Ruhu's Journal, 10 February 2014

Transition Sunday was a success, so I write this Monday journal feeling great, even though I got little sleep last night. DH Was tossing, turning, sighing, farting!, etc. so eventually I got up & went into the guest room… of course, when I can't sleep, I go into the guest room to not keep him awake. So, now when he can't sleep I guess I have to as well! Believe me next time I will again, just much sooner than I did last night so hopefully I'll get more than a few hours. (End of rant!) Fitbit tracked me awake 7 times (more on that later). Luckily, I have a low-key day today, have already been to my workout & have some errands & my appt with the therapist this afternoon, so time for a nap or naps if needed. The important thing though, is that yesterday, even with its overshadowing of sadness (more on that below too), I started re-wiring that part of my brain that wants to overeat/binge on weekends & Sunday nights especially as I transition to Monday and the routine and time to do the things I truly love.

We did have some very sad news though yesterday. I'm not sure if/how much I've spoken here about our friend & past neighbor who passed away from ALS about 1 1/2 years ago. It's a long story, but we were very close to their family when they lived in our neighborhood (they have boys the same age as mine & my oldest in particular & their son were best friends). He then cheated on her, we had a falling out with him, they divorced, moved & we lost touch with him for a couple of years. Just as we accepted his new life & were re-uniting, he was diagnosed with ALS. Through his illness, we became very close again (he did a lot of soul searching, apologizing, etc.) and close again to his parents. They have come to visit & stayed with us twice since his passing, one of which to be here when his ashes were spread at a favorite mountain biking spot of the guys. Anyway, his brother was killed in a helicopter accident Sat night. I am so saddened for his parents & entire family -- they've been through so much already. Life seems so unfair sometimes - how much can 1 family bear! It again also makes me realize how fortunate I am & how important it is to live each moment to the fullest.

It seems so insignificant in comparison, but as to my new FitBit, I'm still figuring it out, hence no news here yet. I somehow uninstalled the program on my computer so it wasn't syncing, and didn't have the sleep function set up right, but should have more news from it soon.

I've been & will be praying for our poor friend & his family, so in his memory, I begin my day in prayer --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

And on this one day, and through each one meal, moment, bite, thought & emotion, I'll pray, breathe, log, journal & express my way. I'm so very grateful today to be alive and so fortunate in so very many ways, to have each of Glorious you in my life, my family & IRL friends, only 2 inches of new snow, brilliant sunshine on this cold day, and having the health & wealth to live this life I love. xoxox

Diet Calendar Entries for 10 February 2014:
1275 kcal Fat: 45.52g | Prot: 104.82g | Carb: 136.02g.   Breakfast: Lactaid 100% Lactose Free Fat Free Milk, Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water, Spectrum Naturals Organic Coconut Oil, Primal Nutrition Primal Fuel - Vanilla Coconut Creme. Lunch: Primal Nutrition Primal Fuel - Chocolate Coconut, Lactaid 100% Lactose Free Fat Free Milk. Dinner: Cantaloupe, Lactaid Cottage Cheese, TGI Friday's Roasted Vegetable Medley. Snacks/Other: Ralphs Whole Raw Almonds, Evolve Greek Kefir, Trader Joe's Fresh Vegetable Tray, Wholly Guacamole 100 Calorie Snack Pack. more...
1756 kcal Activities & Exercise: Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 1 hour, Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours. more...
on diet Ruhu's own diet  

Others losses sure makes you appreciate your lot in life.... 
10 Feb 14 by member: triaby
Glad to hear you got through Sunday successfully, sorry to hear about your friends. Life can be unfair for sure, it doesn't make sense. I know it makes me more grateful for my life when I hear stories of these things. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight. :)  
10 Feb 14 by member: newmooney
So sorry to hear your sad news. When I hear stories like that I really do appreciate how lucky I am to have a healthy family. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight. 
10 Feb 14 by member: SJacqueline
Congratulations you on a smooth Sunday transition and your life is every bit as important as others so don't downplay the significance or insignificance of the things going on with you. Just love, be patient and let the universe sort the rest out.  
10 Feb 14 by member: FullaBella
Such sad news is not fair. I pray for the healing of the family and friends close to the young man. Life is so fragile...too sad. 
10 Feb 14 by member: ChicaLean


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