Friday, August 23, 2019
I feel like I’m doing the changes, been logging the food, increasing the healthy foods, limiting and removing the treats, getting more activity in. And my weight went up. I was down two pounds after the first week, and back up 2.2 lbs the next week. So discouraging. I’m so early in this that I didn’t expect to have this experience.
Maybe a big part of it is stress.
I’m feeling really stressed about trying to keep up here and get involved in the teams. There’s a lot that are practically inactive and then there are some that are super active and I can’t keep up!
On top of my kids starting back to school. My son is going into kindergarten, and my daughter will be starting a county preschool that is located and supported by the same district my son is in. There have been a lot of changes to the regular school this year. And no one seems to know yet how that will work with the preschool. And with this being her first year, I’m concerned about a lot of things.
I’m working with my mom to help my grandparents get into a new house closer to us. My mom and I live 10 miles apart, and currently they live 600miles away. They’re both stressing about the move, my mom and uncle are too. A load of things with the house and house search. We already had one house fall through. That’s in itself is stressful. The current house they’re trying to buy is going to need some work. So trying to sort that out. Then they’re both having health problems. Grandpa is in the hospital currently for hip trouble. Grandma’s struggling with gall bladder problems.
We haven’t had much rain in our area, even though surrounding cities have, it just passed over us. The yard looks terrible, it’s hard for the kids to play in. The garden is struggling, everything seems to be eating it up and tearing it apart.
My husband is needing to start into the long delayed next phase of house remodeling. And he needs to do it before winter hits, because there’s a lot of work that needs to be done on the roof before it gets too cold. It’s going to be a major undertaking. And he’s stressing about it and that leads to more stressed feelings for me.
I had thought that focusing in my health would make some of this stuff easier to deal with. But that’s not happening. I just feel more burdened and more behind, like I can’t keep up with anything. The chores are a total struggle. And..... more stress.
I’ve already been falling off the SparkPeople band wagon. Barely been on the last couple days.
Anyone out there have any advice.