My kids that live at home are our three daughters that are 18, almost 21 and our daughter that is temporarily here just turned 25. Our almost 3 year old grand daughter lives here as well, she is the daughter of our 18 year old daughter. (We also have two sons, that are 23, that visits once a week and one that is 27, that is married with a son that is 2 and we see them when they come over as well =)).They mostly all make their own meals, as they don’t like what I am cooking. My hubby works full time and is not well and in constant pain, so when he comes home from work, he has his shower and lays in bed, I bring him his supper, and he watches tv/doses until he goes to sleep for the night around 8ish, then gets up and goes to work in the morning.(I don’t expect him to cook or anything on his own, we have been married for 29 years and I always do the cooking, but he helps with laundry, cleaning and does all the outside work, and I have always been a stay at home mom, and did some home daycare previously as well. He has diverticulitis, bipolar, hydrocephalus and Parksinsons). On the weekends, he gets up early to do lawn mowing, yard work, and then mostly watches tv (on Sunday’s our 23 year old son comes over) so he hangs out with all of us, and I cook them all a very nice non keto meal that night (and something alternate for myself).
My day starts out when my grand daughter says “good morning grandma” (she is 3 in July and the daughter of my now 18 year old). I get up and make her her breakfast (which is scrambled eggs with grated cheese in them, a drinkable yogourt, and a clementine I peel for her and break in pieces, or some strawberries cut up for her). In an hour or so after that, she usually wants more fruit (like an apple I have to peel and chop up). Lunch she generally wants Kraft Dinner I make her, or a sandwich and she loves salad, so wants one of them too… then afternoon snacks I often give her cheese and crackers, and then supper she has whatever I am making my hubby (her grandpa) and sits beside him on the bed eating (he puts on her “kid’s shows” on Treeehouse channel. During this time I am eating beside them too, and then I do the dishes, while she hangs out with him. I then make his lunch, give her her bath, get her stories read, etc bedtime routines with her.
I appreciate your advice, and replying, and I do some of that, in terms of always chopping up veggies and fruit to have in tupperware in the fridge; however, those are the things that my daughters will grab and eat on me (although no one admits to taking these things… haha). I will get there, it is just difficult when no one in the family is supporting me reducing weight… (you look fine, mom, why do you care? you are old…) it is frustrating… and my husband is like “we are old, who cares about looking good?” sooooo yes… there’s that! I am determined to succeed though, so happy to have found this forum, and well all you lovely people will be my aid to success!
Thank you =)