felt the need to call you with unwelcome news, and that your son is eating, though small portions. I can't imagine the stress this puts you through. I pray for you and your family.

    Your wall made me smile. It looks like mine and probably thousands of others who run. My daughter gave me a necktie rack to use for my ribbons, after my first rack filled up. I didn't like it so much, but I had to use it, right?

    Take care.

    1617 days ago
    You are doing really well staying positive during the difficult week you have had. emoticon

    I really like those cups. That would make measuring so much easier. I will look into getting some. That is a beautiful picture you took the night of the bonfire.

    That is a great vision board! I really need to set something like that up. It would be a great motivation.
    1617 days ago
    I love the believe medal hanger is that a shoe? Glad your weekend was better. Hoping everything goes better this week, I'll keep praying for you and your family.
    1617 days ago
    RM, You are incredibly strong. You got past a critical point, and I hope your son is getting stronger. Keep that love a coming! Praying he will take the bait.

    Love your vision board and believe rack. We should all have such a corner in our life! What a daily upper to admire your own accomplishments. Kudos to you, and all your races!


    1617 days ago
    Love the vision corner, and love that you are sounding so well! Still praying for you and your family... thanks for sharing the update!
    1617 days ago
    I think that you are doing remarkably well, and I am impressed by how positive you are able to be in the midst of your difficulties! Attitude makes a big difference in life! emoticon
    I have some of the 8 oz size ziploc storage containers that I find handy for portion control - especially for pre-plannning and packing leftovers!
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    1618 days ago
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