Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Trying times

It's not that I'm having issues like I have before...I know what hard times are. Actually, things aren't bad. I just have so much work stress. Like the rest of the world. My hubby says: it's a Phd. They don't give them away for free. Ya...they certainly don't.

I have been reminded today that I should be grateful for what I have. I have been taking for granted my abilities and privilages, which is evident by my lack of exercise. My friend has degenerative disk diseas, her throid is shot, and had an infection with one of her surgeries that lasted too long (poor care) so that her heart is comprimised as well. Her meds puts everyone I know to shame. She also has weight problems...much more so than I. She had surgery today to remove a device from her back that was supposed to help (stimulator to help with pain). Everything seemed find, but then when she came to they realized that she couldn't feel or move her right leg. She can lift it about 1/2 inch. Needless to say she's in the hospital as we speak.

She really can't exercise...even if she wanted to with her back problems. She can't even walk right now. I can. I can run (poorly, but due to lack of training), I can do aerobics, I can do push ups. I have nothing stopping me but my mind. I need to do it because I can. I owe it to myself.

I will start the program, the weight loss clinic, in 2.5 weeks. I'm so excited.


amma15 said...

sometimes we need to actually witness others mishaps in order to be reminded of all that we have to be thankful for :)

I'll be checking back up on your progress!