HUGE life change
Friday, December 14, 2012
I did it. I was really, really brave. I knew I wanted something that would change every single molecule of my existence (and my husband's). And so with that intro...
We now have a 16-year-old foster boy living with us! OMG, right? It was like finding out you're pregnant and giving birth to a teenage boy in 5 days. Pretty much exactly like that without the physical birth part. It's by far the craziest thing I've ever done.
I know this young man - he was my CASA kid. I've had a relationship with him for almost two years. Still, changing this relationship to being a sort of parental role is a HUGE change. He's had a terrible time of it for pretty much his whole life, so navigating what he needs at this point to help him achieve the future he wants for himself is tricky. But we're making it work. And big bonus - he loves animals!
So my health...having him around has helped a lot. I was already on a good weight loss track. But now I have to prepare meals and not go out when I'm tired, be a positive role model eating-wise, and I am SUPER busy all day. Looking back at my page, I wanted to lose 60 pounds and have a family. I'm 14 pounds from that goal, and still plan to lose another 20 after I get there.
Well, what's my new goal? I already ran a few 5Ks and took in a foster youth. Stand up paddle boarding! I have a wetsuit, and I think I can fit into it now. So I want to do standup paddle boarding. Seems so...tame...