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Father's Day Weekend

Monday, June 20, 2011

Not too much to report. I called my Dad on Friday to talk to him. It was nice to hear he is doing well. Since about a year and a half ago he has lost 80 pounds so I'm really proud of him that he is sticking with it. October of 2009 he had some health issues that were heavily related to his weight. He had to go stay in a physical therapy/rehab facility to get him back on his feet.

When it comes to weight loss I think of him a lot. Over the years he certainly had his ups and downs with his weight. He has a really bad back and he is a diabetic. I keep all of that in mind because if I do nothing that is where I could be headed. If I continued to do what I used to do (quit and restart every few months) its not unrealistic to think that 30 years down the road I could be in that exact place.

He certainly is one of my motivators on this journey. A good one, on one hand, and a scary one, on the other. The good motivation is that he is sticking with loosing weight and I know its hard for him but he is doing it. The scary motivation is like I said before....the health problems are a road I don't want to go down.

Other than that we didn't do too much. I made dinner last night for my in-laws and Saturday we went over their house.

To be perfectly honest Father's Day is a weird holiday for me. Don't get me wrong I appreciate the men in my life. I love my Dad, my Step-Dad and my husband and my Father-in-Law. BUT my parents divorced when I was 2 and he lived about 5 hours away so I didn't see him much. We are closer now than when I was growing up where I was a Momma's girl and just didn't want to leave her side. I just don't have that mushy feeling when it comes to the holiday. I'm not saying all this for sympathy or what have you...its just what was going on this weekend LOL.

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  • no profile photo CD3922103
    Father's day is a weird holiday for me too. I've never had a relationship with my father up until about 2 years ago. I've never really celebrated him up until now and it is hard to adjust myself to honor him on that day.
    3653 days ago
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