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Thursday, May 09, 2019

I was doing so good at the beginning of my challenge for Spring and now I feel like I fell backwards. I had lost about 6 lbs but now I am at a stand still. I know stress has tons to do with it but I feel like I can't get that under control. I have a lot going on with changes in family dynamics from helping my dad deal with the death of my mom and my husband getting a new job after 9 years of being a stay at home dad. It's been real tough on my husband as he don't feel quite comfortable with other people caring for our kids. But my dad stepped up and is helping us. It makes it a bit easier on my hubby and gives my dad something to occupy his time now that he no longer has to care for my mom. But now my hubby's mom is jealous, but unfortunately, she is not dependable so we can not utilize her. That's a lot of the reason hubby ended up staying home because we had no one to help care for the kids and couldn't afford daycare. So that was the next best thing. Hopefully, she will get over it. But my daughter is doing great with grandpa, at first she wasn't happy, but now she is enjoying herself because he takes her to the park and take her for ice cream.

In the meantime, my little babies and I have been trying to incorporate new habits into our life to ensure that this summer will be fulfilled with more outdoor activities and exploring. My girls are doing great, but my son, (preteen) really has nothing to do with it and wants to be at home all the time. I know I went through that stage at his age, but I was still very active. I just didn't want to be with my parents, lol!!! He doesn't want to leave his room unless his friends invite him over or to hang out at the skate park. I worry that he will begin to have health problems because he is a bit overweight. He has however, joined a weight club after school (he doesn't chose to go every night even though he has that option) but I am in hopes this will guide him in the right direction.

Well thank you for reading my blog. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
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    you will adjust to all of this. give yourself a chance. I wouldn't worry too much about your son. I've often seen preteens getting a bit chubby just before they start growing into young adults. some body types need to acumulate some reserves before the body goes thru the big changes. like babies sometimes gain quite a bit of weight and then grow quite a bit. As long as he has the nutrients he needs and is active he should be OK.

    154 days ago
    Well, certainly lots of changes in your family, but sounds like things are coming together, albeit slowly.

    157 days ago
    You are doing great. Keep it up!
    157 days ago
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