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Ugh - Frustrated again

Friday, August 03, 2012

I am in such a weird mood today. I am easily annoyed (good thing my husband left for work or we would probably be divorced by the end of the day), don't feel like doing anything (working out, work, cleaning, even just sitting), and am really frustrated with myself.

Things I think can be contributing:
I just got a 2nd job because we are still having money issues and started yesterday.
My weight is fluctuating between 171 and 177. But I am not sure what is going on. I feel like i'm losing control.
The weather really sucks. I hate having the air on instead of my windows open.
I only have $20 until I get paid again on the 15th.

I know how to fix it - I want to run. I want to go for a run and really let my frustration out. But, MY DARN ANKLE IS SCREWED UP AGAIN! I think I'm going to have to go back to the arthritis doctor and start getting shots. I am so scared of needles so I've been putting it off.

I always tell people to make a list of good things when they are down so I'm going to try that.
Even with the poopy economy I have two jobs and my husband is employed.
My husband is supportive of my journey and doesn't judge me at all when I slow down.
I was complimented by a stranger on my cute hair yesterday.
My puppies.
I have lost a 1.5 inches in my arms and actually have muscles!
Last weekend I did 13.1 miles in 3:38. Now I don't have to panic about my half marathon coming up in October. I am not sure how much training I'll be able to do with the new job on the weekends.

It's not like I'm going to up and quit today because I don't think I can go back to how I was living. I feel so much better most of the time and love being able to do the stairs and not get winded. UGH.

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    I get yah! I started a second job a few months ago. its not easy, its really really hard. You are just going to have to start adapting to your new schedule and make sure you dont sacrifice your health!
    1991 days ago
  • OFF938
    Now is the time to go back and read the posts in your blog when you broke through, i.e., got into those smaller jeans. Remind yourself of where you've been and how good it felt to finally get here. Then, allow yourself a bad day, then get back on the wagon. You don't have to be on top of the world every single minute! I imagine the 2nd job has thrown you for a loop and it sounds like you are feeling a bit overwhelmed. Once you create a schedule and can quit worrying about not having time for your goals, you'll be fine. Promise!
    1995 days ago
    I hate bad days, but these are the days that define us. Sorry to hear about your ankle. My mama has lots of problems with her lower body and she does chair yoga! I know it sounds stupid but she really enjoys it. It clears her head and lets her feel loads better. Good luck, keep your chin up!
    1995 days ago
    Sorry you're having a bad day--I've so been there. Try to do something nice for yourself to help fix your mood. Maybe stretching or swimming so it's not hard on your ankle?

    1995 days ago

    my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 100 pounds.

    i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

    we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

    1995 days ago
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