Sunday, February 27, 2011
Today is the wake....gonna be a long day. I wish my brother was of more support than what he is. But the demon called alcohol has eaten away at him through the years and it's all he can do to get himself to where he needs to be during this trying time. Don't get me wrong...I imbibe too...but it doesn't control me. Anyway....this journal entry is not about him. It's about me.
What I wanted to share is my spark journey during this life event. I am SO glad I've made Sparking a part of my life when I did. It has really turned me around in the way I view food and what is important to my body. I've not been able to journal my food at all this week. Just too much going on. But I HAVE been able to eat healthy and guage when I need to eat according to my hunger pains.
Last night I caved a little. The family had an open house which included food....of course. I did well, but I was SO exhausted! I've slept maybe 3 hours every night this week. And I just had a difficult time participating in the fun family stuff we did last night. So I comforted myself with not one, but two pieces of gooey butter cake. They were smallish....but I did overdo a little.
On the good side, I've done some power walking with my auntie (she's 78) at the mall twice this week.....for an hour each time! It felt SO good to get the circulation going and work out the kinks of sitting. My auntie is a MACHINE!! She puts me to shame when it comes to walking. But this time, I was able to keep up w/her! So yay for me!
One other good thing....EVERY one has told me how good I look! I've lost 15.5lbs thus far and people are noticing! Another yay for me! DH is calling me Baggy Pants. That makes me smile!
Thank you Spark friends....for your words of encouragement and sympathy....and for the goodies. The virtual hugs mean a lot to me.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Sparkling Day!