What is a good journey, without a few bumps in the road.
Today, I think we hit a monster bump. Stress levels have shot up quite a bit.
I won’t get into too many details, but this weekend we are making an emergency trip down south. My sister-in-law, and her husband, are having some severe issues. Their oldest lives at home still, and has been relaying information to us over the last few weeks. It seems they have a drinking problem. The oldest kid is like 30. Their youngest is 7. More and more, the parents have been passed out, and the seven year old has gone without for hours until the oldest kid comes home from work. Then she finds the 7 year old crying in her room. I guess even cops have been called in the past when they had some bad fights.
So the oldest sent out a text to the family (my wife and her other sisters), because things really went over the top today. So she was asking for help. I know some are heading that way, and we are going this weekend. I don’t know how we can help, but we are going to do what we can. I found out the husband is in the hospital tonight, apparently he tried to OD on pills. His brother was telling my wife, that things are much worse then we think.
Won’t give up, can’t give up
I thought emotionally, I was doing fine. My old me, fat brain is trying to get me. Those old sugar and carb demons trying to make it to the surface. “Hey, all that junk you haven’t been eating is all right there. Go ahead, and grab some. It’s all a big fail now, right?” Sorry fat brain, I’m not going down that easy.
I have come too far so far, to give into these temptations.
The rest of the week
For now, we continue on. Thursday I have bowling. Kids will still be in school tomorrow and Friday. We are going to head out Friday night, and drive back on Monday. No idea how food will be, or anything else for that matter. I’ll have my laptop, so I should be able to make my blog posts.
I am going to try to do my best though.
#1 Keep food on check as best as I can. I want to stay Keto if possible. I know the hotel were are staying at does a breakfast. So i am hoping I can get eggs there. I imagine that fast food will be the king of meals this couple of days. I am going to do my best to keep my feast monster in check, and order as healthy as I can. I’m not worried about Intermittent fasting. I want to stick to it, but my main focus will be my food. I hope to still track it, but we shall see.
#2 Try to keep my sleep routine going. I am going to bring my book with me. So I don’t want to stay up all hours of the night either (unless that is what is called for with being there for the family)
So I am hoping to keep myself somewhat grounded. I don’t have to focus on too much while emotions will be high.
I know the sister in law was already texting my wife “I’m fine, you guys don’t need to drive here. Everything is OK now” But we all know how much crap that is. At the very least, we can be there with others to offer support or help anyway we can. They might kick us out, but it’s family. We have to go.