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Focus on Wellness

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I had a breakdown last week. Not the "I am so stressed, life sucks" type of breakdown, but the type where you realize that you CANNOT do anymore, you cannot add one more thing to your plate or that crack is going to cause a deafening shatter.

As some of you know, I lead a chaotic life. Work, school, kids, husband, kid's activities, etc... I have taken the back burner for far too long. What has this accomplished? Nothing. I am tired, crabby, look horrible and I have made horrible choices nutrition wise. I managed to gain back all of the weight I fought to lose. As if that isn't bad enough, the feeling of defeat has taken over. I know it's time for some serious re-vamping.

I am still up in the air about my fall semester. I am currently enrolled for 12 credits. I am debating whether or not to take the semester off. With work and a family, school has been pretty stressful. I think my body has had it! I have permanent dark circles under my eyes and let me tell you how sick I am of hearing "you look tired today! " from at least one co-worker during the day...I know I look tired, I FEEL tired too!

I have started to work out again. NOT crazy like I was....but my goal is SOMETHING every day. I still have summer semester to finish up, so time is limited, but I have to start somewhere.

My mini goals (goals that should be easy to instill, at least I hope!)

emoticon emoticon Fit in Fitness

emoticon Get more sleep

emoticonSet a better example for my children

emoticonTry to avoid the pressures of losing weight quickly and remember slow and steady wins the race!

I think my biggest problem is I am 150% dedicated at first and then I fizzle out...maybe I need to just be 90% dedicated consistantly. I don't know, but I DO KNOW that I have to keep trying.

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JLSPARKLES 7/17/2012 9:23AM

    Thank you Deanna!

My mom is encouraging a break from school, she sees that the stress has caused major issues with my health, like hair loss, chronic fatigue, etc...

I may have to listen to her for once emoticon

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NANA2JONEMIMAT 7/11/2012 10:27AM

    Sometimes we have to step back and see what we have on our "plate", literally and figuratively. You can't function properly for long periods of time with little sleep, it does affect you and others around you.

I looked back over your previous blogs and you had good insight on what you were doing at that time. Only YOU know what is best for YOU.

The last 12 credits vs taking a semester off is a hard decision. My DD worked full-time, did 12 credits and planned a wedding. Was a tough time for her. What if you only did only part of that? Stress wouldn't be as much.

Your mini-goals sound like a good plan. We all have to keep on trying or the alternative is giving up and that is not an option.

Good Luck with your plan. emoticon

Deanna in Dacula, GA

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