On saturday, my brother had an anuirism. and had to be life flighted to a bigger town. He has been my mothers main caretaker, so now I am taking care of her and will be taking care of him too. He came through the surgery well, thank God. The next couple of weeks will be very taxing for me physically and mentally. I will  not be able to do regualar exercise but will get alot of movement. My eating has been off. Something like this always happens when I am doing well at losing and it is was usually causes me to give up. I feel like giving up now. Not just dieting, but everything. I know i'll get through it, but it's so hard. Not just physically but family issues too. alwayss wanting more from me than I can give.

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I am so sorry...both for your brother and for you. Are there any other options, such as in-home healthcare aids? I just worry about the physical part...this kind of work can be so taxing on the body, plus the emotional part, just needing some time to nurture yourself, if only for a couple hours a few times a week to get out from under the daily stress. Definitely it seems to go this way as you said, doing well for quite some time, feeling good and motivated, then some major life stressor beyond our control comes in and can undermine the whole effort. Just do what you can to stay on track as best as possible, make up your mind that this is not going to set you back to the starting square...you deserve much better than that.
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I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I just wanted to let you know that we have to come to realize that life will continue to happen. Crisis times can happen to us all at anytime. So we have to prepare ourselves and know that we have to keep going, keep up our responsiblities and goals, even through the darkest rain storm. My heart goes out to you, be strong. I know you can.