Still hanging in there ...

Monday, August 20, 2012

I haven't been blogging much lately. Have been having some MAJOR issues here at home with my 26 year old son and his new girlfriend, who he moved into OUR apartment along with her 22 month and 4 month old children! They have absolutely NO respect for me or my belongings! It's time that my son gets his own place. Period. So, my 21 year old daughter and I are looking for an apartment closer to work for the 2 of us. I love my son to death, but my daughter is SO much more mature than he is. Hard finding a decent apartment at a decent cost with my little cat in tow. But, it'll work out.

On the other hand, the scale is still moving in the right direction. Normally in a situation like I'm in right now, I would have turned to food for comfort. But, I've been able to hold it together. That breakdown I had the end of June was just what I needed to get my crap together. LOL

The scale has been moving extremely slow, unfortunately ... I'd lose a few, gain a few, lose a few more, gain a few. Week by week I'd show just a few tenths of a change, which was becoming frustrating. However, I think I've discovered the problem ... I'm not eating enough! Seems the days I eat a little more, I lose more. I've been trying to stay on the lower side of the allowable calories for each day, but I think my body needs to consume on the higher side. So, that's what I'm trying to do. And, for now, it seems to be working.

Went last Friday for my yearly doctor check-up, with all the bloodwork, etc. My doctor was very impressed at my numbers! The only issue right now seems to be a Vitamin D and calcium supplement. But, she's very happy with my progress. And, actually, so am I.

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    Not eating enough of the right foods will, as I found out, keep you stuck. I'm glad that you had this realization and that you'll be moving (both your weight and to a new apartment) in the right direction! My prayers are for you that you'll find the right place, and for your son and his girlfriend too.

    2008 days ago
    Hanging in there is way, way better than letting go! It is the persistance in getting through the tough times that allows us to really make hay when the sun shines (sounds trite, but I think it is true). Good for you not to turn to food when you are stressed by family issues--I know it is (was) my favorite way of coping.

    Sounds like your body likes you to shake it up a little -- re the calories. Have you gotten out on that bike you like to ride?? I do that once or twice a week and it feels great -- air blowing in my face, almost like it is blowing away all my worries.

    Take care!
    2009 days ago
    Oh geeze... Good luck with your son. It can be so challenging dealing with family dynamics sometimes.
    2009 days ago
    way to go and good luck with your son
    2009 days ago
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