As I have shared before, I began Phase One on January 1st. 10 days into that I ran out of groceries. I had lost 4 lbs up until then but I had no choice but to go off plan. I got paid on the 15th so I went right into Phase Two and I continued to lose.
Since then I have had to go off the plan for a day and as long as 2 1/2 because I ran out of groceries. I don't know if any one else is having this problem but I seem to be.
I too am dealing with a lot right now. My mom went in for cancer surgery on January 15th and two days afterwards she suffered a major stroke and is now unresponsive but alive. I have had to be the "cheerleader" for my sister and only sibling and Dad because they had "given up hope". I always say, "Where there is life, there is hope." She is scheduled for another risky side surgery (perforated bowel) today. I can not honestly say whether she will live or die.
had my only car repossessed this past Friday. We had it repossessed for a week 16 mnoths ago so I was sweating that one. No small stuff since my DH needs it for work! Luckily, they were open to negotiating and I gave them everything but $50 so I could buy groceries. Again, this diet is really expensive for me right now.
My nephew and godson, my sister's son, was scheduled for thyroid surgery this past Friday but because we thought Mom had taken yet another turn for the worst, it was cancelled. We are hoping the tumor is not cancer.
His younger sister (again my poor sister's daughter) keeping fainting and now they believe it is the cause of head trauma. Her brain stops telling her heart to beat and she faints multiple times during the day. We are waiting to hear on what the doctors will do about that.
On top of all of that, we are heavily in debt, which we are paying off slowly. And my only daughter told me she is in the process of becoming a man. If this all wasn't so tragic I would laugh. Who needs tv when you've got all of this going on??
This is the worst possible time for me to be dieting! Having said that though when would be a good time to follow my plan? Life is not perfect. Sometimes, it just plain sucks! There is no good time, my friend. Life is going to come at us one way or another. I can chose to follow my plan to the best of my ability through this all or I can eat myself back up to even a higher weight than I was before.
Take time to grieve but also take time to take care of yourself. Staying on plan will help you be strong enough physically to deal with the emotional part. I have eaten a few meals when I was not hungry but I ate them. I have NOT eaten though to ease my sorrow or pain. I cried. I talked. Just don't get the two confused and you will be alright.
You are in our prayers