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Life Changing Events

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

As I sit here and think of what's been going on in my life it totally affects my health. I've noticed I been an emotional eater. I gained more weight, etc...I had been caring through foster kinship my little cousin, she's 6. Next step is to adopt and of course the mother isn't happy. It's been a roller coaster and I sometimes feel alone, that's probably where my eating comes in. I recently came back to spark to voice my thoughts and work on my program to again a healthier me! I know I'm not the only one who goes through things but you feel alone...Our family has changed a lot.

Solutions? hum starting w/ 10 minutes of exercise again. start with healthier choices for lunch at work. And talk to others, develop a network that will help me with positive people...And log into spark everyday looking for positive articles :)

That's a start don't y think? Any other suggestions? Thank you in advance....
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  • v MONICASSPARK
    Thank you for all your great responses. I've been really emotional lately because a father came forward just when parent termination is on Sept 16. This all has been a nightmare it feels like. My husband is throwing up his hands wanted to forget this roller coaster, more stress added. I just pray things are done with soon. Some of my family think adoption is a bad idea with all the issues we've had with her.And how she affected our 4 year old son's life and older children and us. Things have been very hard, very hard to deal with. I sometimes had second thoughts with all our family struggles regarding this life change. I hear she would've been better of with the other family. Things are so hard....
    Again thank you

    628 days ago
  • v MIMULUSBUG
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    You are on the right track!!!

    I hope this summer has not been too rough or discouraging. But if things get a bit troubling you might consider posting a blog about it. Sometime just posting the question like How do you deal with ___ (fill in the blank) you will be amazed at the thoughtful and helpful comments that come your way.

    A FEW QUOTES:

    No matter how slowly you go it's faster than doing nothing will take you.

    If nothing changes, nothing changes.

    This one is the only moment you'll ever have, use it wisely.

    A winner is just a loser that got up one more time!

    Never, never, never give up.

    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" ----Dr. Seuss
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    628 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/9/2014 4:45:06 PM
  • v GOLFGMA
    You are doing the right thing in setting up a support group here on SP and at work. Adopting a 6 yr old is a big step, but beautiful and responsible if the child was needing a healthier home. KATEJM mentioned praying for guidance and I think this is key in all of life's changes and challenges. emoticon
    727 days ago
  • v KATELJM
    Monica, when all four parents of DH and me went into decline at the same time, there were many days when I prayed for guidance, so I at least wouldn't make matters worse! The payoff for me was that I learned that I had actually matured; I had actually learned some healthy coping strategies along the way. I also learned to forgive; I realized we had all screwed up at one time or another and grace is awesome! Know that you are not alone; many others have faced challenges and are there to support you.
    727 days ago
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