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Stress, Summer, Survived

Saturday, September 01, 2012

What a stressful last few months and I am still here. Thought most of the time I was just checking in Sparks was never far from my mind. I have been doing Eat to Live since last October and it has been my savior. Yes I ate a few too many "healthy" crackers and chips. We all know there is really no such thing as healthy chips and crackers but it is a great rational. I am sure all my salads and veggies is the only way I have maintained.

My oldest daughter and family moved from the LA area to Portland last April. Her husband started his new job in March so my husband and I jumped in and helped with the packing and move. This was not always easy since she lived 4 hours away. Right after the move (3 days) she started having complications with her pregnancy. She was only 5 months along. Instead of coming home I remained in Portland for another month. Poor Sara, I was unpacking since she was on partial bed rest. As things improved for her my husband returned and we did a brief tour of Oregon and Washington which we thoroughly enjoyed. We made it home and off to the cabin for a week. Oh what bliss. A week home and off to Alaska for a week of fishing. We always enjoy Alaska but we had our trouble on this trip. Two of our fishing trips were cancelled and we scrambled to find something else. One worked out with a catch and release trip one did not . Our one ocean trip we surrounded by whales feeding and calling to each other (about 20) so it made everything that happened previously okay.
Home for 1 day and we get a call from Portland at 4 am with more complications. We got up and found the earliest plane to Portland. The earliest we could get there would be around 2. This means driving 4 hours to Sacramento tocatch a flight. Luckily our youngest daughter lives near Sac and will take us to the airport. Go-go-go Get
packed , on the road, to Amy's house, to the airport--is Sara alright, is the baby alright? She is only 36 weeks tomorrow, is is 100% placenta previa. (worry, worry, worry!) Greyson was born by a c-section at 5:30 weighing 5 lbs 5 oz. Mother and baby doing wonderful. Oh what a blessing. Well, I stayed another 3 1/2 weeks helping out.My youngest daughter and children drove up to see there new niece and cousin and then we drove home to Sacramento where my husband picked me up on we finished the trip home.

Yes it was a stressful few months and I was not on my home turf for most of it. Both of my daughters have been very supportive of my ETL decision and I was able to stay on the program. I may not have lost more weight but I did not gain (well 3 pounds) either. I got to spend extra time with Logan who will turn 2 in November and form an extra bond. I missed my older grandchildren but last summer was there summer and I hope they understand.

After I got home Logan came down with a virus and ran 102 -105 temp for 4 days. Ethan my 9 year old grandson started have rashes or so we thought break out on this arms and leg. Actually he had blood vessels burst under the skin. After two nights in the emergency room and numerous doctor appts. and test no knows why, but it is gone and thinking it might be the same virus Logan had since they were together and then broke out on the same day. If anything happens again more test. Both appear to be find now.

I am looking forward to a calm fall.

September is my month. Time to concentrate on Loretta and continue my journey.
Back to exercising consistently, no more "healthy" chips and crackers ( or limit them),
and back to large salads.
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  • MUDDER91
    Wow! What a summer! I wish you a calm Fall... I am trying to limit myself to salty snacks (in a reasonable amount) only two days a week. This is my fourth week. So far so good.

    3210 days ago
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