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drakegirl
06-24-2012, 08:19 AM
Okay - I'll be the first one to admit that this is a totally shameless "I want acknowledgement" post but you guys are the only ones who really understand the week I've had - so I wanted to share:

The day before Father's Day, I was out of town at my parents and my husband called (from home) to tell me his father was doing very poorly, so I immediately got in the car and headed for home, not knowing when things were going to happen. On the way, I called my coach and told him that I wasn't going to have enough food, (and by the time I got back into town, the office would be closed) so he left food for me that I went to go pick up. By that evening, his father had passed and we were on the road again to Iowa. (a 14 hour drive) Throughout the week his family (his mom is passed too, but he has a big family) spent wonderful time together, surrounded by food, chips, alcohol, and I stayed OP the whole time, running out to find my lean protein, and passing on food during the lunch after the funeral. I missed my WI yesterday but according to my scale at home, I've finally hit One-derland. It's been such a long week and I'm so exhausted, but I learned that no matter what the situation, I can still be in control of what I put in my mouth - this is huge for me, because in the past, I wouldn't have wanted to "be a bother" but I wasn't willing to make what was a rough time for us all also become a reason to sabotage my progress. Believe me, I know this past week wasn't about me, but at the same time, I know you guys would understand my specific challenges in it all.
I'd love to hear other stories about challenging times and how you made it through.
Have a great Sunday


Tmg1989
06-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Excellent! Good job! No excuses like we hear from other people! You walked the talk! :)

Alegria25
06-24-2012, 08:45 AM
Congratulations and way to go keeping OP and reaching one-derland!


Meadow Wheeler
06-24-2012, 09:09 AM
drakegirl! You should be so proud of yourself! Excellent on the move planning and most importantly you did exactly what you were supposed to do...you put your oxygen mask on first so that you could help the people around you! Thank you for such an inspiring story. You confirmed to me that no matter what the situation with a little bit of thought I should be able to continue to honor myself and whatever is happening in life.

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father-in-law.

usmcvet
06-24-2012, 09:36 AM
I thought I already replied to this thread but must have messed up.

You did well. I like the oxygen mask analogy. Very true. Great work.

guacamole
06-24-2012, 10:16 AM
Condolences to you and your family. I am not on IP, but your story is very motivational for me, because I often use excuses to go off plan when my normal routine is disrupted. Even though circumstances might not always be in our control, what we put into our mouths is. Thanks for being a good example!

Elliemar
06-24-2012, 10:29 AM
From me too - condolences to you and your family. I'm also not on IP but your story can apply to anyone and deserves a massive well done. It's all too easy to slip because of circumstances and the fact that you stuck to it amidst all that is, in my opinion, massive. It shows your determination and also your strength and that is what will carry you over the finishing line!

Well done :)

Kaypix
06-24-2012, 10:37 AM
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad-in-law, and hope you and your family are coping OK. Amazing job for staying OP through this difficult time, and you are absolutely right, with enough planning and determination, this diet is TOTALLY manageable and can be done even under the most extreme circumstances.

hatgirlie
06-24-2012, 11:01 AM
You did great! You are an inspiration. I will be having this same challenge, in August, when many family members will be swooping down on me for a week long visit. So excited to see all of them, but I've been fretting about being able to have the willpower to pass up all of the yummy foods that will be in front of me.

wuv2bloved
06-24-2012, 11:10 AM
YOU are in it to WIN IT....You stayed focused even though you had all of that going on. Its determination like this that will get you to your goal. Sorry for your losses and a very BIG pat on the back for looking out for yourself. It is only YOU who can look out for you, I have always said YOU are the ONLY one who controls what you put in your mouth, If you are committed you will over come. You my friend are committed, determined and have strong will power, YOU GOT THIS!

starbrite
06-24-2012, 11:39 AM
My journey began the week my Father in law passed away from Cancer. It made me stronger and made me realise that "this time" I would not be derailed. Well done you for taking your life in your hands x

Heitina
06-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Under such trying circumstances you managed to stay OP....WAY TO GO! It helps to show us that no matter what happens in life we can still remain strong and in control. You really held it together! I'm sorry for your loss...stay strong! :)

penmage
06-24-2012, 11:57 AM
Congrats on staying focused! My condolences to you and your family for your loss. :hug:

GrandmaKiss
06-24-2012, 12:17 PM
Drake Girl: Congratulations on sticking through on program. I don't know about you, but I've been conditioned to eat any time there is sadness (or happiness for that matter). To make it through a stressful week with losts of family and a death while still taking care of your physical needs is a great accomplishment.

