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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Yesterday I received blood work results from physical I had last week. And it told me something I already knew - I am pre-diabetic.

I had a hunch this is the news the blood work would produce.

The last six months have been very hard to endure - I separated from my husband, filed for divorce and started things all over again.

I am still living in the house we shared, which is under renovation.

I have taken a huge hit in my income, being on my own, which has had a result in the food that I purchase.

I have 4 jobs now, and I work every day. I tend to purchase food that is cheap and quick to make, because I am always out the door, running to the next appointment.

These test results have kind of brought my schedule to a screeching halt.

My friends and family tell me I am working too much and not taking care of myself.
They are right.

No time for good meals, no time for exercise, no time for restful sleep.

I need to change some things. Going back to Sparkpeople and keeping me accountable for my food choices and exercise will help me.

Hopefully, this divorce will be final in the next 30 - 45 days, and I can stop thinking about it and use that energy toward something positive.

And I am sure that as time passes, I will look back at this 6 month period and find things about it that were good, that helped me get stonger, that helped me develop my intiution and skills.

I just need to take things one day at a time and have patience.
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SHOES17 5/3/2012 9:25PM

    Hang in there...you are here...There are people here that can support you and your efforts. Your positive attitude is shining through!! emoticon

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GWTRIKER 5/3/2012 9:13PM

    I buy 3.5 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts at Aldis for about $6.00. I bake them all and then measure them into 3 or 4 oz portions and keep what I am going to use for the week in the fridge, and freeze a meal or two for later.

Good luck with what you are going through, I know it is very hard. One day at a time.

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SHERYLDS 5/3/2012 5:37PM

    quick meals 101.....
roast a chicken ...one night...take a serving ...put the rest in an airtight container.
buy bags of frozen veggies..buy varieties...mix things up....no waste.
buy a few 'condiment' seasonings.
nuke veggies, throw in some chicken, make a quick sautee.. you have a meal in 10 minutes.
Can't live without starch...make brown rice ahead of time save in air tight container.

need to stretch your budget further...buy canned beans and cut back on the chicken a little....substitute half beans/half chicken...healthy economical and delish.

It's all about looking for solutions.

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CATHYINLA 5/3/2012 11:53AM

    Hang in there. It will get better. 4 jobs at one time is a lot to take on. Try to find a way to get more balance in your life and TRACK, TRACK, TRACK food and exercise.

Good luck.,

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