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Ah...the weekend is here... finally!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Why should I care if the weekend is here or not? My days have pretty much been the same foodwise for the last two months... but what happens (outside of my eating) is similar to a show... always changing, always changing, always changing... no re-runs here!

Too much on your plate of life is just like too much food on your plate!
You can only consume so much and the excess seems to fall all around you, or pack you in.

When did my world become so ... so ... crazy? I remember saying yes to the work commitment and the church commitments and the singing commitments. I used to balance all of these with ease! What happened? Why do the days seem so short and the Q & As seem so long??? When did any of these become stressful?... they are not!

Please understand, I love my job, my boss, my hours! I love my Church, my class of 10-11-12yr olds that I teach. I love being on the RCIA team and helping adults to find their way to Christ. I love seeing my Church Community on Sunday mornings when my DH and I host the coffee and donuts to help build community. I love both of my choruses that I sing with and their directors. I love the sound that harmony makes when the chords are balanced just right. sigh... yes, I love all of these things... I love my DH, my kids and grandkids... and that includes the ones who live on their own and the ones who live in our home... I love it all!

I have to sort it out and see what is keeping me and my food on the "rush hour" plan...
Perhaps on Monday I will have cogitated enough to have an emerging plan for leveling my food and my life... but for today... one day at a time...
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CHERYLL1949 9/16/2012 12:44PM

    Sometimes too much is too much! emoticon

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CHATTIEGIRL 5/8/2012 4:30PM

    Hi Marijane;

I know the feeling but don't have as many things outside the home as you. Just on the go all the time around the home and yard. Then trying to start a business and taking classes online. Go, go, go, and I just get too tired to keep going. Have DGD every day for a few hours that take my time for homework, play time etch. Still try and exercise and eat healthy but can see my clothes are fitting a little snug so have to cut back but don't know where because I don't eat big meals. Just do what you can as we all do and keep yourself in check the best you can. God bless you always.

Smile Joyce

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GINGER1OF16 3/31/2012 7:33PM

    Ah, Marjijane. You do have a lot of yes choices, but those are all activities you WANT to do. I suspect that lack of no's is not the issue, but lack of yes's for ME TIME. If you are scheduling all those other things, then scheduling ME TIME is critical to your balance. You just have to remember how important you are and do it for your own well-being. "Be still and know...."
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MS.ELENI 3/31/2012 12:20PM

    you need to learn to say no sometimes and just take some you time.I think you are awesome emoticon

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 3/30/2012 7:24PM

    I know what you mean - I think some people, myself included, were born with a broken 'limit detector' so I tend to overdo everything - if one is good, then two must be better - if there is a need, I'll try to fill it - and so forth! It's crazy but I'm FINALLY learning how to pace myself.....well, a little bit. Sigh! Good luck to you and I can't wait to hear what kind of a plan you start with!
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1STATEOFDENIAL 3/30/2012 4:24PM

    Even though you love all of these things, maybe it's time to ask someone to come help you out. Is there anything that someone else can help you do? Sometimes just getting help with one thing tends to slow the stress and help us out. But maybe the first step is just writing down EVERYTHING that takes up your time. This includes things like cooking, doing laundry, traveling to and from places, etc. What on this list can you cut out (can't stop driving to work, but maybe you can adjust your hours to avoid the worst of rush hour) and what can you ask for help doing (can your family help with household chorse)?

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CIVIAV 3/30/2012 1:29PM

    Sounds like you are working too hard at loving all things and losing yourself in the midst. Always such a need to balance and defining balance as saying no is something I've never been good at.
I like the analogy off an overfull plate. We can use a smaller plate. Put less on it or just pick and choose from what's piled high.
Hmmmm....

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