Lord Love A Duck!
I had a perfect Sparkly day yesterday-----outta fear------ --You see---My oldest brother, had a stroke---Whatta shock to me it was!----I mean, he IS over weight----He IS Diabetic--Fitness to him is a foreign word------but-----this is my BROTHER---like-----I might be next-----
It's time to be serious!--I mean, I have all the tools----I kinda try to stick to them----some days---well---most days-----but-----Himself loves McDonalds---Wing night at son#1's restaurant----KFC------and I'm not exactly dragged there kicking and screaming----
NOW ALL THAT HAS STOPPED FOR ME_---
Yesterday--I ate 1171 calories---no more-----
And I didn't go to bed hungry-
I feel like I've been given a reprieve here-----like------""Do it now or my fate will be the same as my brother"!
7am--and it's dark---
It's plus 4C----
I live in the Northern part of Ontario---
We are heading into winter---
As crazy as it sounds, knowing that winter here means "SNOW"-----I am kinda excited about this weather change--- (Yeah right eh-----LOL--Ask me how I feel in February!)-
I have visions of how I could look in the Spring------like.....when I shed my parka-----there I'll be---all shapely-- -but----------to get there----I have a lot to work on----like-----keeping away from that "Hope Diet"--the one where you eat what you want and hope for the best----
All is well on the Home front here---It's a new day--Ya gotta love that!--
Hug a pilot (if you are travelling)----tell a Policeman that you appreciate them laying their life on the line---smile at an old lady somewhere- and----TAKE CARE OF YERSELF!
Every new day--is like a clean slate----
I have choices---
Should I exercise?-(even though I am still kinda flu-y?)
What should I eat?-(too much?----or-calculate the calories?)
Should I be happy?--strong?---(even though I can't control outside events)--
To-day I shall be positive-even though the scales don't move as quickly as I'd like, I do see small changes ----
"Spark People" to me is like my daily university course-something that I strive to attain, every day--It's a road map--a route to help me to achieve my goal of being healthy---to maintain a healthy weight.
And if we don't take care of ourselves, we won't stay strong!
Weekends are really justa 'nother day when it comes to counting calories---
It's been a week of surviving a flu bug---I think I am on top of it!
This weekend the post Blasto dog, we learned is afraid of wind---Crazy! The wind died down and she finally slept like a log all last night--Without sleep (as I was!)-makes it hard to ""Stay Strong"!
The Toronto waterfront marathon is on to-day---It sounds like fun! They have shut down the downtown area for this run!
And we are alive----eating squash and roast beef for supper---
Fat cat is fed----pretty skinny--but alive!
Son#2 the Air Canada Pilot is "winging" his way to Montreal-then Calgary---
Good morning Sparkly People!--We have cooler weather--plus 2C--
There are snow flurries way north of us-
It IS late Fall in the North--so it is expected---
Last weekend, son#2, the Air Canada Pilot--plus son#4--brought the docks in--
It means the really really--end of summer---- -It was Thanksgiving weekend--wet and foggy---
This morning, Himself and I were wakened up with Tess, the post Blastomycosis German Shepherd licking my face---WE put her out-brought her in--put her out -brought her in---and finally I took her down to the living room, so Himself could sleep---It didn't help----She just seemed antsy-----never did settle till it was time for us to get up---Maybe it's time we had her retested for Blasto----Hopefully it hasn't come back!
Surely the Good Lord would not allow Tess to be re-infected!
Time to get moving----Think positive thoughts here!----
Winter is on it's way in the North----