Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving recap

Wow, it seems like it's been ages since I last posted. We survived the Thanksgiving holiday. I enjoyed having some time off, I really enjoyed the holiday with the family. The food was good, although I was having a tight day, so I barely got to eat anything. My oldest son went deer hunting with his grandfather Thanksgiving night and killed his first deer. My husband was out of town too from Friday through Sunday, so it was just me and my youngest son and my step son for the weekend.

My husband's grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving day, she had a brief illness and surgery and had complications, she had to go back for emergency surgery and died a day later. She was 87 and one heck of a woman. I only met her once, two years ago when we went to My husband's mom's funeral. I liked her the moment I met her, she was very kind to me and I felt drawn to her as she was the same age that mother would have been. She and I talked about family, she told me stories about my mother-in-law, about my husband and about her life. She was just a very warm woman. I'm sad that she's gone, but I'm glad that she didn't suffer long and that she didn't lose her ability to care for herself. She was a very strong independent woman.

I have been in a bit of a funk lately, I've been irritable, anxious, hormonal, mean, crabby, the list could go on and on. I've really been trying to get a handle on my emotions and it hasn't been going well. But my eating has been going better and I did manage to exercise twice over the weekend. This morning I went for my six month check up with my endocrinologist. He did an ultrasound on my thyroid and one nodule is smaller, one is larger and a new one appeared. He sent me for blood work and said he's pretty sure that if my levels are the same he will go ahead and put me on thyroid meds. I hope so, I have so many symptoms of hypothyroidism that I think I could use the help!

Last night I got a call from a friend, he is a "life coach" for lack of a better description. He does personality testing for individuals and businesses to help people understand what motivates them so that they can perform better in the work place. He does very detailed testing to help people with their communication skills and that sort of thing. Anyway, he's been approached about doing a program geared toward bariatric patients and asked me to help him, being his test subject. I was really intrigued and excited about it. I told him that I've been stuck for a while, unable to move on to the next phase of my weight loss journey. He said he can help me with setting goals (I told him I'm not much of a goal oriented person, as I generally fail when I set goals.) He said he can help me with that too. He also told me he can help me to change my internal dialogue. Needless to say, I agreed to help him and am hoping that he will help me as well. I'll keep you posted.

I have a busy weekend ahead, my office party is Friday at my house. I have my tree up, but no decorations yet, so I have a bit of work to do to get ready. It's all good though, one of the things I already know about myself is that I work well under pressure. I'm sorry that I've been absent from the blog scene, but I'm still reading your blogs. I can't believe it's almost Christmas!! My baby turns 15 on Friday, I can't believe that either. I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for the support and friendship that you guys have given me!
Big Hugs!


MandaPanda said...

It's more like the funkidays than the holidays in blogosphere lately. I feel ya.

I'm very intrigued by this life coach friend of yours. I think you can both definitely benefit from eachother if you both put in the effort. Please keep us posted!

Lucy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husbands Grandmother, it is always so very hard to lose someone no matter how many times you got to me with them.

I think having a tight day on Thanksgiving sounds great! hehe makes the whole self control that I struggle with a little easier.

I hope to hear more about your progress with both helping and getting help from your friend the life coach it sounds like a great opportunity for growth.

Darlin1 said...

Can't wait to hear what the life coach has to say!

Good luck with the first Xmas party of the your house! ;-)


Laura Belle said...

I'm super excited about the life coach thing. I don't know, it just sounds like exactly what you need. YEAH!

Kristin50 said...

I am excited for you about this Life Coach person! Keep us updated on how that goes.

Also, miss you :)

Beth Ann said...

I can't wait to hear more about his study. That sounds very interesting!!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Oh my - that sounds sooo intriguing. I'm sorry you're feeling funky but I suppose it's always better than smelling funky right?'re gonna be okay...I know it.

Stephanie said...

A lot of people are in the funk now, so you're not the lone ranger. :) Please keep us updated on the life coach and how that goes. We all want is to have a Happy, Healthy Tessie Rose!

Andrea said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husband's grandmother.