Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 65-77 Weigh-in #11 & 12 Upside Down

I'm back!  Yes, it's been about two weeks since my last post but in those two weeks my life has been turned upside down.  First off, let me tell you how much weight I gained/lost.  Last week, weigh-in #11 I gained 2 pounds (you'll understand why later) and this week I lost two pounds.  So now I weigh 324 and I'm stuck!  Let me tell you what's been going on since my last post.

Two weeks ago, my sister and her three boys came to live with us because she lost her job and her apartment.  Not a huge deal.  She's my sister and she needed help so we stepped in.  Well, here's the problem.  She has three boys and they eat like crazy!  She goes shopping like twice a week!  I'm not use to my refrigerator being so stuffed.  I have no room for my good food and she buys a lot of bad food, well, I consider it bad.  They have cereal, chips, candy, lunch meat, cheese, nuggets and a lot of other bad food.  I can't remember if I mentioned this before but I am a cheese lover and my husband is a milk lover.  I do not keep these things in the house because, like junk, I can't control how much I eat.  Also, I love cereal.  LOVE IT!  Growing up, cereal was a special treat!  If cold cereal was in the house that meant my parents had a little extra money to buy us, it's six of us, cereal and it would last for only a day or two.  Well, my sister is only staying here for a short time but it's really effecting our new eating plan.  I haven't a clue what to do.  She's trying to respect what we are doing but the food she has is for the kids and she tries not to bring anything in the house that would effect our new eating plan but like I said she has three boys.  No she not force feeding us but she let us know we are welcome to anything she has in the fridge. 

Another problem we're having is dinner.  Sometimes I cook dinner so the boys can get a healthier meal and to introduce them to new foods.  Other times, I have to tell her to cook whatever she wants for dinner and I will cook for my husband and I but she thinks it's silly to cook two different meals but I refuse to eat her cooking.  She thinks since we're all in one house, we should eat the same dinner but the food I buy is very little and it's strictly for my husband and I.  The food I buy is supper expensive because it's healthier and I don't like waisting it on the boys.  One time I made baked fish with lemon and onions, brown rice with parsley, garlic and butter and veggies and they didn't like the food.  So I basically waisted my time, food and some money.  They like to eat the Lipton rice.  I stopped buying that rice because of the sodium.  My sister cooked one of the Lipton rice packs for them since they didn't like my food.  The suffered through the fish and veggies. 

On another note, there is a good thing coming out of this new living situation.  I get up every morning between 6 and 7a.m.  Before my sister and the boys moved in I woke up whenever I wanted and went to bed whenever I wanted.  Yes, I know this isn't good sleeping habits when your trying to lose weight but old tricks die hard.  I think on some level God had this planned because for the past year or so God has been telling me to get up early.  I am NOT a morning person.  I would rather stay up late until 2 or 3 a.m. then to wake up early.  I know it's part laziness and part bad habits.  Before I got married, I was up until the wee hours of the morning studying because I live with my parents and late at night was the only quite time I could get to study.  Anyway, I wake up to help her take the boys to school, they all go to three different schools even though all of them are in elementary school.  Once I'm up I get my day started.  I quickly learned that I have to maximize my time at home when the boys and my sister aren't home.  Hince the silence on my blog for two weeks.  Once the boys get out of school, it's non stop talking, playing, helping with homework and discipline until it's time for them to go to bed.  By this time it's 7:30 p.m. and I chillin with my hubby to get as much quality time with hi as possible. 

I was so stressed out last week because when we offered my sister to live with us, we didn't expect things to change so much.  We were thinking about helping her and hopefully introducing her to a better life for her and the boys but who would have thought life as we knew it would end.  I was really upset because I lived with my parent until I got married.  Like I said before my parents has six kids and my house was always crowded.  Everywhere you went someone was there.  You hardly had any privacy.  Before I got married, there were four of us living at home.  Two of the four had kids so we went for six people living in a three bedroom home to nine or ten!  I was use to the chaos when I was with my parents but I haven't lived home for three years and my husband and I don't have any children yet so my life at home was very peaceful.  I LOVED IT.  I didn't feel the need to run away from home when I want peace and quite.  Well, now I, actually we feel the need to run away so we can have time to ourselves.  I had to realize the situation is only temporary and the faster we can get her on her feet the quicker we can go back to life as we knew it.

Pray for our strength and thanks for reading!

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