Can I Scream Yet?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So the roller coaster ride that is my parent's life (and mine too as I try to take care of them) continues. We hear good news on one day (my mom is recovering and receiving her daily iv antibiotics at a fabulous facility) then confusing, scary news the next (did the insurance change in November? What was paid last year is now not paid?)

I tell you, when my sister called and told me this latest thing about the insurance my initial reaction was to dive into the closest bag of chips! Luckily, I had just gone to Trader Joes and bought some Snapea Crisps. They've got decent numbers but you still have to watch the portions! so I ate a few of those...but then I said to myself HALT! Take a deep breath and think about what you're doing!

Guess what...I stopped! I closed the package and, because I was hungry, went ahead and some yogurt instead. Later, when I'm feeling better I'll portion out my Snapeas.

And, as a footnote to all of this. I'm still slowly losing weight. I went to my meeting today and weighed in and lost .8lbs! With all of this stress? With being away from home 4 days out of the week? Yes!

So, I guess there's good things to scream about, too!
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    Sorry about all your stresses...but so happy for you with your weight loss. 8lbs that is a really good. I hope and pray that things work out for you with your family.
    4098 days ago
    First, Way To Go!!! That was such a good choice!

    I am so sorry about your parents, it is very hard and insurance is a bear!! My mom is having issues with her insurance because she moved from MO to TX to live with my brother. She has had a terrible time getting everything transferred over and finding out if she is covered or not!
    4099 days ago
  • GRAMMIE1959
    4099 days ago
    I am sorry to hear about your parents. Hopefully you get everything worked out. Stress usually triggers my bad eating habits too. Just keep up the hard work and work out hard. It's ok to eat some bad food ocassionally just don't over do it. Once again, I hope everything gets better with your parents.
    4099 days ago
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