Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tough Tuesday

I have my Fitbit on today. I wrote myself a note on my white board Got Fitbit? to help me remember. Had a good night last night. I had chicken tacos for dinner from La Paloma. I ended up reading 6 chapters of The Help on my Kindle. I am so happy I bought the Kindle. So easy to read and lightweight. That is what sold me really was the fact it is so light.

My mom is 77 and has Macular Degeneration and cataracts. The Macular Degeneration is rather aggressive in one of her eyes and she went to the eye doctor yesterday. He confirmed that she will no longer be able to renew her drivers license due to her vision problems. This is a MAJOR blow for her. She will be able to drive until her birthday which is June 30th. She is not physically able to get to a bus stop or ride local transit.  They do have a program for Seniors called Outreach that she can use for trips to the grocery store, pharmacy, doctors appts. etc. I of  course will pitch in where I can but I work full time. Dave could help her too so we have options but it is going to be tough on her.

My plan is to go to the gym tonight after work. I have my gym bag packed and ready to go. There is NO EXCUSE not to go. I just need to pick which location to go to. I am planning on doing cardio and may even try the elliptical machine. Wish me luck! Until next time...


  1. Katie, I love the book the help, it's a great read. I'm currently readig Ozzy Osournes biography lol...but it's quite good!

    I'm sorry about your mom. My mom is even older at 82 and she has not been doing well since her fall at Christmas. We have a wonderful lady who was taking care of her all day and 2 weeks ago my mom tripped at night and hit her face and broke 3 bones. OMG, it was horrific. My poor mom. She is no longer alone. Pretty much w/in home 24hr care now. It's really hard. hang in there.

  2. Once I get my FitBit my next goal purchase is some kind of digital reader, I've been reading on my iPhone which is great, but the screen is so tiny!!

  3. It must be so hard to lose your independence like that, but it really is for everyone's safety. I have a friend with MD who still occasionally drives a few blocks and I fear for her and everyone in her path. This is the best thing, and she (and you) will adjust.

    Now - glad you're enjoying the Kindle. I, too, have thought that the lightweight aspect of it would be wonderful, and hardback books hurt my wrists sometimes! Oh, and The Help is an awesome book. :)

  4. I too am sorry to hear about your mom. I hope your evening went well at the gym.

  5. My mum has Macular Degeneration and had a cateract operation that didn't go well at all. It must be so hard when you have had your licence and now not allowed to drive. My mum has never had her licence and since Dad died she has been living with us. They loose their independence and it must be really hard for them for sure. But also it is hard for us as daughters to see it all happen.

    I love reading your blog you are an inspiration. Keep up the great work.


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