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There's never a good time

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I joined the winter challenge for the Biggest Loser even though it started before Christmas. I figured now was as good a time as any. I made it through Christmas okay and it wasn't as hard as I imagined it would be. Then the day before New Year's Eve, my mother-inlaw was discharged from the nursing home. She lives about 2 miles away. There is just my husband and his sister, and my father inlaw who can't really help. She is basically bedridden, only getting up to the wheelchair if we lift her out of bed. She needs to be turned, changed, fed, and just about everything else you can think of. We got a little bit of outside help as we await the application for Medicaid to go through. In the meantime, my husband and his sister go to work during the day, and I pop over 2-3 times a day to turn her, change her, meet with the visiting nurse, etc. I also work two nights a week somewhere in that mix. I am exhausted and the thought crossed my mind that I should just quit the Biggest Loser because it is too hard right now. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized there is never a perfect time to focus on losing weight. There's always going to be something going on and if I can deal with life and lose weight, I might learn how to finally lose the weight and keep it off. So, I am determined to stick with it, no matter how hard. I also have hope that things will get better, just have to hang in there.
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  • HOPEFULHIPPO
    The fact that you are willing to stick with it no matter what puts you ahead of the game already! :o)

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    2557 days ago
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    You're right. There really is no 'perfect' time to lose weight. Life throws lots of curve balls, good and bad. I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. I hope you can get some good help for her & hospice care. I've prayed for her comfort, as well as you & your family's.

    Hang in there, and just do the best you can. The peace of mind, that you are doing the right thing, and your Heavenly Father, will give you rest.

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    2558 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2014 2:19:03 AM
  • FITFRIT
    a LOT of us aren't meeting the weight loss goals as well as we'd like but we're not going to quit, we can't give up on ourselves and you shouldn't either!
    2558 days ago
  • MADMANSMAMA87
    So sorry about your mother in law! I like the way you are choosing to look at your situation! There never is a good time to lose weight, something is always going to come up or interfere with our goals but, with positive thinking we can overcome any obstacle!

    Stay Motivated,

    Jes
    2559 days ago
  • MOTHEPRO
    You're right. There is never a perfect time. We have to learn to juggle the curve balls life throws at us. I've given up too many times in the past and ended up regretting it. But I'm not giving up this time. Just take things one step at a time.

    We're all here for you. emoticon emoticon
    2559 days ago
  • BRENJET
    You are working so hard and dealing with so much...I'm amazed that you can do what you do. Just take baby steps as far as the challenge goes, eat well, move as much as you can, and take care of yourself. Know you can count on any of us if you need emotional support--Be well super girl! We've got your back!!
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    2559 days ago
  • JAMDRGN76
    Awwwwww. Sorry honey. But you know you are right. There is no right time to lose weight, there will always be something else to do. You have to put ME into TIME. If you don't take the time even 10 mins day until you can increase it then you will be in no posiiton to help anyone else. I learned this the hard way.

    Keep going, never give up, never look back, just keep going. You are important too. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2560 days ago
  • REENYBEANS
    Thanks, Sue. emoticon
    2560 days ago
  • SUSANYVONNE68
    emoticon I like the way you think. I always would give it when life would hit me with out of my control problems and lose my focus and then just give up. Awesome thinking I am going to use for myself. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    Keep up the good work and I wish you much success.
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    Sue
    2560 days ago
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