Waiting for the other shoe to drop

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I have been doing so well this time around that it actually worries me. I even had a hard time getting in all my calories today! I had to eat late snacks and still came up 100 cal. short.

I have been going low carb and healthy as much as possible. So far I have lost 16 pounds and have not been hungry. I have had some craveings. Last night was the worst. I ended up going over my calories with popcorn and a fiber bar, only 200 cal over. So i guess going under today it all works out in the end.

I know that I have been more emotional the last couple days and think that plays a part in my craveings. I miss my son Joe. I never knew it would be so hard to have him grow up and go away. Korea is so far away. He has been having trouble and I am to far to do more than offer support and send money LOL. He was in a car accident, not hurt, but scares me and makes me realize that if something serious happened I would not be able to get there quick. On the up side I do have a X-box 360 and can video chat with him. That is more than moms who's sons are in war zones can do.

I am worried I am going through a change in my inner self. Last year I quit a job I had been at for 8 years, working with metally ill, and went to a new job, working with parolees. The stress is sometimes unbearable! Yet some days I enjoy the heck out of it LOL. My husband thought I was crazy for leaving a job that had gotten easy and cushy. I just knew that with my baby leaving I needed a challenge to keep me sane.

This is another challenge. Another way to keep the empty nest syndrome at bay. So possibly that is why it has been easier the last 3 weeks than any other time in my past history of dieting.

Keeping at anything makes a habit. So if this is for other reasons in the end its all good :-)
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    Hi, AngelNR,

    Welcome to the Low Carber's Team. I've only been a member for a week or so but it is great! The ladies are very supportive and kind.

    You must not look at your son growing up as a negative. This is God's plan: for children to grow up and make lives of their own; it is to be celebrated! I have three daughters; they are all grown and with families of their own. We are off to the next stage of our lives. My husband is retired military so I know about sepatations. It is wonderful to see childern have lives of their own and pursue their desires.

    I have lost 23 pounds so far and want to loose a total of 100, maybe more! I'm in a stall right now. I haven't last in a week. Don't get on the scale! Pick out a shirt or top that you can't button. Use that as you measure. I like that instead of the scale. I weigh very seldom but I do try my top almost everyday. I just worn on this week that I hadn't worn in years.

    Welcome to the Team!

    Ninja_Gran (Ninjama is my olders daughter; she is on the team, also. She actually is the one who got me here!
    5139 days ago
  • KIM327
    Hi Angelnrs,
    Welcome to the low carb website! This is a really supportive group of women! I noticed the picture of your son-which is why I am writing you. My daughter joined the National Guard last summer. She completed boot camp as an MP. So far, she has not been called up! We live in Michigan and she has transfered to the National Guard Unit in Las Vegas, NV. It seems so far away. (Not nearly as far as Korea, I know!)
    I just feel that once she completes her 7 years that Las Vegas will be home. I can't see her coming back to MI. I will pray that your son stays healthy and can come home soon!
    5140 days ago
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