Friday, September 30, 2011

Moving on!

Good morning everyone. It's been a hectic week...what else is new, right? My son left early this morning for his new life in New York. He moves into his apartment this morning. We are headed up tomorrow morning with our car loaded to the max, to help him get settled in. It has been a week of shopping, organizing, packing, and more packing. It's just an efficiency apartment, but when you are starting from scratch, you need everything from shower curtains, to salt and pepper shakers! It's been exhausting, fun, and expensive to say the least. I wish I could have been up there today to help him start to move in, but too much to finish up around here. It will be a full day tomorrow unpacking and getting his little place in order. He is so excited, and as a mother,watching him plan for his future really tugs at the heartstrings. Of course he is planning to come back next weekend with his friends to get some more things. He asked me to keep the pool open a week longer so that they can use the hot tub! Some things never change. As you can see from the photos I took this morning, we are packed to the roof. His SUV looks the same. It won't be easy navigating around Manhattan with only my side view mirrors!

Back view
Left side

Right side

I have done pretty well with my eating this week, in spite of all the craziness. Following the fast track pretty much through the day, but have had some coconut bread with breakfast and for a snack. That really satisfies me and fills me up. Jumped on the scale this morning and it was down a bit, even though it's not official weigh in day. I just want to see I'm headed back in the right direction. Many thanks to all of you for the kind words, supportive comments and encouraging posts you leave. I wouldn't be able to do this without all of you, and I mean that sincerely! Hugs to all of you!
Until next time!

Thought for the day: The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." ~ Denis Waitley


  1. When I first saw the title of your post, I was afraid you meant "Moving On" from BFC. So happy it's just helping your son move!! Hugs to you too!!

  2. Pattie!! I cannot even imagine my boys moving away and to a big city. God I almost cried reading this :( Those are big changes for your whole family. Be strong, we love you! XoXo Amber

  3. I'm another one that almost got teary eyed thinking about sons moving on with their lives! I think a couple of my sons are close in age to yours and although they are supposed to get good jobs, great apartments and start their own lives its still a bit hard on us poor moms! At least N.Y is not that far away! Driving in Manhattan is already hard - I have no idea how you're going to do it stuffed full like that!! Sounds like you are doing well with the BFC this week and that's pretty good considering all that you've got going on! Good luck with EVERYTHING!!

  4. What an adventure you are all set for. I am sure your son is so ready to have a job/apartment and a wonderful new life.
    Enjoy every second of the hard work and take pictures to share! I would love to see his apartment after Mom gets done helping him set it up!
    Take good care of yourself when you get a chance to relax:)
    Good job on staying on track this week. Every day is a new day!

  5. Thank God my sons are no where NEAR that age - I will be a teary, smeary mess! And that's all I have to say about that! Hope you do well this weekend. Great job on the Fast Track so far! I'm giving myself until Monday, not quite sure why.

  6. Wow, I can't imagine helping my kid move into their 1st apartment. I cried at Toy Story 3 when the boy moved off to college. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you too.

    Your nutrition sounds great. I believe as long as we stick with our plan 95% of the time we will lose weight.

    Have a great weekend.

  7. Wow I can;t believe that you actually got all that stuff in there. I hope everything goes smoothly and he is safe. Take care :-)

  8. Patti I dont know how you got all that stuff in your car! My girls moved out awhile ago and I missed them like crazy...I dont know how I would be able to handle it if they moved far away. Glad to hear you lost a little. I started the FT today and hope I see some movement on the scale too.