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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


It's rough coming home from vacation. The real world smacks you around and all those mundane tasks rear their ugly heads-the laundry, meals, dumb other things you gotta do like get a car to pass the WHOLE ugly California thing for the want of one light....ooops...trying to be better, not bitter...

When the realization hit today that we were OUT of a few things, I took on my Procurement role and headed to the local Target for retail purchase and walking/shopping therapy. That last option is why I'm writing today. As I continue to ponder why I just keep on struggling to start being more healthy and eat the same stuff over and over (I keep telling myself that I really don't want to change how I eat, and I really don't today) i found myself wandering past the magazines. I have no idea why I did this, really. Something inside me said "Look for SOMETHING to inspire me to work on the health issues"... so....I looked.... scanned...hunted.........

Airbrushed women, beautifully placed food, careful settings greeted my eyes. So many magazines touted information on "healthy tips", "make your mate fulfilled", "drop that size", etc. that I should have seemingly found what I was looking for. But just as 20 years later U2 hasn't found it, I haven't either.
I am fed up and frustrated with this whole thing.
I know it takes time.
I know it takes motivation.
I have neither.
And something in me at that moment cried inside.

Perhaps you've been there. Perhaps you can say "Done that. Bought the t-shirt."

Short of miracles, I don't know what else to do. Even here. I know what to do.


I"m overwhelmed right now.

...thanks for listening....
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  • -H0LY-Y0GA-
    What a terrific blog. I know it is from a while back and I hope you are still steering clear of the magazines! I have had to really filter out what I allow in my house magazine-wise. I got a couple of cheap subscriptions last year for "healthy" mags but they were very unhealthy for me! (and unhealthy images for the kids to see as well)

    Thanks for a great blog!
    3076 days ago
    I think we have all been overwhelmed about this at one time or another. Just hang in there. Remember, this mood won't last forever. "Tomorrow is another day", to quote Scarlet O'hara in Gone With The Wind.
    3133 days ago
    I'm sorry you are so overwhelmed right now. I can relate.
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    3134 days ago
    Step back from the magazines, ma'am.
    Your blog is SO funny, and SO true, and SO real life. Keep working at it, as you said, it does take time.
    Thanks for posting.
    3134 days ago
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