My story? I am 42 years old with 3 biological children, 1 adopted and a foster daughter we are praying to adopt. I have 2 grandchildren younger than my 3 year old "daughter". I was very thin growing up and actually lost back down to my pre-pregnancy weight with my first two sons, however I never lost the weight from my last one. Actually it just kept going up. I stayed around 155 until '91 when my husband and I worked at a boys ranch and I had to restrain an out of control young man. Both my knees were injurded and that started me down the road to many, many knee surgeries until a couple of years ago the Dr told me I was finally old enough to have them replaced. During those years I stayed at about 185. I had the surgeries and felt great. I actually lost down to 165 by Christmas of '04, but I suppose the years of bad habits and neglect and "I don't want to" resurfaced and up my weight went again. I am totally an emotional eater, My husband is a pastor of a small church and all that entails (also we moved in July about 9 hours away from grown kids to take a new church)and we are both foster parents. We had a couple of kids for over 2 years that we were told we could adopt (that was '05) Then 4 days later a family member from across the US came and claimed them. Why it took them 2 years to decide, I'll never know. That was so much like a death to me, we've just recently had another little one we had for 19 months and the baby for a year (different families) with basically the same situation. You know, people tell us, I don't know how you do it, I COULD NEVER DO THAT! We got into fostering to help the kids, and we do help them, and when one needs a permanent home we are ready to give that child a home. It is SOOO hard and when we loose a child it is truly like a death. I eat for comfort. But I decided that NO MORE!!! I was going to take back my life. I was going to truly go to God to be my comfort.
I'm sorry that you are going through what you are right now. I'll be praying for you. It is hard, I know. 5047 days ago
Way to go on sticking within the calorie range. And the lost weight. I understand about not getting your hopes up. Just continue to stay within the range, drink the water and try to get those veggies/fruits in. __I have a VERY hard time with that. I've found that if I sit down and plan out the next day in advance using the nutrition tracker I can add and subtract until I get it right. So far it's helped me - however, who am I to talk I've only been at it since the first! :) Valorie 5047 days ago
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