I am sure some of you have been wondering!
I have been overwhelmed at work and home and am just coming out of it.
First, my mom is sick again. She now has been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and is scared and overwhelmed. She already has high blood pressure and severe sleep apnea, so she is batting 3 for 3 right now. She lives in California and won’t let me come visit to help her. I told her that I would look into a “new way of living” for her (read: diet/excercise plan) and with the guidence of my doctor (since she can’t get into a dietician for at least 3 months) I have decided to do the South Beach Diet along with my mom so she can get her eating on track. She has been eating nothing but pizza and chinese for the past 2 years so I think eating “real” food will help put her on the right track. She is currently only on the diabetes pills right now (no shots, thank God) and will have to start testing her blood regularly. I am stressed out that I cannot go see her, but atleast I have her trying to get healthy. The SBD is very close to WW CORE, so after the initial 2 weeks of no fruit and bread, I will actually be following CORE and not SBD, but will tell my mom I an following SBD so she will not feel alone. the good thing about this is we are sharing our daily food logs via email so I will FINALLY have a reason to start posting them here again! YIPPEE!
I FINALLY found a WW meeting close to work/home that I will begin going to on Tuesday nights. SO HAPPY!
I have not gained or lost the past month, which is good and bad. I think eating better with my mom will help me begin to lose again. I am currently at the weight my body wants to stay at, so it will take another jump start to get going again. I hope CORE will do it.
Work is crazy-busy: I have been working on a proposal with another colleague and it is finally done. Whew! I started a new job in January and it has been kicking my butt.
Mr More has been happily eating hard boiled egg yokes at home and is fat n’ happy. If I have time, I will post a few new photos.
We cannot get out of the snow/freezing cold/thaw/snow/repeat weather pattern to save our lives in the Midwest. I cannot wait for spring to come. It is really time for the snow to end. Because of the crazy thaw/freeze pattern, we have GIGANTIC pottholes to deal with. More cars are having severe alignment and tire damage than the city has seen in 20 years. They cannot fill them fast enough. Thank GOD I drive very rarely.
Invisalign update: I am only 1 tray away from being finished with my bottom teeth! They are super straight and when I think of it, I will post the “before” and “after” pics. I am 1/2 done with my top teeth. I should be totally done by the end of July 2008. I can’t believe how fast time flies!
Anyway, off to work! I have plans to get updated on all of your lives today at lunch and tonight (since I have live 300 posts to read). I hope you are all doing well and I can’t wait to catch up!