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Friday, June 27, 2014

It has been a long week. With my company being sold and me being out of a job sometime later in the year (no date yet) things are pretty stressful but I'm doing my best to deal with them. I hate not knowing my own future, it's just so scary. I'm having dinner with two of my work friends tonight and I'm very much looking forward to that. I'm hoping to spend some time with my family this weekend if things aren't too crazy for everyone.

I have a lot of work to do and a lot of discipline to get back but I am taking some steps to get back to healthy eating. This week was tough because Monday night I had dinner at a Mexican restaurant with a friend and I don't think what I ate sat well. It's Friday and I'm still having issues with my stomach although it is definitely improving. I think with the stress lately, not eating properly if at all and the Mexican food my body just said "Hey okay I give up!" :)

So today is the first time all week where I've had a decent appetite. I'm eating clean as much as possible today. We are going to a pizza place tonight and the plan is to split a pizza and have side salads so I'm watching my intake for the rest of the day so I can just enjoy it.

This weekend I'll have to get some work done around the house and get some proteins cooked. I'm going to pull out my blender and start mixing smoothies in the morning I think. With some protein powder it will be a great kick start to my day and really the only reason I don't do them is I hate washing the blender. I read recently that if you just blend some hot water, a drop of dish soap and a splash of vinegar it does a great job of quick cleaning and keeps your jar free of hard water build up. Then I can just give it a quick clean during the week and a good thorough cleaning on the weekends! Voila! Smoothies on the way to work.

I'm not that hungry and am considering skipping lunch but I think that would be a mistake since I'm trying trying trying to get back to grazing all day so I think I'll just cut up some veggies and eat those for lunch. I do need a protein and I have some canned tuna but no bread or yogurt to mix with it and I do not think I can stomach tuna without. Maybe I'll see what's in the fridge that I can borrow.

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SNOWYOGA 7/3/2014 1:26AM

    I'm really sorry, but I hope things will be getting better emoticon

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COOP9002 6/27/2014 5:01PM

    Hopefully, a job will turn up soon for you. The stress of not knowing is difficult as you know. Our family dealt with that a couple of years ago. Not a good experience.

Hopefully things will turn around for you soon.

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AHORSEY1 6/27/2014 2:30PM

    Sorry to hear about the job, but at least you have a little warning and an opportunity to look before you are paycheck-less.

Have a great weekend!

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Been missing in action for a while

Friday, June 20, 2014

1 - MRI - no major issues other than the arthritis so that's good. I'm taking more medication for pain and some additional muscle relaxers etc and getting PT. The PT guy is helping me to improve my posture, build up my abdominal and hip flexor muscles and overall change how I walk and stand. It is not easy but I'm doing it. I can't work out until he gives me the "okay" and he's not thrilled with my slow progress. I do see a difference. (feel really)

2 - Where have I been? Well that's a long sordid story. My company is being sold and my job is being eliminated. I love my job and have been here for ten years. I'm worried about looking for another one and finding something that I love as much as this.

So needless to say all of my focus and energy have been on work right now while we transition through the buy out. I'm working twelve and fourteen hour days and bringing work home on weekends etc. It's not fun but I'll do what I can until I can't. I'm not eating well although I'm sleeping soundly because of one of the muscle relaxers the new doctor prescribed.

Oh and I have had bronchitis too and that certainly doesn't help my situation.

Anyway, I'm trying to keep my head up and not get too down about all this. I can't really even look for a job until I know when my last day will be and that won't be until a couple months after close. Frustrating!!

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MARY1964 6/22/2014 2:05PM

    Sorry for the typos I am using talk text. Oh and they have offered an amazing stay bonus so I can't leave even if I wanted to I want to see this through to the end.

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MARY1964 6/22/2014 2:02PM

    You know at first I sort of felt like that like why do these things keep happening to me? Then I just had to step back give my head a shake and remind myself that there are people have things so much worse than I. So I'm done feeling bad and I'm done feeling sorry for myself. Now I'm just going to focus my energy on the things that I can change. I have really great day really good days and then I have an occasional bad day but I'm going to be okay with all this. Right now I'm just taking things one data time focusing on getting back to eating healthy because of course that flew right out the window. Boy I deceived myself for a long time telling people that I am not an emotional eater. Lol. Whatever happens I have to take care of myself and my health. So PT exercises every morning and every night taking the medication that the doctors prescribed keeping my eye on the price going healthier happier slimmer and eventually find a better job. emoticon

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SNOWMAIDEN 6/21/2014 10:40AM

    Oh Mary, bless your heart. Do you ever get a break? Can you not "jump ship" before the company is sold?

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Saturday, May 03, 2014

So I did it. I went and had an MRI on Friday night. It wasn't an open one like they said. It was larger though so it didn't feel quite as restrictive. I was in for half an hour and I was pretty much ok. I'm glad it's over.

I will get the results on the 15th. I'm tired and sore today but it's nice so I am taking short walks

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SNOWMAIDEN 5/5/2014 12:50PM

    So glad you've got it done! Hope you're feeling more settled.

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MEH50BEWELL 5/4/2014 3:29PM

    Good for you I'm so glad it's over!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/4/2014 9:38AM

    Glad you were able to get your MRI!!!!

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SNOWYOGA 5/3/2014 8:51PM

    I'm glad it was ok, but let us know what when you find out!

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Couldn't do it

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I have been re-scheduled for an open MRI for I guess Friday.

I'm upset about it but it is what it is. I guess I felt like I couldn't breathe.

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SNOWYOGA 4/29/2014 8:44PM

    I hope it goes well and that it does happen on Friday, but please tell us know how it goes emoticon

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JAMBABY0 4/29/2014 8:36PM

    Not sure about what an "open" MRI is but maybe you can bring some music and have them play it for you and then you just close your eyes and listen to your music. Good luck

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MRI day

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nervous as hell. I picked up the Valium last night and it was supposed to be two. One for an hour before and the second right before the procedure. The doctor only called one in. I need things to go exactly as planned or I'm going to freaking lose it.

Okay time to go.

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SNOWYOGA 4/29/2014 8:42PM

    Me too emoticon

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SNOWMAIDEN 4/29/2014 1:04PM

    I might not be there physically but I'm thinking of you. Huge hug my friend.

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