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Summer 5% Challenge and more changes

Monday, June 20, 2016

The summer 5% challenge will start next Saturday. I met my goal in the last challenge, though my mind really wasn't in it at all. So many things are changing for me right now, and my weight at health are not at the top of my priority list.

After many months of stress and detaching from what was happening, my husband of 20 years left a month ago. It is still up in the air as to where our 13yo and 16yo girls will go. Apparently, despite everything, they say they want to live with him. Right now, they are spending a week or so at a time with each of us through the summer. I'd like to see that continue. They need both of us and I am not an every other weekend parent. I miss my girls when they aren't here. I can't imagine only seeing them a few days a month!

In the midst of all of this, I also learned that I would be changing schools next year. Moving from middle school, where I taught inclusion ELA & Math, resource reading, and a self-contained ELA and math, to elementary school Resource only. Moving from a nice, big classroom to a tiny closet not even half the size of my current room. Not sure where all of my stuff is going to go! I packed a lot of it in there, but I'm sure I'll be bringing more of it home when I start setting up the classroom in August.

I'll be taking my girls and my son on vacation next week. This was the trip he wanted to take, but when he and the girls discussed it, they decided he would get to take them on the beach trip while I took them to Williamsburg and the Shenandoah mountains. I'd prefer the beach!

Everyone keeps saying that things will work out and it will be ok. I hope they're right, but I fear that they aren't.
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    967 days ago
    Kim, my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about everything you are going through. My heart hurts for you. I'll be thinking about you.
    1720 days ago
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    Sorry about your situation. You have alot to deal with. Hoping the challenge can help you keep focused on your health. All the best to you!

    1721 days ago
    Kim, I am sorry to hear you and your family are going through this. emoticon

    Please take care of you! I know it's easy to set ourselves aside, especially during challenging times. I just can't help but think that you'll manage day-to-day challenges better with your health at the top of your priority list.
    1721 days ago
    It's such a tough time. Everything changing and not in control of it all. Wish I could give useful advice, but you will know what's best. Stay positive, be happy in the new life.
    1721 days ago
    Kim, I'm sorry you're going through all of this. I hope you find people to lean on as you work your way through to the other side of this crappy time.
    1721 days ago
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