If I have said that once, I've said it a thousand times the last couple of days.
It's amazing how an uncle who is a good two hours away can feel like he is right next to you.
Uncle Bob is my favorite uncle on my mother's side - he's the only uncle on my mother's side, but if not, I'm sure he would still be my favorite! :-)
He has faithfully read my blog for some time now - telling me that it is the only blog he ever reads.
Not only has this made me feel very loved, but I feel guilty if I don't post for say like, ummm, eight days like I managed to do last week.
But now I think of him for a new reason.
We can relate in having to gain weight.
Last night I looked balefully at a glass that held a 1/4 cup of nuts.
They were what was remaining of my cup and a half for the day.
May I just say that currently nuts are the bane of my existence?
I used to love nuts.
A few walnuts were an absolute treat.
If I never see another nut after I put on this weight it will be too soon.
But... a cup and a half of nuts or seeds has 1060 calories in it.
That is a whoppin' amount, and I need whoppin' amounts.
So..... I eyed, and eyed, and eyed those remaining nuts.
Repeating in my head, "If he can do it, I can do it. If he can do it, I can do it."
I thought of my uncle, sick, skinny (He was 15 and 98 pounds - I got straightened out on the facts today) in a hospital bed, forced to wake up and eat every two hours.
I don't have to be awakened to eat at night. I just had to get these nuts down.
Somehow they disappeared and those calories hopefully are turning into fat cells.
Now I have two new sayings. "If he can do it, I can do it," and "With God all things are possible."
Three thousand calories today.
My mom is a drill sergeant, which is exactly what I need.
Give me a month and I'll be almost as good as new. :-)
Thanks, Uncle Bob, for being an encouragement to me.
Thanks everyone for praying - I'm still enjoying my chocolate milk and so far so good! (It almost, almost not quite, makes up for the nuts)