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Old 05-28-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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I have spent the last week dividing my time between my parents and my mother-in-law. I had braced myself for a difficult week food-wise. We are caring for my mother-in-law who has terminal cancer. She is on a high calorie diet. For a break, I get to go to my parentsí home. My mother is the original food pusher.

It has gone better than I ever could have hoped. My family could see my weight loss and was very supportive. When my mother asked how she could help, I asked her to help me stay on my food plan. She kept food that I could eat. I would fix a high calorie meal for my mother-in-law and just drink water and pick at a little food while she ate. Then later when another family member came in, I would run over to my motherís and eat. It worked out just fine.

I have another week to go. It will be a little more difficult because I will be alone with my mother-in-law more than I was this week. I will just do the best that I can. When I get home, I will have gone 2 weeks without weighing in. That will be the longest that I have gone since starting this journey.
I have only been able to check the forum a couple of times this week. I miss you all!!

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Old 05-28-2009, 11:56 PM   #2
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It sounds like you are very blessed to be surrounded by people who love you and it's clear that you love them. I am sorry about your Mother-in-law but bless you for caring for her.

I think you should be so proud of yourself. You are in a situation that could easily trigger a backslide and instead of clinging to that as an excuse, you chose to work around it. CHOSE to do it. Life will always hand us ways to fail but you are finding ways to succeed IN SPITE OF obstacles. I hope you see a good loss when you get home. You could use a little good news.

1st goal- ONEDERLAND! Check!
2nd goal- Less than 194 (a number I've been stuck at before) CHECK!
3rd goal- Reach the 180's- haven't been there since 1999. CHECK!
4th goal- 180 which means hitting the 50 lbs. lost mark! Check!
5th goal- Switching to size goals now more than pounds goals. Goal is to make it to size 12, at whatever weight that happens. CHECK!
6th goal- Size 10! (can't even believe this is possible!)
7th goal- Size 8 and MAINTAIN!
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:21 AM   #3
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Well done for making such very good choices in such a difficult situation.
Prayers for your m-i-l and all your family.

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Old 05-29-2009, 07:30 AM   #4
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It seems crystal clear to me, that you are doing superbly under an extremely difficult situation. You should be very proud of yourself. How easy it would have been to slide into old eating patterns. But no, you have stuck to your convictions through out, making this a true lifestyle change.

Sending good thoughts for your Mom-in-law & the whole family.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:03 AM   #5
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Wow. If you ever had any doubt that you could do this, you shouldn't now! Congratulations on keeping your focus under the most challenging of circumstances!

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:26 AM   #6
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It's awesome that your parents are so supportive. I've been living at home for a few months to save money, and everytime I open the fridge I have stuff i shouldn't eat staring back at me. Hard hard hard!!
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:38 AM   #7
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We miss you too time2lose!

You have done so well in such an awful situation. Good for you. You should be so proud.

And if something does creep up a little on the scale when you weigh in, don't even think about it. Part of this journey is dealing with the ups and downs in life and doing the best we can, which you have obviously done when it would've been so easy to give in a such an emotional and tough situation.

"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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I'm so glad that you've found a way to stay on-plan in the midst of very stressful and emotional time.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:53 AM   #9
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This is sooooooooo wonderful! You should be so proud of yourself, I'm sure I would have caved in. Good job!
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:58 AM   #10
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You are doing great!!!
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:05 AM   #11
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Good for you for staying on plan in spite of being under a great deal of stress. That is great!
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:01 PM   #12
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Good for you for taking care of yourself during this time.

*mega hugs*
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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