Well, this weekend's past theme was Emotional Eating
I recieved a phone call from my aunt about my mother. Seems my mom has not been taking good care of herself or the house lately. I won't go into the details, but basically I'm taking the cat to live with me and I'm off to WalMart to get my mom some new clothes.
Some background information -
Mom is 85 years old and has never had a health issue (No cancer, no diabetes, no heart issues. No nothing.)
till last September when she was having a TIA - a mini stroke. My mother never exercised. She ate a standard American diet. We always
had cookies and ice cream in the house.
Since the TIA, her memory is really going down hill. She'll complain of being confused, can't pay the bills - but when I offer to help - automatically she's ok and doing fine. She changed her mind this weekend when I called to ask what was up. She says it's ok to take the cat since she cannot manage the cat box and would like me to buy her some clothes (we have no idea what happened to her clothes - not too sure if my father is throwing them out, burning them or what she may be doing - we're really perplexed on this one )
I know that hindsight is twenty twenty - but I really do feel if she worked out and didn't eat the garbage she ate, she would not be in this condition today. Cholestorol build up is a bad thing - and when it breaks off - bad things happen to the body - like strokes and heart disease.
She's my one of main motivators to why I pursue good eating habits and exercise. This forgetful stuff is really scary!
This weekend was tough dealing with my aunt, calling my mother and coming up with a plan. Add in two siblings that are NOT WILLING
to step in help out makes things even more difficult. So hello food! I get to the point I don't care what eat - I just eat - and I did this weekend. (though I did clean out the fridge last night and threw away all of my BFs junk food.)
So, today is a new day and a new day of eating.
B - Oatmeal and a banana
L - Rice and beans and veggies
D - Repeat of lunch
Snack - Grapes and an Orange
Exercise - One really tough hot yoga class, maybe some walking
Keep on keeping on everyone. I know I am - I might be a bit crabby - but I'll be getting some things done and I'll be taking good care of my mom and dad. It's all good.