A little follow up on Thursday's post... I felt in Mason's mouth over the weekend and the poor guy has at least 4 teeth coming in right now if not 5. He likes to bite now so I cannot keep my fingers in there too long. Thank you for all the comments, not much we can do right now, but it helps to know that this is normal and we are not the ones going through this.
I cannot believe that the final weigh ins for the Dietbets I am in are this week! How did September fly by like that? I am pretty confident that I made it. I have been working hard. I am so ready for October and my next Dietbet. Don't forget to join Jess & I for our Fall DietBet, it starts October 7th. I feel like I have a chance to be in the 160s before Thanksgiving! Wahoo!
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How My Childhood Impacted The Me Today...
I can also remember my dad's drinking. My father passed away almost 2 years ago from cirrhosis of the liver, he was an alcoholic and it caught up to him. I am not a big drinker now and I have only been out to a bar a few times, I can count the times on one hand.
After the divorce my mom had up to three jobs at a time trying to pay bills. She told me when I was in college that she did not want to lose her house so she worked as much as she could to get the house paid off. We had a great babysitter while she was at work. Out babysitter lived down the street so we spent time at her house and our house. I am a hard worker today because I watched both of my parents work hard. My dad worked as a stone mason and was at work everyday. I started working at age 14 in a restaurant with my mom and I have not taken a break since then. I chose working over sports in high school and I ended up getting a full time job while still full time at UAlbany.
One of my favorite memories from childhood was Christmas. Every year my mom made sure we had an amazing Christmas. The tree was always decorated with lots of presents under it. Christmas is still my favorite time of year. I want to make Mason's Christmas's just as amazing. My brother and I were very fortunate with the things we had. We did not have much, but my mom would splurge once in a while and make sure Christmas and birthdays were good.
I do not think my childhood was that bad, I know other people have had worse. I think it was a little rocky, but we made it through and I like who I am today and a lot of why I am who I am is because of what I went through growing up.