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Things are super good!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Well, maybe not on the weight loss front, although I am holding reasonably steady despite my crazy new life as a mom as a new teenage son. And my back is spasming because during a foster youth summer camp we volunteered at, he jumped on my back for a piggyback ride and he's 160 pounds...

But life is so awesome! At the camp we volunteered at, he ran around calling me mum, introducing me as "his mom", and giving me lots of hugs. For a 16 year old punk rocker, who lived in group homes for over half his life, that's pretty damn good. I will totally take it. And when he told the young kids "that's my mom, she's annoying", I knew I leveled up.

Did I say yet we are adopting him? We are adopting him. Hopefully it will be final early 2014. I cannot wait. He'll be 17, but he will have a family who adores him and won't age out of the system at 18.

I'm posting a picture of the two of us momentarily. You'll see there how we feel about each other.

My petsitting business has doubled. I am loving it. It's such a good match for me, especially since I have this kid now. In fact, I don't want to get too much busier, or I'll go insane!!!

Ok, back to my health...I'm working on it! I am pretty active still. I am making better food choices on the whole than I was for most of my life. So I am hanging in there. It's been hard to cook for all of us, so I am coming up with creative solutions constantly. Really what I am trying to do is think about the gain in energy and health and not weight loss. I'll check in again in a month or so. I miss Spark!
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    so happy for you!!! emoticon
    1755 days ago
    Great to hear from you!!! You sound so happy too! We've both been through some major life changes for the better. Seems like it's time to come back to SP for both of us. I need to lose a few pounds I gained due to dating and stress.

    Congrats on your Mom-hood. I'm so glad he's adjusting to you well. You did a wonderful thing!! I gotta confess I have been tempted to foster a child myself.
    1757 days ago
    It is go wonderful to hear from you and to see you doing so well! Awesome on the weight loss and maintaining it. Even more awesome is how happy you are in your new role as a Mom. I KNEW you'd rock at this and it shows in your pic with your son. You and your hubby are so lucky to have him and he is lucky to have you both. It really warms my heart to know that sometimes things really work out great! I am so happy for you all! emoticon emoticon

    1758 days ago
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