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The World Keeps Turning

Posted by Sue on May 18, 2010 in Celebrations, Climate Controls, Family, Health, Life |

Despite my lack of blogging, yes, the world does go on. Surprise! Okay, not so much.

Let’s see… where do we stand today?

My eldest daughter was to move out to her own apartment next Saturday, but possibly now has to wait until later next week as she’s having landlord issues (things not being ready yet). Fingers are crossed it all works out for her. I’m sure she will be happier to be in her own space again and not have me looking over her shoulder. She can then also eat however she wants (oooo… snap!). If you are reading this, daughter, I just know it has been hard for you to eat more of a ‘restricted’ diet than you are used to. I’m sure being able to choose your own meals all the time will be easier for you.

Having brought up the subject, diet is still going well although plateau is still in effect. I am still losing inches…and have recently purchased my first ever size SIX jeans. First ever since I was probably a teenager. I promised Hubs I wouldn’t be in anything smaller, ’cause, well, I’m a tall girl and I just can’t see that my hips can get any narrower without bone surgery. I mean, I have had four kids after all. Some things just are as they are. However, I’m fine with that. I’m thrilled, as a matter of fact. I would still like to lose more weight, however, specifically my tummy and my arms still need it – and, yes, I have been notified you can’t ‘target’ certain areas, so I’ve basically got to just keep trying to lose it all over. I’m just waiting for the magic day when I can say “done”!

This week I’ve gotten myself to ten miles. Walking. Ten miles. Yup. That wasn’t a typo. I remember when, in February, I thought a half a mile was gonna kill me. Now ten. I stun myself. No running, however, as with my back surgeries and all I don’t want to risk any higher impact stuff that may screw up back or knees or hips or any other of my ‘old’ parts… but walking? Walking I can do. Yeah, it takes me awhile, but what difference does it make if I’m walking on the treadmill or laying in bed watching TV? Except one is making me healthier. I’m also doing at least 300 sit ups a day trying to get the gut down, but again… not a whole lot of progress there yet. Yes, I said YET. I’ve not give up the ghost of having a trim tummy one day…

So, that’s the update on the body.

The mind? I still have one. My mom is still managing to give me pause from time to time, however. She managed to fall on her face about six weeks ago while walking the dog. Cut her head, cheek and hand and had to have an ambulance come get her and then had stitches. Ended up with the most horrid black and blue eye which then spread all over her face and down into her neck. She claimed it never did hurt, however. I got a little girl in the neighborhood to walk the dog while she was laid up but mom ‘fired’ her (well, let her go) after the little girl wasn’t going for as long as mom thought she should be. Mom felt she could do a better job herself… so, okay, fine. Let’s see how long it takes before you fall down again and do some more damage. Don’t get me wrong… I’m glad mom has the dog as she is great company for her and mom says the dog won’t eat unless she does, so I know she’ll at least eat once a day. However, I wasn’t crazy about mom walking the dog in the ice and snow and now she’s proven she’s not real reliable on sunny dry days either. But she’s too cheap to give the little neighbor girl a couple of bucks to take the dog out. *sigh* Frustration doesn’t begin to cover it.

What else…

Younger daughter graduated with her second college degree. That’s the good news. Bad news is she hasn’t found a job in her field yet. I have confidence the jobs are out there, just not sure if she’s going to be able to stay around here to get one. She wants to… and of course we’d love her to… but the economy? Maybe not so cooperative. Still, I’m keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed.

Youngest son is still racing and doing well. He actually won a couple of weeks ago despite some motor issues. I’ve gone to a few of the races, but the weather isn’t really cooperating yet. It’s been dropping down into the 30’s and 40’s on race nights and that, my friends, is just too damn cold for me. Now when it starts staying in the 60’s or 70’s that will be more like it. Looking forward to those days.

Last, but not least, eldest son and his wife have been doing the ‘homeowner’ thing… they bought a new house last summer and this spring have started doing some landscaping. Having doing that all myself I know how much work that can be. My sympathy goes out to their sore muscles.

So… that’s about it in my world. Things keep going and I guess I just come by from time to time to make sure the old blog is still here and hopefully to touch base with a few of you who still come by as well. Feel free to say “hi” if you do… I’d love to hear from you.

7 Comments

  • sizzle says:

    That’s some seriously impressive and inspiring weight loss and fitness you have going on, Sue. I’m totally proud of you!

  • Nat says:

    Holy crap. I am pretty sure I can’t walk 10 miles shape I’m in… good on you for sticking with it.

    I am presently considering South Beach…

  • Sherri says:

    we are working on getting back to the healthy eating — can’t do “diets” because, well, the weight comes back as soon as I stop eating “by the rules”, but we did well for a long while. Exercise is the problem — walking isn’t a steady option for me due to what we now think is a pinched nerve in my hip/lower back that is nearly crippling when it pings. However, once we know where we are living, it’s recumbent stationary bike and a TV in the garage. I can pedal along to a movie or read a book. That will make a difference.

    I’m really proud of you, ya know 🙂

  • sue says:

    Thanks, guys… I don ‘t know why wordpress started not sending my comments to my email, so didn’t know anyone had commented! Boo! But I do appreciate all the kind words and support…as always. 🙂

  • Congrats on the weight loss, Sue! I’ve lost 20 pounds.

  • Hooray for size SIX jeans!!

    I’m glad your mom is ok.

  • Teresa says:

    Wow – I’m finally finally finally catching up on some blog reading. I get sadly stuck and out of touch. Major congratulations on the weight loss – that’s spectacular! I will never be a size 6… LOL but I’m fine at size 12. 😉

    On the exercise – are you near a pilates studio with a certified pilates instructor? I know they aren’t on every corner… but if there is one near you – it would be so worth it to work with her/him… to build a program and show you how to exercise to help your problem areas. A good pilates instructor can build your strength all over your body and do it without hurting your neck and back – it would probably help your pinched nerve problem some too. *sigh* We need more of them (good ones) in the world. Anyhow – keep up the great work.

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