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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Still Sparking, just kind of slowly....things are so hectic at my house--things I'm excited about....DH got a JOB!!!! But it has been a stressful transition for him, and also for our household, as we all adapt to him not being available when we want him to be.....and he's rather frustrated by the rules he now has to live by, and the schedule that is now much more rigid than it has been for the last 3 1/2 years....

Anyhow....DD is currently on a medication that causes weight gain. We tried taking her off it, but I just couldn't deal with the tantrums, the screaming, etc., and this pill helps that. So suddenly, there is a weight problem when there never was one before. DD weighs in at 190 now. Her psychologist and I decided that DD and I would BOTH join Weight Watchers, so that DD could get a better idea of what a healthy portion is, and how to make better choices--she could listen to me, of course, but I'm the "dumb old mom" who doesn't know anything, so nothing I say matters. So Weight Watchers it is.

Sad to say, DD is failing miserably. She has been lying to me about STUPID stuff--"Hey, Mom, This whole pizza is only THREE POINTS!!!" Yah right. And "I can have three pieces of cake with frosting, because they're only one point!" Yep. Sure. I had warned her, before we started, since I knew she already had a propensity for not being honest, that if she lied about what she was eating, the scale would know. So then she is all surprised when she goes to the meeting and has gained two pounds. Then she has a "feeling sorry for herself" tantrum, and basically makes everyone at the meeting annoyed. I'm at my wits' end here, because at the rate she is going, she will be gaining about 10 pounds every month!!!! Well, hopefully the professionals can help with that one, it doesn't look like Weight Watchers is the right answer, although I thought it would be a good start.

But me, on the other hand.....? I've lost nearly 10 lbs now and I'm excited about it. I have to admit that some of that is that I NEED to set an example for DD--if she sees me not caring, it'll just be another excuse for her not to watch what she that's a motivator....

Anyhow, so I've been losing, and in a healthy way, but not Sparking as much as I should be. I find Sparkpeople so motivating, I don't know why I don't come here every single day....but I'm excited about my weight loss so far, because I'll feel better about myself when I go to job interviews (yep, I'm still laid off) and such. I'll keep you posted.
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    I am so happy for your DH about the job and for you on your weight loss. I too am using WW and Spark - whatever it takes, right? As regards your DD - sounds like you have the perfect opportunity to teach by example. If you are losing and being honest on points while she is lying about them and gaining, maybe she'll figure it out. On the other hand, you can't make anyone do anything they refuse to do, no matter how much you love them. You may have to let her figure this out herself.
    Wishing you lots of luck on that one - and in your job search. emoticon
    3775 days ago
  • RHALES199
    Congrats to you DH on the job, and congrats to you on your weight loss!!
    3779 days ago
    I am glad that DH found a job. It will be an adjustment for him but in the end it will all work out. Congrats on your weight loss. That is a big accomplishment in itself and you should be proud. It might help your daughter to see that you care about yourself but she is going to have to decide to help herself if it is ever going to work. Good luck.
    3779 days ago
    That's exciting that your DH got a job. I'm sure it is an adjustment.
    Congrats on your weight loss. That's fabulous. Hopefully your daughter will see your results and want them for herself.
    3779 days ago
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