Friday, May 24, 2019
Ok. It's officially summer break. I have officially accepted a position at a new school. I officially survived my first year on the teacher/district negotiations committee. I think I am officially ready to let go of some major stress! And so I'm also officially ready to get down to business with Spark People.
I joined Spark Coach a long time ago, and it is CONSTANTLY asking me to blog. I hate blogging. I feel weird typing my journey for strangers. I'm not a social media kind of person. I much prefer a private journal. But I'm willing to try this blogging thing if it really will help me keep motivated to get healthier.
Today, I'm supposed to blog about weight-loss related stress in my life. To be honest, I'm not really stressed about weight loss. I'm stressed about health issues in my family, sure. My husband has diabetes out of control, gastroparesis, microvascular disease, IBS, depression, and is just generally unwell. My daughters have terrible genes: diabetes from all 4 grandparents, obesity, mental health issues, high blood pressure, weak joints, heart disease, cancer- all kinds of icky health problems they can inherit.
I want to work hard to overhaul our entire family's health. I'm sure that can be stressful, because what kid or sick person really wants someone else to shove healthy food down their throats? But I'm doing what I can. We're walking more as a family this summer, I'm finding healthy dinner recipes and I'll try them all until I find enough variety that my family will actually eat, and I can make in a pinch. I guess it is stressful having to work all day and then still have energy to cook and then clean up. But blogging is probably still more stressful! :)
So, here's my first blog entry in a while. To the strangers out there who for whatever random reason decide to read this stranger's blog, thank you for reading me!