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Last week & this week balanced out, plus a non-diet related issue

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The scale shows I lost 2.6 lbs this week. Yay me!! Last week, I had a sudden gain of something like 2 lbs in 2 days, so I suspect some of this week's weight loss can be attributed to losing last weeks water weight. Either way, loss is loss and I'm thrilled!

I must admit that I'm wishing all this would go faster. It may be time to throw in a little exercise. I just don't know if my knees can take it or how to consistently find the time in my crazy, wacked out schedule.

Not diet related, something has been weighing on my mind far heavier than my obesity. I've been a stay-at-home mom for all but maybe a year total of my 15 year marriage. I don't see my husband and I staying together long after the kids no longer need me, so I will be looking for a job. Our youngest turns 10 this summer, so I figure another 8 years or so will be necessary. That'll make me in my early 50s. How crazy is it to step out into the work world as a newbie at that age? And what about retirement? Obviously, I make nothing as a sahm and won't have any sort of fund set up. I'm wondering if I need to start thinking about some career moves now. Yet, my 4 kids need so much from me right now, including the younger 2 and their homeschooling, that I'm not sure how to go about that. This issue is definitely weighing heavy on my mind right now and I would love to hear other people's thoughts on this.

Well, have a healthy week, y'all!!
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TNM2013 2/23/2014 5:25PM

  Thanks, WORKNPROGRESS49! :)

NEWJEANSDAY, I would love to take up swimming, but my community doesn't have a year-round pool. I wish! And I've been having knee problems, so am a bit scared to walk. But I also wonder if I have knee problems because they are week and maybe I need to start walking to make them stronger. Hmmm ... Sounds like a chat with my doctor needs to happen!

I've thought about tutoring kids, but to be honest, I am a bit burned out on kids. I grew up in a daycare (literally, since my mother ran a very large daycare out of our home), did daycares out of my home several times in my adult life, worked hard in Children's Ministry for lots of years, and then there's the having four kids of my own that I homeschool. I think I'd like a change of scene. But, it's what I have experience in and is probably something I should consider. Thank you for giving me your thoughts and encouraging words!!!! :)

Julie

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NEWJEANSDAY 2/23/2014 2:47PM

    If you're home schooling your children you can do something similar and get paid for it can't you? Look on your looking after your kids as a career and you'll be having a career change - lots of people do - at all ages.

Walking is good exercise - or swimming if your knees are bad.

Hope that helps. Have a good week. Well done on the weight loss. Any loss is always a good loss but I found that water and exercise really help shift it quick.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/23/2014 11:19AM

    emoticon on your weigh in!!!
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