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Slowly learning that family tensions don't equal chocolate

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Handling family dynamics is just stressful. My grandmother is in a nursing home with dementia and some other issues, but the true stress is in managing my mom and aunt through this process as they struggle with their mother's decline. Just made it through a very tough lunch with them to call out the tough issues. As tempted as I was to drive through and get a big ol' chocolate shake on the way back from it, I didn't. So - if nothing else comes from today's attempted intervention, at least I have gotten to a place where I don't immediately turn to chocolate to numb things. Don't get me wrong - I still WANT the chocolate, but I know better than to give into it & know it wouldn't solve it anyway.

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IRISHF 4/23/2014 11:31PM

    Yes! :) I totally understand, and thank you for your supportive comment on my blog about stress eating over family dynamics.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/23/2014 5:08PM

    Well done!

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DIGIT00 4/23/2014 2:36PM

  Good job on not giving in.. though I think I might have went for a candy emoticon

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SUZIPAM1 4/23/2014 2:22PM

    oh my this struck a cord with me - my mother is cold, my sisters hateful and my dad not interested with no grandparents to talk too - and the sorry thing is that they are all thin - me i ate my pain away and ballooned to a huge and hiding woman - but I moved away made my own way and slowly i have put it together enough to lose the weight and it is such a relief - i pray this happens for you too - you are too good to be weighed up in chocolate

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TIME4MJ 4/23/2014 2:20PM

    Good for you! Learning to recognize stress eating habits is a wonderful step toward changing them. Stay strong and know that at least one more spark person will be praying for you and your family.


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