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Getting ready to move is making me careless.

Friday, September 21, 2012

I've been packing quite a bit of my stuff in order to be ready for my big move to Washington. I just feel like I've been doing all of this on my own. My dad has brought home boxes for me to use, and my mom has a helped minimally. I know that it is hard on them to see their baby leave the nest, but it's something that I've wanted to do all my life. Ever since I was a little girl I would tell my mom that I was going to move out of Indiana. I was going to live in this country, that state, or the big city over there. I guess she never thought that the day would come when I actually made the decision to move away. Anyways, enough about that. The real reason for this post is to admit that I've gone way off track. I've eaten junk food, and not just a little but a lot. I keep thinking that it's easier to eat when I've been so busy. I didn't prepare for all of this, but I'm hoping that once I settle in to the new place I will get back to a healthier lifestyle. I guess I need a little Jillian Michaels in my head to yell at me when I do something wrong, but also to praise me for my good work.
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TRUEREINVENTED 9/25/2012 7:39AM

    The eating is also perhaps about the anxiety of the move? While its exciting and full of adventure--there has to be some anxiety and nervousness there too, of course.
Eating helps us deal with stuff--thats the long and short of it. Give yourself a break--choose healthy choices whenever you can so the damage is minimal and keep in mind that if you eat properly you can handle the stress so much better. Eating poorly for ME really slows me down--all I want to do is eat then!
And in regards to your parents--my baby girl is 16 too--and she will be going in a few years--YEE HAW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I can start living a life that I want to live--being there for her of course--but not in the same way.
There are always two sides to every coin....:) and unfortunately things are hardly ever black and white--very very many shades of grey....

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LITTLEBO 9/24/2012 9:59PM

    We are here for you.... I am constantly regrouping in my quest for a healthy lifestyle....you can regroup, too!!!!!!!!
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FENWAYGIRL18 9/21/2012 6:17PM

    You have to understand one day your this new little baby that your parents brought home, then you start talking about your dreams in life and although they want you to be all you can be they knew one day it would take you from them.
I'm sure it's very difficult for her to sit there and help you pack knowing your leaving shortly, I know I'd be in tears inside it would be killing me and she probably doesn't want to face the reality that is coming soon.
I think in a way your nervous yourself by eating what your eating also, this is going to be a huge adjustment not only for you , but the two people that love you most in this world.
My son just turned 16 yrs old and I know I probably only have him for another 2 yrs, he's not gonna need mommy and daddy anymore and what is really difficult is he's an only child and if your an only child it's gonna hit them even harder!
Understand they are doing what they can with a very heavy heart and you need to understand this as one day you'll be a parent and know that there is no love greater then the love parents have for their children....
It's a love you'll never understand till you have your own! I'm sure it's killing your dad inside to get those boxes for you knowing that they are being used to pack up his little girls things.
Cut them some slack they love you and it's hard for them to deal with this, they r giving u as much help as their heart will allow for now...
You should have a heart to heart talk with them, they feel as if they are losing their little girl and I'm sure it's tugging at their hearts!
The are doing what they can out of love just remember that, we get so use to our kids in our lives, sure it can be difficult at times arguments... all kids go through stages, well so do parents especially when we realize the age is coming where our little ones r going to be flying out of the nest!
Make sure you make time for them, don't be so busy in your life that you set them aside , THEY ARE GONNA MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SPEAKING FROM A MOM THAT LOVES HER SON TO PIECES AND WILL PROBABLY BE IN YOUR MOMS SHOES IN A FEW YEARS! emoticon

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