Meadow Wheeler: Totally of topic here, but love your garb. Viking?

ash825
06-24-2012, 12:28 PM
It is VERY hard to not derail when it feels like life is. Congrats. What a fabulous example to us all. :)

Ticiabean
06-24-2012, 12:41 PM
Congrts drakegirl!!! I don't know that i have your resolve! Good luck with your journey!

sangria12
06-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Okay - I'll be the first one to admit that this is a totally shameless "I want acknowledgement" post but you guys are the only ones who really understand the week I've had - so I wanted to share:

The day before Father's Day, I was out of town at my parents and my husband called (from home) to tell me his father was doing very poorly, so I immediately got in the car and headed for home, not knowing when things were going to happen. On the way, I called my coach and told him that I wasn't going to have enough food, (and by the time I got back into town, the office would be closed) so he left food for me that I went to go pick up. By that evening, his father had passed and we were on the road again to Iowa. (a 14 hour drive) Throughout the week his family (his mom is passed too, but he has a big family) spent wonderful time together, surrounded by food, chips, alcohol, and I stayed OP the whole time, running out to find my lean protein, and passing on food during the lunch after the funeral. I missed my WI yesterday but according to my scale at home, I've finally hit One-derland. It's been such a long week and I'm so exhausted, but I learned that no matter what the situation, I can still be in control of what I put in my mouth - this is huge for me, because in the past, I wouldn't have wanted to "be a bother" but I wasn't willing to make what was a rough time for us all also become a reason to sabotage my progress. Believe me, I know this past week wasn't about me, but at the same time, I know you guys would understand my specific challenges in it all.
I'd love to hear other stories about challenging times and how you made it through.
Have a great Sunday

You are AMAZING. To be in an emotional and stressful situation and STILL stay in control is incredible. That would have been the ideal excuse to fall off - and look at you! ONE-derland!!!!!! YAY!

LizRR
06-24-2012, 04:24 PM
You are truly a Wonder Woman. I am really impressed at the strength you showed, being there for your husband losing his father, his family, and dealing with your own emotions...and staying OP, you were there for yourself. You have really shown that with the commitment and mind set, it can be done. You deserve a Huge mug cake!

paulimapi
06-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Go you! :)
My mum told me I was her hero the other day lol because I was eating celery sticks while they had nachos and lots of yummy stuff.

mom2hi
06-24-2012, 05:57 PM
Drakegirl, I am so sorry to read of your family's loss. You did a great job though, of sticking to your goal. In the face of losing control of many aspects of your life, you took control of your body and your food choices, what an inspiration!

Love the oxygen mask analogy.

drakegirl
06-24-2012, 07:19 PM
YOU are in it to WIN IT....You stayed focused even though you had all of that going on. Its determination like this that will get you to your goal. Sorry for your losses and a very BIG pat on the back for looking out for yourself. It is only YOU who can look out for you, I have always said YOU are the ONLY one who controls what you put in your mouth, If you are committed you will over come. You my friend are committed, determined and have strong will power, YOU GOT THIS!

From YOU Wuv, that means EVERYTHING! Thanks!

drakegirl
06-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Thanks everyone!! Your comments made me cry - but in a good way! (It's been a STRESSFUL week!) You are all THE BEST!!!

fatathlete
06-24-2012, 07:54 PM
This was a good post for me to read, I have only been on IP for a week and last night I fell off the wagon while on a road trip. I made lots of excuses and justifications for it and bottom line is i need to put my big girl panties on and follow the program regardless of where I am and what we are doing. Congrats on what you accomplishd and I am sorry for your family's loss

wuv2bloved
06-24-2012, 07:56 PM
From YOU Wuv, that means EVERYTHING! Thanks!

:hug: :hug: :hug: You are welcome :)

redmomof4
06-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Love the name, Drakegirl! I grew up in DsM and WDsM, love the area. I am sorry to hear about the loss to your family. Kudos to you for still making yourself a priority and realizing that it is still easy to stay OP, just maybe not as easy. It paid off. Congrats on making it to Onderland!! :hug: