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Making time for me!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

I'm just gonna say I've had a rough last 4 months. My weight loss had been going good, but I had done absolutely NO exercise up to the middle of June. I kept thinking I better start doing some toning, so I started using the Planet Fitness membership I'd had for about 8 months and hadn't really used. I was able to go 4 times that first week and was feeling pretty good about it. Then BAM!!!! My mom ended up in the hospital on June 29th for a flare-up of her pulmonary fibrosis. Along with the flare up, she had several complications and ended up being there for 6 1/2 weeks. There went my trips to the gym after work. Matter of fact, I wasn't even going to work. I filed for FMLA and spent all but 3 days (2 of which I had to stay away because I had caught staph infection from her) at the hospital for about 12 hours per day. I went home mentally exhausted every night.

After mom's stay, she made it to a skilled nursing home. I went back to work, but was going to see her every night to eat with her. Then she ended up back in the hospital for a week with pneumonia, now back at the nursing home. By now you probably see the vicious cycle. I've managed to still lose more weight through all this, but it's been much slower.

After that nice long story,, I guess the whole point is that I'm pretty darn proud of myself that I've now gotten up 2 mornings in a row at 4:30 am to get on the treadmill. I'm determined to do whatever I need to do!!!! Bring it on!!!!
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  • ANDREA5KIDS
    Wow! You have had a lot of obstacles to overcome. I hope your mom is feeling better. Great job getting on that treadmill so early. You can do it. 😊
    1846 days ago
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