Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wake-up call

A few weeks ago I took my daughter to get shots and an athletic physical. During the coarse of all this they took her height and weight. My twelve year old daughter is five foot eight inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. She looks fantastic!! She's much more muscular than I was at her age, and even older. I was always more "lanky" when I was younger. But what struck me about this is that my daughter now weighs the same as I did when I met my husband, over fifteen years ago. I am currently more than 110 pounds heavier than that, and I have been for the better part of this last year. That is a hard thing to admit. And not a hard thing to admit to others, but mostly to myself. I have truly "let myself go" and not done much of anything about it.

I am in NEED of a wake-up call!! I HAVE to stop eating the wrong foods! I HAVE to make myself exercise! I HAVE to re-take control of my life!

I have started, as stated before, a medical transcription program. I am a third of the way through it, and one month in. At this rate I'm hoping to be done in 2 - 2 1/2 more months and get working!! This is a BIG step towards conquering my own life. But my health is also in need of rescuing. Sadly, I know only I can take on this mission. As much as I know my husband would help in ANY way I asked him to, he cannot "fix" this situation. Don't get me wrong, having his help will be an insurmountable positive influence.

I am grateful to all of you for your continued support. I hope in two year, when I plan on going on a cruise with my family, to be 100lbs thinner.

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My children are making me smile daily! My son is in AFJROTC at the high school and loving it! He's planning to ask a girl to Homecoming this week. I pray she says yes, as I SO want him to experience the elation of having his feelings returned by a girl he likes. He's really come into his own with regards to his confidence. He also chosen this year to go to a lock-in at the church in lieu of going hunting opening weekend. This was taking place at a church that we just recently started attending regularly. He didn't know a lot of people there and had only been around some of them twice before (Sunday school the week before, and confirmation classes on day that week). I was elated!! And when he carried the cross to the front of the church before the service dressed in his ROTC uniform, I'm not ashamed to say I got a little teary-eyed. My son is 14 years old, and becoming quite the man.

My daughter, who I mentioned at the start of this posting, is doing equally well. She is doing phenomenally in school! I think she just might be getting that cell phone at the end of this six-weeks. She hasn't picked her extra-curricular specialty yet, but she's mulling over several of them. She has become interested in the opposite sex. YIKES! She's not allowed to "date" yet, but she's definitely intrigued by boys. She met a boy at the lock-in that is 16. Ugh! WAY too old for her! For the time being we've set a limit of 1-2 years older than her. And yes, although my dear hubby is more than four years older than myself, at her age (TWELVE) two years is about the most. The reason for this is maturity. I am aware that girls mature faster than boys, but one thing is that girls who date boys much older than them find themselves advancing to the older boys' sexual maturity level. And seeing as how I DON'T want her being sexually active in JUNIOR HIGH for sure, I'm instilled this restriction. So sorry, 16 yr old Adam, but she will NOT be your "girlfriend" for some time.

Well, I need to get back to my studies so I can get to bed at a reasonable hour and get up in the morning and make a healthy breakfast then hit the workout first thing.

Take care friends and thanks for always being there.

4 comments:

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Dorsey, I totally know how you feel. We just re-did our bathroom and I'm wondering why in God's name we put in mirrors! Hang in there!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Go Dorsey! You can do this!!! Keep us all posted, we will be pulling for you!

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