Sunday, September 14, 2014
It's been quite a week. As you may know, my grandma passed away last week. It's been hard, but she is no longer suffering and that makes me feel better. Although I'm still sad, each day that passes, seems a little better. I have enough going on to keep me busy to help keep my mind off of things.
I can't say I've had a good week when it comes to eating. I think I ate pasta four days in a row! Don't get me wrong, I love being Italian!! Although I wasn't able to get a really good workout during the week, I was mindful to still make sure I tracked my steps. Every little bit helps, I guess.
I got an unexpected four hours off from work today. I may have to go in at 7 pm, which is fine. I can use the money as I got cancelled on Friday and my hubby was off 1.5 days this week too. The only problem is that they called after I had already showered and was ready for the day. If I get cancelled the rest of the day, I will get my workout in today too.
My daughter had her first marching band clinic yesterday. I think they did a great job. Ok, I might be a little biased!! Although they had to perform in the chilly air. My son is doing well too. He will finish up his last physical therapy session this week and his foot looks great!!
I'm looking forward to getting back to routine. School is keeping me busy, but I'm able to get my workouts in too.
For any of you who work out with kettle bells, how do you know how much weight to start out with? I would love to try it.
Here are some goals for the week:
1. Track all food and stay within my calorie range daily.
2. Get at least 90 min of exercise (I have to be realistic with studying)
3. Get ready for my clinical presentation next week (nervous!!)
4. Study for my test (it's not til next week!)
5. I will be really excited if the scale moves any amount in the right direction!!
I am finding that listing my goals, whether large or small, really helps keep me focused. What are some of your goals for the week?
Thanks so much for reading. I hope you have a great week!
Sunday, September 07, 2014
I am very sad today. This week has been really hard on me. As I have mentioned in my blog a few weeks ago, my 92 year-old grandma has been sick and was recently in the hospital. On Thursday when the doctor came to see her at the nursing home, he found that she had fluid on her lungs again. She begged and pleaded with him not to send her back to the hospital. At this point she was still in her right mind so he obliged her wishes. For most of that day she was still verbal and coherent. By Friday she was non verbal and moaning with labored breathing, but she was able to still eat some breakfast. I visited with her for a bit while she slept. It was then that we decided we wanted to put her in hospice.
We had a meeting set with hospice for 1:30 pm yesterday. The nursing home had called around 12:30 pm to say grandma had taken a turn for the worse and that we should come up there. We went up there right away and she clearly was looking worse than the previous day. Her breathing was still labored, but she didn't seem as in distress as she had been. We still had the meeting with hospice. We stayed with her all day, leaving long enough to eat. My mom and I cleaned out her old room at the nursing home as she had been moved to a private room. It was like she was waiting for us to finish because we loaded my car with her belongings, went back into her room to sit with her and within five minutes she was gone.
I'm glad I was able to be with her when she passed. I know she lived a good life. I'm sad that she is gone, but I am also relieved that she is no longer suffering and even more glad that she is with both my grandfather and my aunt, both whom she missed terribly. I will miss her terribly but I know she is in a better place.
Thank you so much for reading.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
I'm feeling much better today, thank goodness. I guess my allergies really weren't after all. By Friday, I was done for. After a restful day and some decent sleep (finally!!), I was feeling better. I'm just glad that being sick didn't affect either my class or clinical.
It sucks that I wasn't able to work out last week, but I was still tracking my steps so that helped keep me in a good frame of mind since I was missing working out. Although Friday I barely walked, I made up for it yesterday by finally tracking 10,000 steps. This was a great accomplishment for me.
I took my daughter school shopping today. We had a great time and she got some great stuff too. At one of the stores we went to, if you tried on jeans you got a $10 off $25 coupon. So I tried on jeans too. I had them bring me a size 14 and they were TOO BIG!!! I was so excited!! I didn't buy any because I don't need any new pants right now, I just really wanted the coupon!! But it was a great feeling. While I was waiting for her to try on clothes, I caught a glimpse of my legs and saw that I have some nice hamstring muscles forming. I was shocked. I guess the running is doing good things for me.
Now that the kids are going back to school, I'm hoping to figure out my working out schedule to coincide with my school/study schedule. I will still be very busy, but I know I can squeeze in the time to do it.
Here are my goals for the week:
1. Exercise at least 90 min. (I know the total is down, but I'm still a little congested)
2. Eat within my normal calorie range
3. Figure out my weekly workout schedule
4. Study for my first test, Ugh!!
Do any of you have goals that you would like to share?
Thanks for reading, I hope you all have a great holiday and a great week!!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Yay, the scale is still moving in the right direction!! I lost 2 lbs this week!! I'm so happy about this. Definitely a good start to the day.
This week is still busy with me going back to school and clinical. The kids don't go back til next week and I've been busy running them around to different appointments and practice. Today is the first day that I'm at home for more than an hour at a time. I've even managed to throw some pepper steak in the crock pot, dinner done!!
My allergies have been kicking my butt this week too. I'm miserable mostly because of the headache that I have. I haven't been able to work out because I can't breathe!! I'm focusing on my nutrition to help out. I'm hoping to work out by the weekend.
I am noticing that I have really gotten a lot better about my portion sizes, which seems to be helping. Except for the fresh tomatoes that my neighbor brought over, I'm eating the grape tomatoes like candy!! I know that's not a bad thing, I love them!!
I'm taking my son school shopping later. I've been so busy, and he still isn't able to walk for a really long time, but each day he's getting better. I will take my daughter shopping over the weekend, she finally has some time off from practice!! I refuse to take both of them together, it gets really bad. Besides it give me a chance to spend time with each of them separately.
I hope you are all having a great day and are looking forward to the holiday weekend.
Thanks for reading
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