Jenn - been away from the forum for a week cuz of company at our house...... I'm just caught up on your journals. I'm so sorry you have been struggling with so many things. I think you're right on track with your son and the planned lunches - stick with it and I'm betting you will see a change in his behavior - be consistant and patient as it may take some time to see a real difference. You're money troubles sounds so terribly frustrating! You said once that you and hubby make a good income, I believe you said 6 figures...... I know we always live at the max of our income no matter how much we make -- and cutting back can be really difficult. Is there anything in your life that can be eliminated to give a little wriggle room in the budget? Cutting down on tv or cell phone extras that are really not "necessary"?? Cutting from premium to basic cable or satelite programing can be a difference of $50 or more a month. Look at the little things - like lifes little nicities - and see if there is anything you're family could live without for a time to help with getting the budget under control and back to a managable place.
Just some thoughts......... ????
I'm impressed that during all the stresses you have been able to stay the course with your diet and health goals! Good job, girl! I'm applauding you all the way over here in Oregon!
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul