Maybe some of you already know the answer to this one.
But I'm going to answer it anyway. I have so much experience, it seems a shame for it to go to waste. I've seen this quote attributed to Bill Cosby, but Wikiquote has informed me that it was something he read somewhere instead of said. I don't know how I could figure out where it came from, but it's really good so here it is.
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Ain't that the truth. I have done my share of that over the years. It is really hard to do everything that needs to be done for a family, and sometimes adding another caregiving role to someone with special needs can be an added challenge.
One challenge for me was eating right.
By "eating right" I don't mean making my weight fit into some magic catagory, or trying to turn myself into a supermodel. I mean, giving my body enough good fuel to get through the day, and getting that fuel without spending a lot of time preparing and cleaning up. Time and energy are at a premium if you are a full time caregiver. The best website I ever found for eating and exercising is
Sparkpeople.com. And it's free.
I still use it to make sure I get enough protein. My body does not care for a lot of carbs, and sugar is kryptonite for me. You can get meal plans, community support, and lots of good ideas for whatever struggles you have. It's free, and you can use it on your mobile phone as well. Check it out and I hope you love it as much as I do.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.