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Feeling Frustrated...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I know I should be thankful. I know I should be patient. It takes time to get used to new things. It's just that it's been 5 weeks since my dh started this new job, and he's been working so much overtime that I hardly ever see him.

I've about given up trying to track my food because every day I can't keep on track. I'm not eating enough veggies or fruit any more. I just don't want to. I'm tired of taking my lunch to work and rewarming something we had the day before, or something that had been cooked at the beginning of the week. My work offers free lunch, and some times it's not half bad, but I know it's loaded with salt and fat most of the time. But it's fresh food, not rewarmed food.

I've also about given up going to the gym as often as I had been. I just don't like going alone and with as much as he's working, I'm pretty much alone every time I go. Or I'll just get there and he's already been working out and is ready to head home.

I keep telling myself that it will get better, but I don't see when or how it will get better. I keep telling myself that I'll get used to this, but it's tough going to work by myself when we used to drive together. It's tough only seeing him at bed time and not having the time to really talk about what's going on in our lives because he's so exhausted that all he wants to do is go to sleep. And our love life is non existant. There's just no time any more. No time to do anything that I want to do, no time to do anything with him.

I'm feeling sorry for myself and I can't help it. And I know I'm whining. I just want things to go back the way they were. That's forever changed though. He can't go back to his last job since they don't have the work to keep them busy and they won't upgrade the business to be competitive.

I should be thankful that he found a job almost right away. I know this and I'll keep praying about it.
Thanks for reading. It helps to get this off my chest.

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    You should get this:

It's suppose to keep your food warm, I have a thermos from them and it works great!! I bet it would help you out!

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BERRY4 12/9/2011 3:25AM

    So sorry to hear about this hard time for you. ...Sometimes we "should" all over ourselves, and it just seems to make the way things are seem worse.

I hope you can see your way through to figuring out each day what you need for that day alone.
II Cor. 12:9, 10b
"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me... For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Lots to be found in Psalm 91.
And a song that has spoken to me several times. Maybe it will encourage you as well.

I do NOT make light of your difficulties and your frustrations. I just want to remind you in love that God is big enough to handle everything you hand His way. He will carry you and the burdens that are yours.
May you sense His presence when you call on Him. May you know the love He has for you! (Eph. 1:15-20)

Comment edited on: 12/9/2011 3:28:27 AM

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NEVERMIND2010 12/9/2011 3:05AM

    Sorry you're dealing with this. My DH and I have been through times like that. Actually, we used to work opposite shifts - we just passed the car and the bed off to each other for weeks at a time.

Do your best, and remember it won't always be this way.

Take care!

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ELISADENK 12/8/2011 11:21PM

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Is his overtime, seasonal?

I can relate some. DH is now working three jobs. His hours are crazy. He doesn't even know when he'll be home. :-(

Can you find an exercise buddy to go with you to the gym?

It IS okay to take a break from eating so well. Honest. Just don't overdo....

Hmmm, can you talk to the gym people or ask around to see if there's a gym buddy to hook up with? I've got a friend who wants me to join the gym so she won't have to go alone. I know there are others out there.....

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Quote for the Day

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love this quote.
Have a great day everyone!

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NUTRON3 12/7/2011 9:02AM

    Words to live by!

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TOPAZROSE 12/7/2011 7:59AM

    Great quote. Thank you.

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WELLNESSME09 12/7/2011 7:50AM

    Great quote, love it! thank you for sharing. emoticon

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JAVAGAL2 12/7/2011 7:08AM

    I love it, too! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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Quote of the Day

Monday, December 05, 2011

"We have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here."
- Mildred Taylor

Have a wonderful Monday!!

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CANDOK1260 12/6/2011 2:18PM

    love the quote

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TOPAZROSE 12/6/2011 6:50AM

    Thank you :))

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Quote for the Day

Thursday, December 01, 2011

"Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency."
- Maya Angelou

Have a great Thursday everyone!

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LNSYLVSDOGS 12/2/2011 5:57AM

    I like it!! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 12/1/2011 9:20PM

  Thx for sharing!

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Quote for the Day

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

- Albert Einstein

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

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ELISADENK 11/29/2011 7:26PM


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JIBBIE49 11/29/2011 4:18PM

My favorite quote is:

The hardest thing in life to do it make yourself do those things you want to do and to keep yourself from doing those things you don't want to do.

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MJ7DM33 11/29/2011 3:48PM

  True! emoticon

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BRANDTSGIRL 11/29/2011 12:23PM

    Love this ONE:)

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