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Is there room in my life for ME?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It must seem to others that I wake up with brushed teeth and combed hair.They all expect me to be on the READY to just go,go,go!Yesterday my best girlfriend asked me to lunch,I arrived and sat down began to order and my daughter called...MOM,I need you to pick up the kids(11&15)why? their dad is a no show!I had to run get the kids and take them home,come back to lunch and my friend had left!I called her to apologize only to be snarled at.I grabbed some salad and was on my way to see my doctor when my 17 Yr old called.Mom!I need a ride and nobody has answered(about to cry)we live maybe 2 miles from her job!I swing by to pick her up(im about to be late)and she is standing there socializing!I honked at her and embarrassed her in front of her friends(oh brother)I made in in the nick of time to see my doc.He proceeds to counsel and advise me about the added pounds.I am tired,aggravated and to top it off my DD wants me to drive her home.No!I yelled the pharmacy is downstairs!It took 75 minutes there and my DH calls and says Honey,Whats for dinner?ARG!!!!So,im on my way to the deli to grab a rotisserie chicken when my granddaughter calls and tells me her brother fell off the porch and he's bleeding.I rush over to him and he has a mild scratch and a black eye.I pulled out a bag of frozen peas plop it on his head,hand him some pain meds and rush back to the store only,to be told no chickens left!!Soooo,I had to get some raw chicken,weave through horrendous traffic,pull up to the garage and tell my DD,she can grill the chicken...Im laying down!HA!!Her job called her to cover a sick coworker and Im back on the road with half grilled chicken on my mind! emoticonWe make it to my DD's job on time and im pulling into the traffic once again and discover DH has brought home KENTUCKY FRIED!!!!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/13/2012 3:40PM

    Susan forgive the tough talking but everyone around you including you would be better off if you made yourself available for you first and foremost. I know this would be a profound change and I don't know if I could make this kind of change myself without professional help. Your family won't stop loving you if you let them do for themselves, they will actually appreciate you more, is my guess.
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FRAN0426 7/12/2012 12:25AM

    Oh my, I got tired reading this blog---you seems to be on the go way more than I did for my kids. Healthwise you need to put yourself first some of the time. I suggest you may try making a list of what you have scheduled for the week and post it so the entire family can see that some days you aren't available to be called upon---you need some real me time.

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MARTHASPARKS 7/11/2012 5:04PM

    Susan, you know that your girls take advantage of you. You allow it and there is a huge price to be paid for that. An 11 and 15 year old could have waited while you did something for yourself - like finish lunch with a friend or until their Dad showed up - he may have been running late. Your friend felt unloved and devalued and now you do, too. Think about your boundaries. We are all here to love and help our families but this is more than that, this is codependency and it's terrible for you. I LOVE your huge heart but limits are not bad. What would have happened if you had turned your phone off at lunch?

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IMNAHA 7/11/2012 4:14PM

    I am willing to bet its not just one day thats like that. Where would all these people be with out you?

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SOMKHE 7/11/2012 3:11PM

    Sounds to me like you need a day off or TWO!! Maybe talking to them and letting them know that you're not sitting around waiting for they're requests all day help?

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GAELA-I-CAN 7/11/2012 2:31PM

    Sounds way too frantic. Take some time time and relax. You surely deserve it. emoticon

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I hav'nt caught my tail yet!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Losing weight and keeping it off is a vicious cycle.I have yo-yo'd on and off 10 years.My Doc put me on Prednisone for my back.It has caused me to be hungry,puffy and irritable.I want to stop it asap but,he says I need it for now.I am terrified of gaining all my weight back.I am not eating too much at meals but,the nitpicky snacking is what hurts me.I had came so far and now the slippery slope called weight loss is up and down.My Doc says to ease up on exercise,calories and extra water!Until,my back gets healed up!!I was feeling sorry for myself and,singing the weight gain blues when my daughter said mom its not like you cant take it back off.I have a recurring dream where im as fat as a house and im eating a car!I am not giving up just hanging in there until the worst is over so,please Pray for me? emoticonSusan

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/13/2012 3:31PM

    Hmm. You lost all your extra weight. It's gone. If you gain any weight, it's new weight, not the old weight. Not YOUR old weight. That fat went and is gone, it isn't in the fat waiting room somewhere.
You got slim! Now you have put on some weight. You will stick to your resolve. That fat will go. You know how to lose it. And you need to practice not gaining it. emoticon

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MARVEEME 7/8/2012 7:10PM

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You Got It, Babygirl!
Prayers and Blessings!

