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Life and all that goes with it

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Life has kind of been a roller coaster lately. Our kid who is in her second semester at the University of Arizona and 1200 miles away is not doing well. Her mental health is getting the best of her. She bombed the first semester and is struggling this semester. I made her get make an appointment with a counselor, I constantly check on her to make sure she is taking her meds, etc, but there is only so much I can do from so far away. It has been causing stress and worry. I will always worry.

The only thing helping me keep my sanity is the 5% challenge and another challenge I've made for myself. I have been working out a lot more. It helps me feel better, to get rid of some stress. By far this is the best I have done on one of these challenges. I still struggle with some of my eating habits and hydration, but they are slowly getting better too. I am determined to be at least 70 pounds less by my 40th birthday. That will be 04/20/ I have a while to get there and get the hang of this. Either way I am proud of the exercise habits I am forming.

I've also joined a book group on FB and it has pushed me to read things I don't normally read and I am so excited about some of the books I've read recently. It really challenges me to get out of my norm and find new authors. I've ignited another passion that was just lingering in the background for awhile. I feel like my mental health is getting better, I just need to help the kiddo find her niche.
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    You are doing great! The weight will come off.I hope your daughter manages to build a good relationship with the counsellor and makes some supportive friends.I can only imagine how hard it is for you to be so far away. Learning to let them go is hard
    811 days ago
    I hope your daughter is doing better.. I think as Moms we will always worry!
    811 days ago
    That's great that you are doing so great with the challenge and the exercise, and finding great ways to help relieve your stress. I hope things start going better for your daughter. Keep up the great work and keep coming here for support. It really is good to let it out. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    811 days ago
    I am glad the challenges are helping. I feel the same way. Stress and worry is such a life sucking thing. I understand your struggle.
    Btw both of my kids were away at school. No matter how adjusted they were in high school each one had a disastrous first semester. New freedoms, dorm issues, no supervision etc. Lots of phone calls and wanting to come home etc. We raise them wanting them to grow up and leave the nest but it sure is tough on us parents.
    812 days ago
    Bless you!
    812 days ago
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    That is really tough. I have 2 daughters who are 21. I still have to parent them quite a bit. Is this her first year? My suggestion is to encourage her to join groups. My other daughter didn't do well in college. She wants to go back now.
    812 days ago
    You are doing all the right things. Hope to read a post in near future stating your daughter is doing better. emoticon
    812 days ago
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