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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Quick update on dad: He has plateaued and there has been no significant decline since before the holidays. He's in good spirits; lucid most of the time. Hospice indicates that he could rapidly decline from here or it could be a very slow process. I love him so much!
We leave tomorrow for Hawaii. For those who don't know, this is a business trip for my hubby but I am tagging along. (how often do you get a chance to just go to Hawaii?). On January 29 we will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary (and I love him more now--I have a great husband!) So we decided I would go on this trip with him as our celebration! We will stay a couple of extra days but it still is not a lot of time for sight seeing. That's OK. We will make the best of it and just having a few days alone together in warm weather is a gift. So I have been packing. The problem for me is we will have at least 2 work related events; what to wear??? I'm trying hard to realize that IT DOESN'T MATTER!!! I am 61 years old, retired, and these people hardly (or don't) know me. I've decided it's vanity that makes me think these people care or notice what I'm wearing. Insecurity rears its ugly head!!
I have not walked since before Christmas and I tried to keep eating in control but am starting to lose that battle. I'm not down or upset about it. I know what I'm doing. I did get my cold weather walking gear for Christmas so I know I'm set when we return. I am taking my warm weather walking gear and have updated and organized my ipod. I will be walking in the warm Hawaii sun every day. emoticon and then can continue in the nasty cold of northern virginia when I get home next week. Not to worry!
I hate to fly so this is not a fun time but I am getting excited for this opportunity to see Hawaii. I will get my walking program up and "running" (no pun intended) while there but can make no promises about my eating! That may have to wait for my return.
I could have done better in December but all in all, I'm OK. I don't feel out of control but ready to get back in routine.
Aloha!! See you in a week!
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  • LADYIRIS313
    I'm so proud to imagine that you walk when its cold.. that's incredible. I hope this was a marvelous trip for you -- you certainly deserve it.
    3175 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I'm late in catching up so I'm sure you are already semi-naked on the beach in Hawaii. And you didn't even take me on your second honeymoon!! Go figure. LOL. At least I don't have to worry about you coming back pregnant. LOL.

    I'm so glad to hear that your dad is holding his own. I still can't help but wish that hospice would find something better to do and that some gutsy nurse would try to pull your dad back from the edge. Of course I don't believe in giving up except in the case of terminal cancer. The critical care nurse in me.

    I keep trying back to get on plan and my life keeps derailing me. I'm trying to take it in stride too as I see no other choice. LOL. It is what it is.
    Every day I get up with the best intentions and then everything blows up in my face. But I'm a whiner, well maybe a little - lol, but I know it knows me no good. Eventually I will get my way because I'm stubborn.
    3190 days ago
  • JANRTEACH
    Take something like you would on a cruise. I love a black dress,skirt or pants. It can be some other basic color. Then take two different tops to put on top -- I have a gold sweater, gold vest, white sweater with pearl trim, etc. Or a shawl or a scarf. You get the idea. It works for a small suitcase and you look different at each dressy event. Have a wonderful time. emoticon
    3191 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    Aloha to you Beth. We will miss you. Check in if you are around a computer. We'd love to hear your exploits!!!!

    This Sunday Chris and I will be at a Western Bar-b-Que restaurant for our 40th (his choice). Yee Haa. I love him so much, too, that I will acquiesce to his food yearnings as we quietly celebrate together.

    You are so smart to recognize that everyone is too busy worrying about themselves to focus on others. You will be radiant and beautiful on your husband's arm. He will be so proud to have you there with him!!!

    Don't forget your pink bikini and flip flops.
    Leslie

    3191 days ago
  • NORASPAT
    Have a great time.

    Enjoy yourself and DH, I know you are like me you can enjoy him at any time and every time, I know I can and I do.
    Hopefully lots of photos?

    Take care HUGS. Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3192 days ago
  • SUZYMOBILE
    Have a great time, Beth, and remember to envision yourself marching right onto that plane with your head high, enjoying looking out the windows, watching the on-board movies, anything to dissipate the fear. Deep breathing, too! And you're right, it doesn't matter what you wear, because you always glow with good cheer!
    3192 days ago
  • SNUGLBUNIE
    Have a great trip Beth and please take lots of pictures to post after so I can see them. That is one of my dreams is to go to Hawaii. Now, I'm jealous, hee hee. Enjoy my friend!!!

    Your dad is in my prayers.
    3192 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2012 7:23:10 PM
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