KATE1935
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Saturday, April 01, 2017

As some of you know that I am the caregiver to my husband whom suffers with dementia and I care for my brother with problems and I care for my mom who is 87 years young. It has been an over full job since the first of the year with multiple trips to doctors and hospitals. Every week is now scheduled around appointments which does not leave a lot of time in between. I recently returned home and slept for about 12 hours and I must say that you find gratitude in a comfortable bed. It is nice to have a computer again too. My Jigidi.com puzzles have been waiting for me to get home. I have not done well when I was gone. The tracking was really helping me focus and I fell back into eating as I always did growing up. My mom is a person who list everything in the house to eat to try to get you to eat it. If you are not eating something then there has to be something wrong with you and everyone needs to eat something. My mom is a person who eats all day and night and never gains weight. She is the same tiny woman and still can wear her clothes from twenty years ago. I have had more sandwiches on a bun in the past 10 days than I have had all year. I had given up white bread except for Brownberry Extra Grainy Flax which I really like. What is that saying about when in Rome - well, when at your Moms. Anyways, I did manage to go down a couple pounds and I did avoid the cookies and ice cream and all the other things for the most part while I was there. It is hard when there is anything junk you want to eat everywhere but I am home now. My safe zone with meals waiting for me and no junk food in site. And did I tell you I love my bed! I love my mom dearly and my brother too but being home is priceless! I am back now and time to start again. I could have procrastinated a few days before going back to my routine I have been establishing but I jumped right back in and it feels great. I might even make it to bed before midnight and that is a big step when your normal is 4 am. I still have to get the water in somehow - just not a water drinker. Take care!
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  • VIRGINIAGIRL
    It is so hard to maintain your own goals while taking care of others. Remember to take care of yourself, you deserve it! What a blessing you are to others
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    1019 days ago
  • RHIO3TRE
    It is difficult to be a caregiver, but ultimately rewarding. Take good care of yourself so you can take care of your family.
    1020 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice day.
    1020 days ago
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