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BLEGNER1 7/5/2012 2:28PM

    You are daily in my thoughts and prayers. Be wise with you snacking and less damage will be done.
God bless
Barb

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FRAN0426 7/4/2012 7:04PM

    I know about the effects of predisone, as have needed to be on it several times myself. I always got the puffy face, but the puffiness disappered after getting of the med. Hunger is also very common, and sure can make a for a long day when all you want to do is eat. Continue to hang in there it will get better---

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BEARRY50 7/3/2012 9:09PM

  Wow, I have just stumbled on your blog and what motivation you have had. Yes you have a bad back right now but You have lost the weight and any weight that you gain thru this episode, I have no doubt that you will take off as soon as you can. Keep you chin up and be brave! emoticon

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blessed with a NEW car!

Sunday, July 01, 2012

My Dh has dragged me through every car lot he could.I was at the end of our rope,pulled back and said to him lets do it today!!We did and have a brand new car to show for all the hard work!It's like taking a cool fresh breath of air!!I think we walked 20 miles of car lots hunting for THE CAR emoticonJust having the hunt be over is a blessing.I plan to take her for a spin and thoroughly enjoy it!!!Happy Sunday Ya'll emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARVEEME 7/3/2012 8:11AM

    YAY!
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MJ7DM33 7/1/2012 9:51PM

  That is really great! Happy driving!

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MNOT2THICK 7/1/2012 8:19PM

    Happy for you. Enjoy!

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LHLADY517 7/1/2012 2:58PM

    Enjoy it

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Man was my face red!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I was at the VA medical center with DH and was hit on by 3 older men!!I got so embarrassed that,I went to the restroom and left my glasses on the sink.After much searching and coming up empty,I was told that maybe someone turned them in.Sooooo,back to square one.I returned to all the stations we had been asking and nobody had them.Finally I asked security if there was a lost and found and I had lost my glasses.Maam,he replied someone just turned them in at the front information desk.I almost ran to get my glasses when a man asked was I single!!!NO!!!I was hot,tired of running back and forth and red in the face from all the gentlemen!!HAHAHA!My husband asked why my face was red and I just laughed!!It's hot I replied! emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARVEEME 7/3/2012 8:13AM

    Apparently...........YOU'RE HOT!


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GO girl!

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BOHEMIANCAT 7/1/2012 1:04PM

    that's good SueChris50! You must be looking good! You might tell your husband to keep a bit of excitement there....
Linda


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ANASONIC 6/29/2012 7:00AM

    A little affirmation is ALWAYS nice!

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MJ7DM33 6/28/2012 10:20PM

  I guess they liked what they saw!!! Whatever you are doing is working!!!

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KRYS210 6/28/2012 8:33PM

    Wow - you are looking good from the sounds of this. Keep up the great job.

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SPIRIT42013 6/28/2012 8:02PM

    How wonderful, ...I think. emoticon

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RPRAKASH1 6/28/2012 7:52PM

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JAMBABY0 6/28/2012 7:41PM

    All your hard work is paying off! Keep up the good work, glad you found your glasses too!

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The heat is on!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

At 6:30 this morning it was already HOT!The dog had to be pushed out the door to pee and my skin was clammy.The AC went out in my car yesterday and the tech cant get to it till Friday.I made my walk in the park with Bryan but he wasnt into it and called for his van ride.My Daughter met me and we walked together.We talked and laughed until time to go and my smile was worth the sweat,we were soaked but felt good!Im about to embark on a trip to the dentist w/o AC!!It's already 103 emoticonSUSAN

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 6/30/2012 10:49AM

    Get a fan going and hopefully cool off! Take care!

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MARTHASPARKS 6/28/2012 1:41PM

    Susan, you keep amazing me! We have a heat advisory and pollution alert, so I plan to walk later this evening. I'm glad you are doing well. Come back and see us on Baby Steps - we miss you!

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BLEGNER1 6/27/2012 12:37PM

    WOW! I believe it is great that you got the walk in even with the heat. We are supposed to be under a heat advisory starting tomorrow for at least three days. I will use you as an incentive to get out there and get things done.
God bless
Barb

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TRAVELISMYGAME 6/27/2012 11:00AM

    Gotta love the heat and humidity! Great job getting that workout in in spite of the weather. Try to stay cool and hydrated!

Tiffany
10k Leader

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MJ7DM33 6/26/2012 10:22PM

  Take care in the HOT weather! Drink plenty of water!!!

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RUNNER12COM 6/26/2012 5:09PM

    Oh, wow. I'm so grateful to be here in the cooler temps of San Diego. Stay cool!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/26/2012 2:42PM

    Wish I was there, it's rather fresh here, but the bulbs are starting to poke their heads up, so there is some sign of spring.
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