She's been having some health challenges, fibromyalgia is the main one, and the pain and fatigue has thrown for a loop lately. Her pain interfered with her exercise classes and sometimes even walking 15 minutes is too much. Playing into this is also the emotional... it's been almost two years since my father passed away and where she is in her grieving process she does not say. She admitted to turning back to using food for comfort. Sigh... yes, like mother like daughter. At least she did have lots of fruit and veggies stocked, so she hasn't fallen too far. I gave her my advice, but just being there for her, listening without judgment, and leading by example are the best things I can do.
|Leaves floating on the Lake|
Although I tried to keep on my feet and active, there was a lot of sitting and talking with relatives. And sitting and more sitting. I volunteered to help do whatever chores or setting the table, ect., when I could just to keep moving. My man and I did get out for a walk and luckily enough it was a nice day.
As for my weight post-Thanksgiving, I'm up slightly to 171.0 lbs. Was expecting a bigger gain but I'm just fine with .4 lbs given all the salty ham I ate! Really I did keep my portions small, filled up on veggies and fruit, didn't drink too much alcohol and for dessert only had a slice of apple pie. Yes, just the one :)
For improvement this week: Hydration! At work, the water fountain is out of order so it's a trek to get to the nearest one. Not a trek really, more like the opening to that old TV show "Get Smart"! At home on weekends, it just seems that I forget. Solution: Carrying a 1 litre refillable water bottle wherever I go. And refill at least once during the day.