As usual, your words of wisdom cut right through to the real issue for me...that is my addiction to pleasing others. You are right, of course, and this is one of my many layers that need to go through a process of healing. I find boundaries difficult. You hit the nail on the head. They don't need me as much as I think...they've done fine at college on their own. Maybe my need to be needed is what needs to change. My schedule will still be altered by my youngest son's summer plans, but the other two are pretty independent and I need to start learning to parent my adult children in a different way...Actually, I'm sure they will appreciate that as well. Thanks for your insight and making me think differently about the situation.
Thanks for your prayers! I'm touched that you thought to pray for me. I had a really good weekend.
I like the sliced roasted sweet potato idea! Actually, that sounds really good right now! I have several in the fridge that I think I'll stick in the oven later today. YUM!!!
I am doing really well with eating. We had a very busy weekend, but I managed to stay on track and it felt really great! I have a mindset that eating off plan is just not an option, and it is working. I do better this way, drawing a line in the sand and not allowing myself to entertain the thought of off plan foods. Even yesterday, I made fat free vegan brownies for my family to celebrate everyone being home, but I wasn't even tempted to eat them. I was happy to make them for the family, and that they enjoyed them so much, but didn't feel the need to indulge. It was very empowering.
My goal this week is to get all my workouts in no matter what anyone else needs me to do. So far, so good. I got up and got to the gym first thing this morning and it felt really great.
Hope everyone is having a great start to a new week!!