New Strategies Needed
Thursday, May 31, 2018
I know how to do this. I know what i need to do, what works best for me. I just don't seem to know how to keep going. I started out at 363lbs and lost 83lbs. I could feel the difference but couldn't see it.
Then the stress of family just got so much. It was such hard work. I got so much flack for spending time at the gym. I was criticesed for spending time tracking exercise and nutrition. Journaling and reading articles to keep me informed and inspired was similarly deemed a waste of my time.
With several critical disasters in my life it became too much. I slowly gained a little weight during recovery after my full knee replacement. With the stress over my father's illness and mother's passive aggression and demands for time and then the results of my oldest daughter's poor choices I've gained 50 pounds since Christmas in about four months.
How do you sustain self care when everyone around you is demanding your time attention and energy first? I'm sure this won't be the last time in my life I'm expected to put my life on hold and place other people before my own needs. I need to figure it out.