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.