Today is a sad day....

Today we laid my Uncle Jess to rest.  He is my dad's youngest brother and his death was quite unexpected.  Although there are some errors in that obituary, it does have some parts of it correct.  I am thankful that we had him as long as we did.  I have no doubt that he is in heaven with my Memaw and my Aunt Fariel.  What could be better than that?  No more pain and no more suffering?  It is hard on those of us that remain.  I just pray for peace and comfort for my family as I know it has been difficult on all of us.  This week has been stressful for me and has not been good for my eating habits.  After going to the nutritionist and getting my valuable information, I'm not sure what to expect when I go back in.  I've tried not to be too bad, but it's hard not to stress eat for me.  I'm trying to do better, but there are times when it just gets the best of me. :-(  Thankfully, I am remembering that it's just me and my nutritionist and even when I have a rough moment, I try not to let it hold me down or ruin my day.

I messed up my shoulder a couple of weeks ago and since then, I've not done too much in the way of exercise.  At first it was the pain, but it's getting better.  I have an appointment scheduled on Saturday and I hope that I can manage.  I had the best laid plans this week to stick with the calories given to me.  Unfortunately, I wasn't expecting a death in the family.  I have already started preparing the menu for next week.  That's a good sign right?  I'm not giving up!  I'll just keep on moving forward.

Oh, I do have a positive to share!  I got on the StairMaster after promising the trainer of the Biggest Weight Loss Challenge that I would try it the day after Thanksgiving (right after my Uncle James passed away).  I could only last 3 minutes and 11 seconds.  I was so frustrated that I couldn't last longer than that, but I was having a hard time breathing, etc.  I moved on and did the rowing machine, elliptical, etc.  I jumped on the StairMaster again right before I hurt my shoulder and managed to stay on it for 10 WHOLE MINUTES!  I was stunned and amazed!  I am determined that I am going to start trying to work my way up to doing 30 minutes on that thing.  I will not let it win over me! :-)

Goals for the coming week:

Stick with the guidelines that the nutritionist gave me.
Try to get back into my workout routine.
Meal Plan


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