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Haven't been feeling up to chatting...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I haven't blogged in awhile. That usually means I am not focused. That isn't really the case this time. I have been tracking and working out....have been losing too, but I am so stressed....the words just don't want to come out. Even now, it's taking me way too long to write this. My husband's work has locked him out. Now before any union haters start....I don't want to hear it. If the idea of unions offend you to the core...stop reading. Go find something else to do. I have had enough of reading peoples thoughtless comments about how my family is only getting what they deserve. Etc...

The stress level I feel on a daily basis has been pretty high. I am really surprised I have managed to continue eating right and working out. There is a lot of fear and unknown right now. We have very little (from our business) coming in and the company my husband works for is currently fighting unemployment. We have 4 kids...so this is not the best time to be out of work. Thankfully we had purchased our kids' Christmas presents in the fall.

It's very challenging keeping the food budget down....especially when the healthier options are usually more expensive. Ramen noodles are not the best choice when you are trying to shrink your bum.

I really don't have much else to say at this point. I really need to pull out of this rut.

By the way....if you need tires....buy something other than Cooper Tires for now. They have scabs in working my hubby's job.
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MILPAM3 12/25/2012 12:14AM

  Had all employers treated all employees fairly, no workers would have had to form unions. There are two sides to every story, so I'm sorry to hear people have been sharing unkind opinions. I pray things work out for you very soon.
God bless.

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LUVMYCRAZYKIDS 1/23/2012 9:45AM

    I'm happy to hear that you are still on track. I know how hard it is to talk to people about the whole job thing. You get sick of people asking "Has "hubby" had any luck?"...you know I WOULD TELL THEM if that were the case. I know people are only trying to help, but after 1 1/2 yrs of this, it becomes very frustrating.

Also, I grew up in a "union" family. My dad is in a stagehand's union which helped my husband (boyfriend at the time)make money in the summers between college. I don't say bad things about unions.

I want to just say, "have faith". Something will happen that will be better than before...it's just the waiting that's the killer. Very stressful.

You take care! I'll keep checking in...you don't have to chat, I just want to offer my support.

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MCCOURTT 12/17/2011 7:44PM

    I feed for you, it is NEVER good to be bad work environment. AND if there was ever a GOOD argument for Union, what is happening to your family right now is WHY there should be unions! My prays good out to you and your family. emoticon

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BILLALEX70 12/17/2011 7:27PM

    I feel your pain on many levels. I work for a non-union facility, but feel that unions do serve a purpose at times.

As for stress and money woes I completely understand. Tis the season, but feeling more bah humbug.

At least you're tracking and doing something. My stress has me eating poorly and not getting my exercise in.

Hope something turns around soon for you and hubby!

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JEEPINRED 12/15/2011 6:21PM

    Girl, I feel you. I noticed that sometimes the healthier choice is more expensive. And, I know all about Ramen Noddles, too. I think when we have kids our weight loss and journey to being healthier can be a bit harder especially when we are faced with less money. Take care.

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