Do you ever just get tired of thinking about what you eat and what you weigh? I am really saick of it. It is so bad that I haven't even really been blogging, posting or reading. Won't there come a time when I can just announce that I'm cured and put it all behind me forever?
I haven't been tracking my food, but I think I should start again. I feel like I've been eating okay, but I didn't like my weigh in this morning so I guess I need to do something. Maybe I'll try a free on-line tracker. Does anyone have one they suggest?
The rest of my life has been...not fantastic. I have a lot of stressful things hitting me from every side. I don't want to bore you with all that, but I will mention one specific thing because I need some advice. My oldest daughter has had a history of stealing. She hasn't had any real issues for about a year, but her dad and I caught her last night with something in her bag that she had taken from my office. She first tried to lie and say a kid at school gave it to her. We knew she was lying, but she insisted so we told her we would be talking to her teacher and the child she fingered would be questioned. She went upstairs and returned a few minutes later to say she was lying and that she'd actually stolen the thing from my office. We appreciated her honesty.
In the past when she stole, we had her write letters of apology and she was grounded. The last time she had to perform five hours of chores during which time she was grounded and write an essay on why stealing is wrong. It has been a year since she's stolen so I guess we felt that the problem was solved. This time she's been grounded for the time it takes her to complete 10 hours of chores, she has to write a letter of apology and she has to donate a bag of her things to the Goodwill. What do you guys think? Does this seem appropriate? Does anyone have any ideas about teaching kids not to steal. My daughter is 10 years old.
Both her dad and I stole when we were her age and my sister's kids have been caught stealing. I know it isn't unusual, but obviously we want it to stop.