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boy...it's a big bed.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I just got done talking to DH through IM. I don't think he's doing too well. He talked about how some of the guys have broken down really badly out there. Many of them can't be left alone cus they aren't taking it well at all. He told me that last week they were all talking about coming home and what they were going to get and buy and do and then this week they realized that it's still April.

I figured that it was going to get hard. they are coming up to the 1 year mark of when they left and still are not close to coming home. I can't say that he's all alone on this, I've been feeling it too.

While I want the time to get things ready (house, my weight and others) I really am not handling the whole "doing it on your own" all to well. I'm here without family and friends and I'm finding that more and more money is going towards the things that I can't do on my own cus I need someone to watch the kids or move things that are too heavy.

Last week I noticed that my eye glasses were broken...my first thought was to cry. Who will watch the baby while I'm getting a new exam? If Dh was here, he could do it. Can I last another 5 months in these glasses?

But it's even simple things that bother me, my birthday, valentines day, mothers day and just the idea of having to haul the kids to all these events on my own and with my medical conditions.

And even worst, I hate sleeping alone. Normally all the kids sleep with me and I spend most of my time trying to stay on the bed. Last night the girls slept in their own room and it was just me and the baby...

boy...it's a big bed.

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AROCHFORD 5/4/2008 6:09PM

    Keep the faith darling he will be back soon you CAN get through this.

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YVONNE.GUEST 4/26/2008 12:43AM

    :( I wish I could give you hugs in person.

5 months. So close, but so far. You can do it, but I'm sorry that you have to do it.

Huge hugs to you and your entire family. emoticon

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In the Rain

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Today was a pretty good day. I went out with a friend and we took a trip to the store. I managed to buy tons of good stuff for us to eat and a yoga mat cover that was on sale. After wards we had lunch and took a trip with the baby hiking. Though it rained and was cold, we trudged along happy as can be and managed to get in about 20 mins at a pretty decent pace.

All this week I've managed to wake up before 6am and get out of bed by 630am. I've done my tapping, had my tea and have eaten my breakfast every morning so far. Even today, on the run, I managed to have an egg and some granola.

I'm thinking that even if the pounds don't change, at least I feel better about myself.

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MRSMIZZLE 4/24/2008 9:59AM

    Sometimes all that matters is how you feel about yourself! Usually the scale will show the results too! You are doing GREAT!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 4/24/2008 8:40AM

    you are doing so well. I'm back to being jealous you have a scale while i do not.

Hope to hear the scale reflects your efforts

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

No, not tap dancing but the tapping you do to relieve stress and remove bad vibes. I started tapping about a month ago and then read about it in my massage book and realized that I've been tapping for years! I might not have been hitting the spots that I'm learning now but I've been doing it for de-stressing and it really does work.

I think I'm going to tap every morning when I wake up. Tap and have a cup of tea.

for those who want to know more about tapping, here is a link that talks about it, has a free e-book to read and free videos with step by step instruction.



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MAMAJO1958 4/20/2008 7:07AM

    I watched a bit of the video and may have to try this myself!

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AROCHFORD 4/20/2008 6:36AM

    hope it helps you de-stress let me know if it continues to work.

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Back to swimming

Friday, April 18, 2008

Well, we haven't been swimming for a while. The baby was a lot tamer. He is getting into the groove and was undressed before any of us! It's the getting ready part that is still a joke. He likes to hide in the lockers and the girls still don't help out as much.

As for actual swimming; the girls are on their own pretty much now. They do so well and can swim from one side to the next. I won't let them go into the big pool without me still (which they hate) but still, they have fun.

The baby can crawl around the edges of the pool which gives me much more freedom. He also likes those tubes and that allows me to do more too.

I actually spent about 5 mins of "speed cycling" in the water. I then went on to arm circles, lunges, speed walking, squats, leg lifts and other such things. By the time I got home, I felt good. Tons better than when I was not going.

I think I just need to get to the gym more often and I'm going to have to just set aside the time for us all.


I hate swimming

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Really, it's a pain in the butt. I've been avoiding the gym like it's a boogie on the end of a 4 year olds finger. The kids want to swim. I can't swim cus I have the baby. We can only swim at night.

In short...


I drag myself to the gym. I chase the baby around the locker room. I get undressed and chase him some more. I get my swim suit on, get him undressed and chase him naked some more. I get in the showers, the girls have thrown our stuff on the shower floor. I pick up my wet clothes and towels. I chase the baby while carring everything. I walk around in the pool, attempt to work out, get splashed, listen to the girls tell me that they can swim and should be allowed to swim in the big pool alone, watch the girls attempt to swim, try to save them with a toddler in my arm, argue about the matter more, get out of the pool, repeat for the next 2-3 mins "Get out of the pool now!" while the life guards wait for us to exit so they can close up, gather the stuff and hold the baby on my own, shower as the baby runs in circles, tell the girls to hurry up, repeat the undressing and dressing process (chasing baby naked included), watch baby slip and fall, watch baby run through gym as i chase him, drag baby as he goes limp in my arms, listen to marie cry cus the pool water messes with her eyes, listen to vatricia cry cus she's tired, listen to the baby cry cus he wants to run around, exit as the last people in the gym and watch as the rest of the staff waits for us to leave so they can close up, go out with wet heads into the cold, go home, wake the kids in the car, listen to them all cry cus they don't want to be waken, drag them to the house, put them into the bed and listen to them cry some more and finally, finally they all go to bed.

and of course after all that crying and yada, they still want to repeat this whole deal...

I hate swimming...

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SCRAPPYLOUISA 4/15/2008 2:15AM

    If I had to go through all of that I would hate it too!!!!!!!!!!! Come to think of it........I don't even like to get near a pool........deathly afraid of water. Hugs, Shirley

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