Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Challenges

My week got away from me.  It has been crazy busy.

Dad had his port removed today!  He will be free to take showers again, starting tomorrow.  Those little things we take for granted are very much appreciated by Dad these days. 

Now, of course, we just sit and wait, to see if the body responds to this last effort.  And pray.  The doctors have done all they can do, and all that medical science allows.  On one hand, Dad is relieved to be done with everything.  On the other hand, there is nothing left to try, and it gets scary now.  This is where faith comes in to provide comfort - either way. 

Hubby is coming down with a bug of some sort.  We need for that to leave before his rescheduled surgery date gets here.  Hurry up and heal already!  LOL  I have to keep Hubs and Dad apart, as Dad cannot afford to pick up a bug right now.  Dad is thin, but he's a tall man, and I had a hard time helping him navigate by myself.  We managed it though. 

Dad was a little worried.  He said if I go down, everyone is in trouble! 

You know, I thought about that on the way home.  He's right.  I'm the key person right now.  Everyone is relying on me - absolutely everyone.  I have no right to be at an unhealthy weight, when others need me and are counting on me.  I'd feel guilty, except I've been working hard these last six months to change course.  I'm getting a little tired of working so hard and not seeing much movement on the scale though.  I try not to let that discourage me, and stick to the plan.  Still, I hope this week I'll see things start to move again.  I'm getting tired, and need the morale boost I guess.

No pity parties, I know!  Hey, if Dad isn't feeling sorry for himself, what right does anyone else have to do otherwise?  We live to fight another day, after all.

Well, I'll do some blog reading this evening and tomorrow, and catch up on some housework.  Now that Dad is on an even keel, after the bad week he's had, I am hoping I can get back to a normal routine myself.  I haven't had two minutes to read anyone's blog this week, and I miss you guys!


  1. I've missed your posts this week. Glad the treatments are over for your dad. When will he have his scan or has the date been set? I also hope scale moves for you this week - you could use a real positive boost!

  2. Keeping your family in my prayers. Staying strong is not always easy but it seems you are doing just that. Pity parties won't help, that doesn't mean you can't vent and let out when needed.

  3. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Good luck with your weigh in.

  4. Dear Ann...don't waste precious energy on "guilty!" Let yourself feel how far you've come, and rest in that achievement! Congrats on your progress. Maybe it will help to keep my mantra in mind: PROGRESS not perfection! Blessings.

  5. Yay, you updated. I hope that your dad responds well and I hope no buggie so much as LOOKS at you. wash hands a lot. Wear a mask or tell the sick folks to do so. Keep hand antiseptic handy. Sometimes, you gotta treat it like an Ebola zone. ; )

  6. Ann you are doing great!! You have a lot on your plate right now and your are still working your plan. That is amazing!!! Don't be discouraged with the scale....Just keep focused!!

    Praying for you and your family!!

  7. I'll light some more candles for your family tonight...

  8. Still praying, Ann, for strength for you and your family. Hope hubby feels better soon.

  9. I'm happy to have discovered your blog and am inspired by your weight loss journey and your strength in dealing with the major challenges in your life. I hope your dad responds well to treatment - Jackie

  10. It's hard to find the time to comment. I'm sitting here feeding a baby and typing with one hand. Stay positive!

  11. Glad all is well for the moment!
    Ann, Ann, Ann.....
    You are sweetness and light!

  12. Hi
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    drop by and check mine out at
    If you have any tips, I would love to hear them.


  13. As a new follower I just want to say Congratulations on you success!! I am also on a weight loss journey and it is so great to read what other people are going through.

    I will be praying for you dad! You put so much pressure on yourself and what everyone needs from you, but you need to realize what you need from you. I am the same way, putting others before myself and I am trying to change that. I need to put myself first and do what is good for me.

    I also write a weight loss blog and thought you might want to read it and maybe your other followers..

    Good luck and continue writing, we need it!!