To lose 15 pounds by November 8th, 2014 (in time for my best friend's wedding in which I am a bridesmaid).
I have a blog entry called "Sample (daily) goals to choose from" - I'm trying to pick one or two things per day (or more) to work on in order to get an overall healthier lifestyle which includes diet, exercise, rest and personal time..
"Friend of Bill" - recently baptized - working on my character defects and being more like what my Savior wants me to be -
Belly button birthday - October 21st (31 years old) Recovery birthday - May 7th (4 months)
I like to read, go to the gym, go to concerts and movies, I spend a lot of time attending meetings and church and activities associated with both - I don't have a lot of free time - trying to learn to have more balance and take out time for myself and just do NOTHING.
After I read your blog today about Charlie, I had to go do my teaching job (I teach Japanese businessmen here in Japan), but my mind kept returning to you, knowing how sad you must be at the moment. Our beloved dog Joey has been with us for ten years now, but before Joey, we had a white dog named Stanley, who suddenly died one day when he was only five years old, of a condition that comes on very quickly and can kill within hours. Stanley was an outside dog, so I didn't notice what was happening until it was too late. You can imagine the guilt I felt because of that--if I had just noticed earlier, I could have taken him to the vet.
We were heartbroken. My children were in elementary school. It is truly like losing a family member. We all slept in the same room that night, reminiscing about Stanley's life, crying, holding hands. We were so fortunate to have known Stanley, and you are so fortunate to have known Charlie, who will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge, just outside the gates of heaven. That's where Stanley is waiting for us.
I remember losing a very special cat in 1990 and feeling so guilty about what I could have or should have done for her to lessen her suffering (she died of kidney failure after a week in the hospital) at the end. I know from long experience that the rumination on what happened and the guilt I felt was an attempt to reassert control over a world that had suddenly gone sideways. We feel so vulnerable after a sudden death, especially one that happens so tragically. I suspect you will go through a lot of ups and downs over the coming weeks, but if you can, try to be aware of what you're feeling without holding onto it. We can learn a lot from our cats who don't hold onto grief, grudges or pain but purr in the next instant.
Hey! I just read your comment from last week and yes, I meant I am a "friend of Bill". It is great to hear from you. I have not been on here as much as I have been struggling with food the last week or so. ðŸ˜ž
Just catching up with my SP -- thanks for inquiring. I'm doing great! I had a big bonus this weekend in that my husband decided to join me in a fitness quest. He doesn't have quite as much to lose as I do, but he needs to drop about 60 pounds, so we're now both going in the same direction. It feels so much better now that we are doing the same thing -- I'm reinvigorated!
Hope things will go well for you this week with your tight schedule and familial worries.