Last August, I sent my daughter (and best friend) away to college in a neighboring state AND my adult son moved out just a few weeks later. I went from Full House to Empty Nest in much too short a time. While my daughter flourished at school, and Skype keeps us in touch almost every day, it was ME that gained the Freshman 15 (and believe me, I didn't have any room for them)! I fell into a minor depression and really let food be my friend (with friends like these...)
I'm really excited to have taken the step to start back up here at SP & to put a lock on these emotional eating triggers. My husband and I started our family very young & I'm excited for the chance to rediscover each other!
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -Hippocrates
"The mind is everything. What you think, you become." -Buddha
"If you always do what you've always done you'll always get what you've always got." -Henry Ford
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I'm 46, and have a 20 and 22 year old (girls) who are (mostly) independent. Youngest is buying her first home, oldest is married and graduating college this year. So I am really an empty nester! With the freedom that brings, you'd think I would be taking care of myself but I have gained 20 pounds in 3.5 years and feel my weight is getting away from me. I come from a llong line of obesity, so NOW IS THE TIME for me to take action.
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