Life Whack-a-Mole and Maintaining Weightloss
Thursday, September 19, 2019
As soon as one end of the sandwich generation crunch is going better, the other end falls apart! This week things are calmer with mom's stress levels and I am having some pleasant interactions since last outburst. Now a big IEP issue is emerging with my son who has some special needs. Communication with the IEP team is not going as smoothly as I hoped (to put it mildly!) One problem goes down (temporarily I am sure) and a new one emerges. Of course!
This new issue used to be the kind of things to have me panicking. I used to be scared of confronting issues head on and possibly ruffling feathers. I have learned how to do it politely, then more assertively and then well, how to earn my reputation as THAT mom. I am professional, but tenacious, let's put it that way.
It used to be when life finally seemed calm on all fronts, I waited for the other shoe to drop. Now on those rare occasions, I just savor the peace, as though I am on a brief vacation. No idea when those times will happen again, but right now I am setting sail onto bumpy waters. I have experience dealing with challenging conditions many times before. It may not be smooth sailing, but I will prevail.
I have learned to properly fuel the ship and have been sticking to healthy foods and stopping eating at least a few hours before bed. Tracking food has fallen apart and I need to start it again. I am exercising consistently though. I have mostly maintained all my weight loss. I bounce up and down, but overall it's working. Hopefully, with tracking, I can lose some more.
Wishing everyone smooth sailing or at least a triumphant game of "life whack-a-mole"!