Besides all of those obvious distractions, my youngest daughter (the mother of my two grandbabies) broke up with her husband again. This time for good, they are getting a divorce. She moved to a different city because that was the only place she could find a job. The new city is about 4 hours closer to us, so I am pleased with that. I hate being so far from my grandbabies.
My other daughter recently decided that they too were moving. Her husband put in a request to transfer to another city (where they use to live while in college) if a position came open in the next year. He did not expect to be offered a position for quite a while, but they just happen to have one opening up in 2 weeks...so they took it. This meant that my son-in-law would be moving to the new city (a five hour drive away) and my daughter had to stay in the old city to finish out her contract as a 2nd Grade Teacher. They put their house on the market and are hoping for a quick sale so they can buy a new home in the new city. While all of this excitement was going on, my daughters doctor discovered a large lump in her lymph glands in her neck that worried her. She ran several tests including an expensive PET Scan but the results were inconclusive so she decided to take my daughter in to surgery to remove the lump and biopsy it.
So last week we drove down to their home in SE Arizona. My daughter finished her last day of school, then she and I drove to Prescott, AZ where she had a job interview, then we drove to Tucson, AZ and checked in to a motel. The next morning she went in to surgery to have the lump(s) removed. Happily, the doctor said they looked completely benign to her, and she was sending them to biopsy, however she did not expect the results to show anything negative. So now my daughter and son-in-law can get on with their new start in a new city. Keeping my fingers crossed that the job interview goes as well as the surgery. They should have given her brownie points for driving 5 hours to make the interview, then another 4 hours to get surgery the next morning.
Personally...my 'Grandmas Getting Fit' has been sort of put on the back burner while I have been dealing with all of these other events lately. The hormones that I am now taking for my peri-menopause has been working out wonderfully, although it seems to have one unfortunate side effect...weight gain! But I can deal with that as my only side effect. The positive results from starting hormone therapy has been unbelievable...I mean that quite literally. When I tell my women friends about the changes, the response is a mix between envy and disbelief, although they are all very happy for me. My husband has been so pleased ;) with the results that he has been bragging that his wife 'wears the patch' and he can't stop smiling. His friends are now envious of him, lol.
So now that life is calming down again, my head is clear, and my hormones are in check, I think it is time to get back to getting fit. I have been considering joining Weight Watchers. I've heard great things about the new Points Plus Plan and that the online plan has great smartphone apps that really help keep you on track when you are on the go. I did weight watchers many, many years ago and lost 29 lbs. It was the meeting plan and so much as changed since then that I am sure it is not even the same plan these days.
I would love some feedback about the new Weight Watchers Points Plus Plan if you have used it. Does it seem like a healthy plan? Do you feel satisfied after a meal or at the end of the day? How has your weight loss been? Pro's, con's, thoughts? I would love to hear from you.
I would like to close this post of random thoughts and updates with this picture that I recently took of my grandkids. We were down in SE Arizona and it was of course, very warm. We had been playing at the park and the sun was beginning to take a toll on me and the grandkids. My grandson wanted to "go in the tunnel", so we joined him and discovered it was a cool place to just rest and hang out together.
|Sometimes we need to just be...|
"Sometimes we need to just be", I am going to be reminded of this every time I look at this photo.