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My life has imploded

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I am taking a long break from here. My life has imploded and worrying about my weight is just not important, in the least. Whether I'll ever be back is debatable. I can't handle worrying about my weight when I have to worry about not having a car anymore, no job )and now can't get one without a car), and no money.

I can only hope that I won't end up homeless in the meantime, which is the next bottom to hit. I only have 11 weeks more on emergency unemployment. Things can't really get any worse, unless I die. Actually, in some ways that would be a relief.
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RFAIRBA 10/19/2008 5:47PM

    OK, There is no giving up!!
WE all have moments we we just want to quit, Yes I too wanted to quit my weight loss program but with the suport of people like you that keep me going. I need you, Your kids need you, and the world would be a lonely place with out you in it. Talking does help, It allows you to see things from a different perspective.
Remember, Life is a journy, you are currently going down a dark path. You don't need to see the destination just the next few feet in fornt of you.
This is just like a bike ride , you may not always see the end of the journy when you are on the bike you can just see the next few feet. If you get off the bike and stop peddeling you are certain to never make it to your destination.
Lets get on and go for a ride together.... emoticon

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HPTEAGUE 10/14/2008 9:36AM

    You can do it even without a car. Seems inconceivable but it is possible. My brother lost his car for other reasons and was w/o a license for over a year. He still made it to work thanks to support from family and friends. Do you live anywhere near a bus route? I know it's not much money - but places like Meijer (a staple in the GR area) are always on a bus route and many of the Meijer stores in our area are hiring in the service area. It's certainly not ideal, but I think it would do you good to at least be out of the house and feel like you're doing something while looking for something else. Don't give up hope and I agree with the other posters that this is a very positive community - one which you should not leave.

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SOOKMI 10/14/2008 12:22AM

    Dear Marketing Mom, it sounds like you need to maintain some positives in your life. Perhaps staying in contact here could be one of those. I too have been unemployed for over 6 months largely due to depression and anxiety. I do not get unemployment at all. I believe that by next year I will lose my house to foreclosure. Don't feel sorry for me but know that many of us out here do know and understand what you are going thru. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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THEGARDENCHICK 10/13/2008 9:14AM

    I understand what you are saying about your weight being the last of your worries. Don't forget that you have a lot of us behind you willing to lend a shoulder and an ear regardless of what you are eating. I speak for a lot of us when I say we do truly care. It seems odd that we have all never met, but can forge strong bonds. Life is a strange and twisted creature sometimes. So no matter what is going on please remember we are here and willing to listen.

PS my mom was a school bus driver. She started the day I started school and retired when I graduated. Its not bad pay and provides great hours for those with kids.

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MINICOOPER452 10/12/2008 11:25PM

    I too, am praying for you right now and will continue to until you're back on your feet. AND, I agree with TATASTHA, don't worry about the weight right now......don't give yourself a free-ride, but don't stress over that at this time. I also think that a school bus driver might be a good idea. Another thought is what I do, schools are always looking for paras for special needs kids. And they're especially looking for subs. Now, yes, I know that might mean you need a car depending on where the schools are near you. They're also looking for subs and hires in the lunchrooms and you might be able to find someone you could ride with.
I've also "been there, done that" and we're going through some tough times right now too. You have support from people who know just how you feel. Please, please hang in there and stay here even if it's just for encouragement and friends.
Love and Blessings.
Carla


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TATASTHA 10/12/2008 9:17PM

    OK, first of, all don't think that way. I know it seems desperate right now (been there done that) but sometimes the only way to go is up and you are on your way up. Here is a thought. School bus driver! Most areas are wanting drivers and they will train you. It may not be the thing you want to spend the rest of your life at. That is OK! but it can help you over this hump. I started driving over about 10 years ago when I was laid off as a nurse. (Government restructuring of hospitals) and I have been back & forth from school bus driver & charter driver for the the past few years. It will not make me rich but it is a living. Check it out.

I do not care if you loose the weight you want to, that is only a bonus. I care about you!! let me know how you are doing.

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UKMIRANDA 10/12/2008 9:08PM

    Just wanted to let you know that I am saying a little prayer for you. I, too, am jobless and know how stressful it can be. I pray that your life gets on the track you want it, and that you focus on doing what's best for yourself in the meantime.

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FAITHSWISH 10/12/2008 8:26PM

  I'm so sorry , I hope you find a way to build yourself back up soon......good luck! emoticon

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