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3/6/12 12:40 P

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Woo Hooo... congrats on that little girl of yours!!

Our second was one of those kinds of surprises. Our oldest took 4 1/2 years to get pregnant with, we were resigned to only having the 1 since 4 1/2 years later we were back into the same struggle. I quit working to stay home for 7 months till the oldest started school, and boom 2 months later there was another on the way, 3 months after she was born yet another was on the way..lol #4 came just as our "cut off" hit (we wanted to be done by 32 or when we had 4 kids.. both happened at the same time).

It's so unfortunate about your FIL. He and your MIL are very lucky to have a support system. I can't even imagine the strain it puts on your home life. Don't be afraid to set limits on what you can do.. maybe say that you can commit one day a week to helping your inlaws and one day to helping your grand parent inlaws, or even I can give you guys X number of hours a day or week and have them help you find a balance.

Same with your daughter's school.

With all you keep up with now, I'm sure you can make great strides in your journey to take care of you.

Ok done roaming around and the natives are restless here so off to play the Wii then rearrange a kids bedroom. Should be fun!

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GORACHELGO Posts: 12
3/6/12 12:28 P

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I quit my job 7 years ago due to health issues and was told I would never have any children. Shortly after that I got pregnant! It was a high risk pregnancy the entire time seeing the doctor at least once a week. I had to have an emergency c-section at 28 weeks. We were told she would not make it...but our 1lb. 6oz. little girl had other plans!! My life was then on devoted to her every need!!! She is now a happy healthy 6 year old. Life slowed down with Kayla but then two summers ago (day before fathers day) my father in law had a massive stroke. He was life flighted to Pittsburgh. He is back home but has no function on the right side of his body and speak very little. He has to have 24/7 care. Both my husband and I help my mother in law take care of him. We also help take care of my husbands grandparents. I clean, grocery shop and take them to doctors apt. I also do PTO and grade mom at my little girl's school. It is all becoming to much and realizing I can't do it all! I hate saying no but know I have to in order to put myself first. I will not be a help to anyone if I'm down and out.

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3/6/12 11:48 A

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Ahhhh yeah, it's really hard to remember to put you first sometimes!! I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 kids, I have been homschooling for 6 years now, and a stay at home mom for 8 years. I have devoted everything I have to the family for those 8 years. It's really really hard to break that streak, but I keep telling myself even though I have been giving everything I have to them for 8 years, what I give to them has become less and less as I have gotten fatter and fatter.

Today, 2 weeks into this journey, I'm getting ready to go play on the Wii with the kids... normally I would say you guys play and I will do something else. So even already I'm seeing the benefits of my hard work.

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3/6/12 9:46 A

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Hello and Welcome!!

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
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GORACHELGO Posts: 12
3/5/12 2:51 P

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Thank you for your kind words! I know I have to put in the hard work! I am learning that to put in that hard work I need to start putting me first sometimes. I did receive a miracle though...God leading me to this web site where there are tools and people to help me through this journey in my life :)

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3/5/12 8:32 A

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This place is amazing, even if it is a little overwhelming at first! Stick around and read read read. I get angry with myself for just sitting here reading when I should be up moving, then I realize if I'm sitting here reading someting without a snack in my hand, I'm on the right path.. at least a little. I'm pretty new here, but am finding it an important part of the journey I'm on.

Welcome :)

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3/4/12 11:31 P

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3/4/12 10:03 P

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You're in the right place. Work hard, don't expect miracles and before you know it you'll have more energy for your family and set a great example for your daughter!

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3/4/12 9:34 P

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I am be 32 years old and obese! I hate the way that sounds! I am SO ready to change my life around and feel good both physically and mentally. I have an amazing husband and daughter and want to live a long healthy life with them. I have tried and tried to lose the weight but I never follow through. Realizing my birthday is coming up this month I got so mad at myself for still being at this weight! Not having the money to get a personal trainer let alone a gym membership I started searching the web...and found spark people! I pray that God has directed me here.

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