Monday, April 20, 2009

Different focus

My mom is not doing well right now. It makes me feel like focusing on weight loss is so trivial. But I'm not going to use the strong emotions racing through me as an excuse to pig out.

For those of you who are new to my blog, my mom has advanced ovarian cancer. She's been under hospice care since November, when they found it. The doctors thought she was dying a couple times that month, but God gave us the gift of more time with her.

I've been continuing to do the strength workouts from Prevention, but missed cardio yesterday. Today we waltzed for almost an hour this afternoon. Will get back on the treadmill tomorrow.

12 comments:

MizFit said...

thoughts and prayers your entire family's way.

Carla

Lisa said...

Ditto.. Thoughts and Prayers for you and your family.

Lisa

Mrs. Sheila said...

I will definately be praying for your mom, as well as your entire family.

MargieAnne said...

Thinking and praying for you and family.

You are doing well managing one day at a time.

Blessings.

Kelly said...

Oh, sweety, I'm so sorry. I wish I had the right thing to say to make things easier for you but I don't. Just know that you have a lot of people here in blogger world who care about you and are here if you need to talk.
((HUGS))

Ro said...

I am praying for strength for you and your mother. May God watch over your family
Ro

Melisa said...

What a blessing to have had so much "additional" time with her than the doctors originally thought. Isn't God wonderful?!

I realize that doesn't make now any easier and will be praying for both of you.

Heather T said...

I am so sorry your family is going through this. What a blessing for the additional time despite the Dr's thoughts. Will keep your family in my prayers.

GF said...

My BlesSINGS to you and yours today. Take the time you need for your family!

Mel said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. I lost my mom 6 years ago this July. Every day is a gift and I'm glad you get to spend more time with her. Good for your for sticking with your routine... you need to look after yourself too.

Laura said...

My thoughts are prayers for you and your family.

Cammy said...

So sorry about your Mom. I know this must be an extremely difficult time for you. Please know that I'm thinking of you.

Focusing on weight loss/exercise isn't the most important thing in your heart just now, but if it helps give you strength and recharge the batteries, then I hope you're able to find a bit of time each day for it.