Monday, January 20, 2014
I'm down another pound this week and am having no problem staying On Point with Weight Watchers. Goodbye fat! One more pound to go before I reach my before-Christmas hiatus weight. Funny, I took two weeks off of dieting for the holidays and it's going to take 3 weeks to get back on track! I must say, though, it was worth it. Maybe not to everybody, but to me it was. I'll gladly handle the holidays the same way this year.
I did much better making my magic soup this week. It wasn't pulverized and I had all the veggies chopped way faster. I do believe I'm going to get lots of use out of my new food processor!
Off the topic of weight loss, I do hope this is an easier week in general. Last week was tough. Parenting was tough, teaching was tough, and just being a responsible adult was a challenge considering the things I had to deal with this week.
I have a daughter who is intolerant to soy, corn, peanuts, and gluten (Celiac Disease). She's been horribly ill for the last couple of years as we've discovered this plus a kidney issue she needed surgery for. I cannot stress how hard it is to avoid soy and corn. Peanuts and gluten aren't easy, but soy and corn are hidden in so many things you'd never, ever suspect had them in them! Bless her, she's not dealt well mentally with this new lifestyle of being so restricted in food choices. Over the holiday break, she went to pulling out her eyebrow hairs. Then she started in on her eyelashes. She has absolutely no eyebrows right now and I'm hoping we'll stop this in time to save her eyelashes. I've got an appointment for her to start therapy Wednesday. It's so frustrating not knowing what to do about this! I know she's frustrated and angry, but giving in to her means letting her get sick. She knows this and tries her best not to get down, but every grocery shopping trip is torture for us both. What's so ironic is, of all four of my kids, this girl is the one that is the most rebellious when things don't go her way. Probably any of my other three coming down with these issues would have been easier than this one.
Then there's my son. He has ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. School is such a struggle. What he "gets" one day, he totally forgets the next. Progress is slow and it can make for some long days.
Oh, and one of our much beloved dogs has come down with a cough that really has me worried. It's not a wet cough and she has no other symptoms but the cough. We'd switched from straw and/or hay in our dogs' pens this winter in favor of cedar chips. We wondered if that was it and swept them all out of her area. It did seem to help the cough, but it still hasn't gone away. I need to find the money for a vet visit, but I just don't know how. My oldest son is in college and needed textbooks this week and we are still recovering financially from the time my husband took off the road to be with us for the holidays. We've also got to save some money for a trip my oldest daughter is supposed to take with Future Farmers of America. So many financial responsibilities and not enough money to go around! I guess that's living paycheck to paycheck for you.
I know it will all work out somehow. It always does. I just wish this next week would give us a bit of a break while I work out some of these problems and catch my breath.
Have a great week, y'all!