Thursday, February 9, 2012


Weight:-  7.30 am  -   - 104 kg

Start weight check was 114.5 kg/251 lbs. 

Official weight loss for January is 10.5 kg/23 lbs.

Next weigh-in March 1st.

As I continue to launder Mum's clothes ready to give away I have been thinking about what I wrote yesterday. I am so enjoying being able to do this. Somehow handling Mum's things is giving me pleasure. Maybe it's sweet memories, maybe it's because I know Mum would be happy I am doing it. I know this, that there are only two other people I would allow to sort Mum's clothes, my daughter and my sister. The same could be said of all her possessions but because some are quite valuable and we are not the executors of her estate it might become tricky. Really they need to trust us but I'm not sure this is possible for everyone. Meantime I will continue what I'm doing. I was thinking that Mum needed to appoint someone as custodian of her personal effects as well as having an executor. then there would have been no question about her desires. I wonder if that's possible. Something for us to think about when we re-do our wills.

Large families can get in knots and we have 3 siblings and 3 grandchildren directly affected. The 3 grandchildren are my brother's family. My brother died more than 30 years ago so we need to be sensitive to their desire to see fairness.

We all know this day is coming but the reality can be quite tricky to manage. I'm not sure that it's possible to have this distribution of personal items completely fool-proofed. It makes me sad to sense the distrust when most of us only want a few memories to treasure. I don't want to talk about this too much but it's far from over and the process will effect me. All I can hope is I don't get myself upset.

Breakfast:-  Berry Smoothie. Strawberry tea. water

Snack 1:-  Strawberry tea. 

Lunch:-   Sautéed onion in butter with left overs tossed in - potato, carrot, cabbage, salami, camembert. tea

Snack 2:-    Diet Bundaberg ginger beer.

Dinner:-  Pork chop with apple, coleslaw, mushrooms. Fruit salad of strawberry, mango and banana with créme fraiche  
Strawberry tea

Snack 3:-  Camomile tea.  crackers and sundried tomato dip/spread.

Drinking:-  Water x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 4

Diet ginger beer x 1

Daily Goal:-  1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Exercise:-  15 minutes walk *yes*

Had a good walk, 2.4km/1.5miles with lots of add ons. Stooping to collect shells and bag them. Weighting my shoes with sea water and sand when a small wave caught me out. Carrying home a heavy bag of shells, about 5 kg/11 lbs.

5 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reporting Back ..........

How I did I do?

I'm tired now and off to bed when I've finished this.

I completed washing and drying the things I'd brought home and returned them to Mum's house. Had dinner with Jane and sorted all except 2 large and 2 small drawers. Sorted is a bit of an exaggeration. I emptied drawers and brought them home to sort when we get back from Christchurch in 2 weeks.

Not sure whether I can manage a morning walk tomorrow as I still have to pack and we leave just after 10 am. Depends how early I wake up and how I feel.

I'm waffling so this is the end.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it interesting how similar our lives can be, even while being wildly different!

    I'm thinking of similar feelings that came up when my Dad died last year. This thing about personal possessions, inheritances, money, and just "things"... gets so complicated.

    But you said it well, most of us just want a little memento for the memories attached. Well, except for those that want money... sigh. Oh well, human nature and all that, ya know?

    I have to do just like you! Each time the feelings rise about it, I have to CHOOSE not to go there. To let it go, to turn it over to God.

    I was glad to read you were feeling sweet memories while doing the sorting. :-)