Thursday, December 26, 2013
Christmas is a hard time of year for me since my husband passed away 8 years ago. I was looking forward to this Christmas because my daughter and her husband and daughter were planning to be here. They haven't been home for Christmas in 7 years. I was excited! The evening before they were to come ( they live about 450 miles away) they called to say that my Son in law's fathers cousin had died and they decided to spend the holidays with his family instead. I've had a hard time dealing with this especially sincemy daughter wasn't supportive after my surgery a month ago. Now however, its time to adjust to reality and 'get over it' I have much to be thankful for: my son, his wife and sons live nearby and are super to me, my daughter in laws family helps me out too and always invites me to join in their family gatherings. I have many supportive friends too.
At this point, I really don't need anyone's sympathy. Lots of families have problems and mine certainly aren't bad in comparison to some I hear about. What I would like from my spark friends is a good old kick in the butt, to not let this derail my hard work in losing 70 pounds! I've only gained 2 pounds this holiday season so the damage is minimal, but I need to be back 'on track' NOW. I don't 'deserve' some chocolate or wine because my family doesn't resemble a Norman Rockwell painting! I'd really like any advice you have to help me think of a healthy lifestyle as what I 'deserve' and to not look to food for comfort. After all, once its passed my mouth, the enjoyment is gone!