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!