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Week 8 Reflection

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Week 8!!!!! What happened to 4-7? Wow this challenge has gone by so fast. My goals for this summer changed dramatically from losing 2 pounds a week to trying to keep from gaining 2 pounds a week. I have had an unbelievable amount of stress this summer. It seems like the minute this challenge started my life blew up into overdrive. We are short handed at work so I am doing everyone's job but my own, but still expected to get mine done. My DD and SIL are working on getting custody of his 3 yr old. The mother is very unstable right now and it really doesn't seem like anyone is listening. I guess it's so unusual for a Father to actually need to get custody because of safety reasons that they can't grasp it. They have temp custody (finally) now and hopefully will get full in a couple of weeks. But, I have little faith in the justice system and I'm a nervous wreck about it. My mother has dementia and is failing more quickly, my Mother-in-law was diagnosed with dementia since this challenge started and it has created a huge rift in the family because some of them are in denial. I lost my beloved cocker spaniel. I just can't seem to win this summer. But I am winning at keeping myself from completely eating all my troubles away because I have the support of Sparkpeople and all you Lemon Sisters!! I know that eating your troubles away doesn't really work, they are still there when you are done and now you have added guilt to the mix. Most of the things happening this summer will be resolved soon and I can move on to the next part of my life. With Sparkpeople's help I can learn to deal with it in a healthy manner.
As I'm reading this I realize that I am really negative right now. So here are some positives for this summer. My grandkids are adorable and everything I could hope for. I have been able to see Brooke in England via webcam a couple of times and she did the chicken dance for me. Logan and Landon are healthy boys that I can hug and play with whenever I want. My son came home on leave from Italy for a couple of weeks. We have been camping twice for relaxing weekends. I have a wonderful, supportive husband of almost 31 years to share my joys and trials with. I am healthy!!!
Thanks for listening Lemon Sisters, you are always there for me as I am there for you.
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  • PICKLELIND
    You have had an incredibly stressful summer, but you have handled it awesomely!!!! I'm proud of you no matter what the scale ends up saying. keep up the positivity it is helping get you through and that is wonderful. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers
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  • RANICOLE
    Wow!! We never know what someone else is going through!! Keep strong and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    3393 days ago
  • KPACE7
    Good job hanging in there during tough times. Don't give up on yourself and your family. We are here for you, just let us know how we can help.

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    3394 days ago
  • CANDYHEART
    This brought tears to my eyes--for we just never know all that goes into someone else's life. Life does take a good 'ol swat at us sometimes, but it is those very trials that make us STRONG! It is true! At the time all we see is the bump (mountain) and trial right in front of our faces but after awhile we look back and realize that, that part of the journey is behind us! I'm so glad to be one of your Lemon Team-mates and that we could help you along the way! I'm also glad you shared your hurts with us so we could encourage you to continue! As I've said before this is a journey and we will make it and I know that you will--keep the faith! Lemon Squeeze to you Sister I'll be praying for you and your family! Carolyn
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    Comment edited on: 7/29/2009 7:54:06 AM
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