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Wait...I have a family!


Monday, May 13, 2013

I was looking at my sparkpage and the reasons for wanting to lose weight. One was for my "future family", as I wanted to foster a youth. But hey! We took in a 16 year old in December, and I celebrated my first Mother's Day ever! It's tricky because somewhere he has a biological mom out there - you never know what these days trigger for someone like him. But he was super into it! We all went whale watching, had lunch, and saw IronMan 3. And he and his friends wished me Happy Mother's Day on Facebook and he gave me an awesome card. Really, what could possibly have been better???

Back to the weight. I am definitely struggling through a plateau right now, but the good news is I haven't fallen off the wagon or given up, which would have been easy. It is hard because there's a lot more to do with him here, and my petsitting business which I had put on the back burner is picking up pretty fast. I am still moving forward, getting back into cardio and strength training, and tracking my food. But the best thing is I am super happy having him with us.
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WISHICOULDFLY 5/13/2013 7:04PM

    Wow! What an awesome Mother's Day for you! I am so happy that everyone is doing well with the new family dynamic. It is probably working well because you have the mindset that this likely will be a fluid arrangement and you are open to flexing as needed.

You are doing great keeping your weight off! As we all know, that is HARDER than losing! emoticon When you're ready, you'll hit it again. emoticon

Thanks for the treadmill. I am very excited. Now, if need be, I can do several shorter sessions to accommodate my Plantar Fasciitis. WHen I was going to the gym, I kept overdoing it and aggravated it so that I could not even walk anymore and had to switch to the bike and weights. I overdid THAT and ended up messing up my rotator cuff. THAT took 5+ MONTHS of physical therapy twice a week, for 1 1/2 hours each session. I really love to walk and my DREAM is to actually RUN someday.

It was great hearing from you!

P.S. How are the BUNS??? emoticon emoticon

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