Friday, December 28, 2012

New year...New ADVENTURE

I've been down this path many times.  The weight has come back on.  I'd like to start with a clean slate but to do so I need to explain the last year.

Sandie (for those who don't know is my mother-in-law) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this past summer.  She hid many of her medical issues from the family.  Sadly, I feel I may be to blame for that as I discouraged her from focusing on the negative with me.  As she was at some sort of medical doctor/treatment weekly, I didn't want to hear it.

In July, I took over taking her to her appointments.  At first she was upset because she preferred her PCA (personal care assistant) to drive her around and attend her appointments.  but when things became serious I felt family needed to be involved and stepped in.  We found out she had pancreatic cancer.  Finding a doctor willing to use the treatment plan she wanted proved harder that we thought. We nearly lost her in August but were able to get her treatments started and she moved into a nursing home.  All her/our efforts gave her more time but we still lost her on Halloween.  I am stating all of this because the amount of stress having someones life depend on you is enormous.  I deal with stress by eating and sleeping.  And so I did.

My weight is at 227.4 pounds.  Not my altime highest but close!  Shortly before Christmas I enrolled in a new program Michell Bridges 12 week body toning (12wbt).  The program actually starts February10th.  We are currently in the warm up phase and in two weeks with begin preseason.  I like this slow start because I can focus on one little thing at a time.  This week I am cutting my nonwater drinks in half.  Well to be honest I am now consuming mostly if not all water.  2 1/2 days without a diet coke.  Broke down today and have a bottle in front of me.  But it will last till monday I am guessing.

I am currently sitting in a hotel room in St. Augustine, Fl.  Hubby and I have a wedding to attend.  But festivities don't start until 6:30 tonight.  So when I am done here we are heading to the fitness center.  I can't even remember the last time I worked out.  I am looking forward to getting a good sweat on!

Oh, my adventure this time is based in Australia.  It seems strange to participate in a program half a world away but I think it may just work.  So if I begin to speak like an Aussie you just might understand.  And I may just start using the metric system of measurements.

My reward for making goal weight...A week in the carribean with my hubby and possibly his aunt and uncle.  They just don't it yet.  Whats my goal? 150.  I cqn do this!

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