Friday, May 11, 2018
I normally try to stay upbeat. I usually am fairly cheery due to everyday exercise - it improves my mood. I am retired. I do not have a lot to stress about other than if a family member has a problem. I will then take THAT problem to be my problem. I do meditate and pray which is helpful. I have suffered from depression for most of my life. At one time, I never spoke to ANYONE about my anxiety and depression issues. I have talked with a therapist for many years. It is a wonderful thing to talk with someone and release some of the ugliness that I feel within.
This week my granddaughter missed out on a wonderful opportunity for an eighth grade trip to Chicago. The school (and other schools in our area) planned the trip with a touring company. Most of the parents spent at least $700 for the travel, hotel and food. Because there were several schools and a few locations that the children would travel, the touring company was paid thousands of dollars. They filed bankruptcy immediately. What that means is no trip for the children, no refund of money to the parents, etc. It is quite a cruel thing to do to the children.
This week I went to the gym 5 times. This is pretty normal for me. I enjoy all of the classes that I take. But I must say that I really get discouraged. Because I am 63, and have given birth which often changes the body of women, I rarely see much improvement. Yes, I probably have toned my body, which is difficult for me to see but maybe others can, but I still have such problem areas. I have lost 15 pounds on Spark People which really is not much. I have been with Spark since 2007. I am sure I should lose 15 more.
I will be taking a short trip over the weekend. I will exercise and I will watch my diet as well as I can. My hope is that my low mood will lift.
Thanks for reading....