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Stress and starting over

Monday, June 23, 2014

Stress...it does so much. I found out in March that I won't be back at the school, I currently teach at, in the fall. Our school is still in session, we go year round with periodic breaks. Budget cuts from the state are my demise here. So, I have been applying for every teaching job under the sun. I most likely will have to take a pay cut, but I will be working. Only had one interview so far. I have not been exercising regularly. It went from six times a week to one. Just don't feel it. Not motivated. This is making me extra tired and I just want to sleep. At times I feel up for it but then again not at the same time.

  
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ROXYZMOM 6/24/2014 7:17AM

    Bring on spark everyday is a good first step. Take care of yourself and everything else will fall into place.

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SHINEONYOU 6/23/2014 9:33AM

    I'm sorry for the bad news, re: your job. I'm friends with a lot of teachers and I know how stressful that life can be because of state budgets.

It's okay to let yourself feel unmotivated and bummed sometimes, I think, but the important thing is to get past it. That's tough sometimes.

GOOD LUCK.

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ROBBIEY 6/23/2014 9:21AM

  Push thru this period. Try to set small goals such as 10 minutes per day of physical activities until you can get back to your routine. Good Luck with your job hunt and don't be too down about it. It will improve. Just keep pushing forward.


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Week 1 down

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Week 1 of no starches went better than I could expect. I had headaches the first two days but managed to get through the week. People at work asked if I was feeling cranky. Not really. Anyway, weighed myself this morning and I was down 4 lbs. That is the biggest loss I've ever had ever. Plus I feel smaller. I'm not bloated anymore. I don't even miss having the starches. It's tough when I make dinner for the family but I'll just have a salad with some tuna on it and I'm satisfied.

  
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DESTINATUS 1/26/2014 12:21AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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No wheat or starch

Monday, January 20, 2014

Day 1 of my no wheat or starch. It felt hard but in reality wasn't. I'm also adding more fish and trying different vegetables to my menu which was my New Year's resolution. So today I made myself fish for lunch. I guess it looked good so my daughter asked if she could have it. She never eats fish so I gladly gave it to her. For my lunch I had a huge salad and some vegetable broth.
Now the end of the day, I'm not bloated or gassy. Perhaps wheat and starch was making me feel 10x larger than I really am. I'm hoping cutting these things out of my diet will get the scale moving again.

  


Re-starting

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

For the past month I haven't done much regarding eating well and exercising. The result...a six pound gain. Shocked? No. I had a talk with myself and if I want to fit in my clothes again I need to get back on it. Yesterday, did really well. Went for a walk - and got hubby to come along too! My excuse for not exercising. My son using the computer so I can't play my dvds to exercise in my room. Ha! Lame. My answer: got out the portable dvd player we used on car trips. That's right. No excuses. Can't wait to do my Zumba tonight.

  
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PATSYB7 8/22/2013 6:16AM

    Great job busting your excuse with the portable DVD player!
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KNYAGENYA 8/21/2013 1:59PM

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ROXYZMOM 8/21/2013 8:11AM

    Yayyyy! Glad to "see" you back!

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LYNMEINDERS 8/21/2013 7:35AM

    Woohoo...go you....you can so do it

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don't feel like it

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lately don't feel like exercising and pretty haven't pushed it the past two weeks. I've also not watched what I've eaten. The result...5 pound gain over two weeks. Not surprised. Need to get my mojo back but not sure how. Going to start up my protein shakes twice a day again and just force myself to exercise.

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/30/2013 8:56PM

    you sound like me, always trying to figure out ways to get myself to do the things I need to do and don't always do!
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MOTHEPRO 7/30/2013 3:10PM

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NHES220 7/30/2013 9:25AM

    Even if I don't want to exercise, I just get started and once I start I usually keep going. Tell yourself you'll just do 10 minutes, once you get 10 minutes in, you'll probably keep going. It is just about getting started, getting off the couch and going outside for a walk/run, getting to the gym or going for a bike ride.
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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/30/2013 9:10AM

    I hear ya' ....some days I "don't feel like it" either. The summer's half over, routine is erratic... whatever. I haven't lost ground, but I haven't made much progress either. I talk to myself and convince myself to press on, knowing that if I don't, I'll be totally miserable with the result. On the other hand, I know that sticking with it... tracking, exercising... will put me in a better mindset to keep on going.
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SANDYCRANE 7/30/2013 8:36AM

    Been there and am still there. I think I am getting bored as I spend the majority of my day alone. In fact if it were not for Spark People I would be getting my health back all alone. Do not give up, keep tracking and reading the articles. Reading the blogs always gives me some much needed motivation. Sometimes it helps to go back and think about why you started your journey. You can do this.

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DWSCHUYLER 7/30/2013 6:30AM

    Have you tried a different kind of exercise? I get easily bored , and I mean easily! My main form of exercising is with DVDs or Wii, so I have a HUGE collection of different ones, so I look forward to choosing which one to exercise with. emoticon

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SIFUMARY1 7/30/2013 6:05AM

    Most of us get like this occasionally. Like they say have your "pity party" and move on. LOL

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