Sorry I didn't get here sooner to remind everyone to get their steps into me. But I know my challenge folks are still walking and will do just that. I do have Suzi's and Herbrina numbers, wow is all I can say, you two walking machines *smile*. Hope everyone else is doing well with it too. As for me, I'm just not putting in the effort I need to and the numbers are showing it. I'm hoping to pick up the pace this week.
Well I made it through my day of clear liquids on Thursday and all the "prep" stuff lol. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and it was nice having the day home to myself. On Friday the scan went fine and hopefully I will hear back in a few days what they found. Hopefully I won't be left wondering what's wrong in side and they will give me some answers. From there I will move on to whatever I need to do to feel better.
Friday I ended up staying home the rest of the day. I had plans to go to work after the scan but going back to eating gave me "issues" lol. So I ended up having a LONG weekend. I think I needed it and it felt good having some time to myself at home.
Saturday Mike and my co-worker took the boys to see Ironman 2. So Marie and I went to her soccer game (which she won) and then we had the day to ourselves. I thought of us getting a pedicure and I've been wanting to get rid of the fake nails I had gotten a few months back for the Dr. Oz show. But when we went I guess everyone else had the same idea and the place was so packed Marie and I both looked at each other and promptly turned around and left lol. Then I thought maybe we could go paddleboating but evidently it isn't where it use to be. So we ended up going to the park. I walked and she rode her bike around and then we kicked her soccer ball around and tried to play frisbee but we both stank lol. So then I suggested another park with a beach. She wanted to go in the water so we stopped at the house and she changed into her swimsuit and we grabbed a towel and blanket.
Boy was it a beautiful day. She just loved going in the water and I really enjoyed watching her and just relaxing in the sun sitting on the sand. I did get my feet wet a few times but it was COLD. Not sure how she was standing being in it but she was loving it for sure.
I ended up seeing someone from the gym there. I've often wondered about my fellow gym folks and what story they have. This guy lost 136 lbs. You know its funny how you view yourself but sometimes funnier how you view others. He always struck me as someone that had always been fit. I would see him running on the treadmill and think, man he's dedicated. Soooo I guess we all have our own stories and we all are viewed a certain way which is seldom the way we view ourselves.
After the gym guy left I ended up in another conversation with an older gentleman who was there with his wife. He had over heard me talking with the other man and asked some questions. We talked about weight loss and exercise and the mental parts of it. We also talked about all the culture that is around where we live and just the beautiful places right there that we both seldom see. Like that beautiful park that I hadn't been to the beach on in I can't tell you when.
It's made me realize I do need more joy in my life. Sure I'll still have to go to the gym sometimes but I can surely get some of my exercise just from enjoying spending time with my children doing other things. Also enjoying all the beautiful places around me.
Yesterday we all got up and ready and went to breakfast then we went to Wal-mart and I did get my darn nails off. Ekk is all I can say about that. It hurt like heck and my nails are a mess now and very tender. But I'm happy to be done with the fake ones.
Everyone gave me lovely cards yesterday. Kevin's touched me so much I started to cry reading it. We both ended up crying and hugging. To think my oldest is going off into the big world soon. I am going to miss him so much. Nicholas and Marie gave me a hoops and yoyo card which of course made me smile and laugh. Mike's card was full of caring and love. It was just a good day.
In the afternoon Kevin and I took a walk down my favorite road. I could tell he just wanted to talk. We talked about him leaving and also about when he would return for visits. I could tell he's scared yet excited about his next step in life starting soon. I'm sure he will be fine.
I got a note from his sister too. I can tell she misses us. Maybe she will come for a visit soon or I can go visit her. We talked about it last year and it didn't happen. I think she could use some time with me and of course I always enjoy time with her.
As for food, it's been good. Exercise, has been different but I think enough. I plan on getting to the gym tonight for the first time in over a week. I think I needed a break from it though so I'm not unhappy about the choices I've made in the past week or so. I think I needed something different. The scale took a big drop on Thursday but is back up to where it was on weigh-in day this morning. I'm not upset about that at all. I'm feeling good all the way around.
Well I better get to work.