Trying to restart and having a hard time

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I am trying once again to jump start my losing weight since having my daughter a 1 1/2 yrs ago. I struggle most days to just have time for myself with three kids. My son is going through the stage where he knows more than his mom and dad and is constantly arguing with us about everything. His grades are beginning to slip which is very unlike him and I know he is dealing with bullies but there are certain things you have to take on yourself to make them change and he never will. I have went to the school but they are of no help either. With him turing 11 a few months back we are beginning to go through puberty and changing in some ways so it's really hard there. Then our 10 yr old daughter is dyslexic so I have to constanly help her to make sure she is getting her work done right and being in 4th grade that is a challenge for most any parent now days. She is doing real well though I have to admit and her speech teaching is doing the Susan Barton program with her and it's helping as well. I work with her teachers very closely to help keep her from slipping to far on anything so she does not get left behind. The no kid left behing act is a joke now days especially in my daughters case because this school would have left her behind had it not been for me and her dad standing up for her. Now we have our little one who is 1 1/2 yr old and boy at 40 I am finding it harder and harder to keep up with her moving do fast. She is my climber and loves getting into everything but love her to pieces and she really know when momma need a kiss or just to be loved on. She is how I make it through most days but she makes it hard to get my exercise in. I have started back this week with my Walk Away The Pounds dvds with 1 and 2 mile dvds. Since I haven't been exercising in almost a year trying to start back slow so I don't mess anything up. I just have a hard time fitting what I need to do to lose the weight in will all the other things of the day. When I stress with the kids things that then makes me eat more and that is not just sweets it most anything I have in the house. I must find a balance to be able to achieve all my goals I have which are to lose 100 pounds, eat better and show my kids that you can achieve anything you set your mind on. Such a challenge though for me with this daily and so ready for a change.
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    Good for you for trying to take care of yourself too! As mothers we often focus so much on the rest of the family and not so much on ourselves.

    I am a mom of 4 kids ages 16-9. My two oldest we have to really keep after about school, and my daughter has epilepsy and continues to be behind in school. She is making great progress in reading now at least. I sure understand about having to keep after the school to get them the help they need. I also work full time, so between the kids and work it can seem nearly impossible to fit in the time for exercise and eating right. This year I have made it my goal to make that time for myself and set a good example for my family. I am looking to lose 60 to 80 pounds.

    I wish you the best of luck! You can do it!
    3680 days ago
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    I'm so sorry you're having a hard time of it. I don't have any good advice for you except to take it one day at a time and sometimes one minute at a time. I know it's a struggle, but your health is important also. I have faith that you'll be able to work out a schedule and find some important mommy time! Good luck!
    3681 days ago
    Im a stress eater also, what i like for that is extras choc. mint gum, i guess all i want to do is work my mouth so it helps me out, i understand about making a stand with the school to help your child , my son has an sutistic disorder, so im always all over his education., glad u r back at it keep up the good work. emoticon
    3682 days ago
    With your mind set you will make it back from the lengthy side trip.
    3682 days ago
    Good to see you back here to take care of you. You are a very busy Mom, but it's important to find some Mommy time. You can do it. emoticon
    3684 days ago
    I can really sympathize, since my daughter moved back home with two babies I too stuggle to find me time. You can do it. Good luck
    3684 days ago
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