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Spring Job

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Well, I am back in the saddle with my Spring job. I am going to be doing a little bit of everything, ie; electrical, painting, construction, mowing and trimming bushes. My old boss is pretty much the only person I can think of to work around my schedule. I have my kids every other weekend, my stepson all the time and my brother in law part time. He has MS and can't get around on his own. He has went down hill fast and it doesn't appear to be slowing down. Keeping our heads up though.

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MRS_ASCOTT 4/9/2013 4:01PM

    I'm glad you are able to find an employer able to work with a schedule like that. You have a lot of responsibility and it must be so difficult to juggle all of that AND manage to work and take care of yourself. Hope you able to take care of yourself while doing all of that. It's most important!! Good luck to you!!!

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LEANIE64 4/4/2013 1:51PM

    Sounds like you have a full plate with all the responsibility..Just find time for you..even if its a few minutes each day..Stress can play a negative tune when we feel out of kilter. One thing I use for stress is..prayer..Asking the Lord to give the peace I need to deal with situations..He always answers and helps me through the tough times...then when the situation has passed I remember to have a prayer of Thanksgiving..The Lord is ever waiting for us to ask..! Just a suggestion anyway..
My day is going good..I have been traveling for over a back to the grind..of exercise and sensible eating..I did 4 miles on the recumbent bike this morning and ate a balanced breakfast..Have a happy day..You sound like a very good person, stepping up to the plate..!

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Spring is coming

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

As Spring comes around again, my motivation is renewed and I am readying myself. I have not ate meat or gluten at all this year. Which this brings new challenges for me. I used to hate veggies, now, can't live without them. I am on a limited income and have a hard time fixing dishes for dinner that my family will like and afford. Our biggest problem is that we love cheese, too much. Trying to find alternatives and cut back altogether is hard. I stay dedicated and try a new recipie as our budget permits. Our food must be gluten free and vegetarian.

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ALWAYSROSY 3/16/2013 12:09PM

    I'm cooking "two ways" too. Wheat free for me - with less red meat and more conventional for hard working hubby. He has come on board with lots of my healthier fare. So I feel for you.

I am blessed to have a local store who carries deeply discounted fruits and vegetables. They are the same items and packaging found at a local "fresh market" . . . but I'm paying way less. They don't have the huge variety that a market would have - but its a good variety. I hope you'll find such a store near you. It is truly a huge cost saver.

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MRS_ASCOTT 3/14/2013 12:34AM

    Great job!! It's no easy task trying to prepare vegetarian, gluten-free, healthy meals that your kids will eat. Especially when there are financial restraints! Wish I could lend some tips but I have a hard enough time getting mine to eat at all! LOL I'm glad to hear you are on the right track. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Hey all! Sorry it has been so long, got lost on my diet. It was working and I got hungry and gave in. Now, I have been on a gluten free diet and trying to have vegetarian meals as much as possible and when we have meat in our meals we cut it way down. Instead of using a pound I cook with a half pound. I used to worry alot about protein and nutrients since I didn't care much for veggies. I am now learning that they aren't so bad after all, lol. Spaghetti squash is really good and I have learned how to make a eggplant parmesan. If you need recipies shoot me a spark mail and I'll send you some. P.S. I lost 10 pounds the first week!


Almost half way to my goal!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So, I haven't been tracking my food or excercise. However, I have been working my butt off, not on my game Biggest Loser. I have been cleaning about 8 hours a day trying to get all of my regular cleaning and pick up all the little things that get neglected. Plus to follow up with all the cleaning I have a garden to take care of and yard to weed eat and mow. It's alot to keep up with, but, it takes my mind off all the chaos I have had to deal with lately. I eat breakfast, get online for 30 minutes or so. Then, I start cleaning or working outside. Always drinking plenty of water. Yesterday I drank like 20 cups of water! I was working outside most of the day. Came in for lunch, cleaned a little to cool off in here, worked outside some more and finished back vaccumming the house and cleaned the fireplace. Now, off to the garden!!!

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SETAGOAL1 6/28/2012 10:11PM


You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Few baby steps complete a long journey

Writing is progress!!!

Janet- emoticon

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MRS_ASCOTT 6/27/2012 1:13PM

    Sounds like you've been getting a lot more of a workout cleaning and doing yardwork than you would've with the game! 8 hours, whew!!! Great job!!! The best part is you are killing two birds with one stone - exercise AND a clean house and yard!!! emoticon

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GUCCI9300 6/27/2012 8:48AM

    WOW!!! You're such an inspiration emoticon

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Fighting Depression

Monday, June 25, 2012

As we got closer to court I felt like I was trying to do everything I could to keep my family happy. I just couldn't seem to do enough and if I thought I did it all I had forgotten what else she told me to do. I hate that she just thinks that I only do what I want to do. I want to make her and my stepson as happy as possible, but, I deserve to be happy too. I fell in a rut for those past two weeks and last week was the worst when I found out that court was put off for another month and a half. I spoke with my lawyer and we are going to try having an emergency hearing so that if the judge signs off on it, I will have custody of my kids. I find out more today when me and my lawyer go over the papers to file. I have to find a happy medium or I am going to lose my mind. Please, pray for us...

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MRS_ASCOTT 6/26/2012 3:06AM

    I'm so sorry you are going through all of this. Having the court date postponed just unnecessarily draws out the anxiety and turmoil. I hope you are able to get a decision soon! I'll keep you in my prayers. Hang in there!!

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DARLENEK04 6/25/2012 7:31PM

  Of course I'll pray for you and your family and leave this in His capable hands.

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ELRIDDICK 6/25/2012 8:32AM

  Thanks for sharing

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