wintersmith's Journal, 09 April 2010

Well, it has been a roller coaster few days. I'm shocked that I managed, more or less, to hold to my diet. Early in the week I was putting in a lot of time at work, so long hours and I didn't stop to exercise. Nothing too extreme, but I sorely felt my lack of activity. Then, the day that our deadline came up I got a phone call that my father had had a heart attack. He's OK, and I rushed out to the hospital where he was taken to and have been there the last couple of days. Now begins the job of convincing him to stop smoking, since that was the cause of this last problem. The good news is that he is being discharged tonight, two days early. I do know how badly he wanted to go home.

So, needless to say, bad food and bad exercise all around and yet... a one pound drop. I can't explain it, and I won't try. I've made sure I ate as much as I usually do, even if that required me to have a protein shake at 11 PM. Ah well, I'll take any good from this week that I can.

Oh, and tonight my wife will be performing for her dance/exercise studio. She's really excited about it, and I'll be there cheering her on. Wish her luck!
184.0 lb Lost so far: 51.0 lb.    Still to go: 20.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entry for 09 April 2010:
2048 kcal Fat: 68.10g | Prot: 188.01g | Carb: 181.81g.   Breakfast: Mimi's Ham, Cheddar, and Broccoli Egg White Omelette, wheat bread, orange juice. Lunch: White Meat Chicken Bowl. Dinner: California Pizza Kitchen Sicilian Pizza. Snacks/Other: Smothered Crock Pot Steak, 100% Whey Pro-Amino Whey Protein Powder. more...
on diet Limited Caloric Intake   losing 1.8 lb a week


Well good luck wifey on the dance/exercise thing! Sorry to here about your father, the whole convincing thing will be the hardest. Older men are so stubborn, and if he doesn't want to quit he prob won't. Unless if that whole near death experience will save him, saved our friend -stopped cold turkey. But he was in his forties! w/ small children.  
09 Apr 10 by member: cindyshine
My thoughts are with you and your father. Taking care of him was more important than anything else. I'm glad he is going home and you are able to be with your wife. Hope you have fun at the studio cheering your wife on. 
09 Apr 10 by member: chattycathy1955
Wow I'm glad your father is doing better. Smoking is a hard habit to kick but maybe with him going to the hospital will give him the incentive to try. And of course I hope your wife does really well with her dancing. 
10 Apr 10 by member: splendidhammer
Glad to hear your father is doing well. Maybe this will be the wakeup call he needed? I'm sure you had fun watching your wife dance!  
10 Apr 10 by member: NinaV
Thanks guys! He's pretty gung-ho right now to quit smoking. My brother and I have started planning a guilt trip of "but grandchildren are in the works. We'd like them to have a grandfather..." so hopefully that will provide some impetus later when his resolve starts to flag. My wife did great, I might even have a video clip to link to later. 
11 Apr 10 by member: wintersmith


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