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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Well it's been an insane few months for me. The end of July started a whirlwind of activity and there has been no signs of it letting up since. I started a new job in July, school and cub scouts started again for both my son and I in August, I started selling Scentsy in September and October has been a fury of family drama. I've been in a precarious balancing act with everything I have going on and it hasn't been easy. I think the worst part of all of this is that I haven't had a lot of time for myself or my son and my eating habits have gone down the drain. Let me explain a little bit.

Here is what my days generally look like Monday through Friday:

I get up by 8 am, get ready and am out the door by 9 am. I go to school by either 10 or 11 am (depending on what day it is). I get done with school by either 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm (again depending on what day it is). I eat lunch and go to work 3 pm to 7 pm. When I get home (around 7:30 pm) I make sure my son has done his homework and give him his medicine, spend a little bit of time with him, then put him to bed. I then eat dinner at around 8-8:30 pm. Around 9 pm I start on homework until midnight when I go to bed. Then I get up and do it all again the next day.

I have no time to work out other than the little bit of time between classes when I walk to class or up and down the stairs. I have to eat out for lunch everyday because I don't have time to come home and eat. I go to school in one city, work in another and live in yet another and I am in each of those cities Monday through Friday. I (thankfully) have not gained or lost any weight since my last weigh in, I'm still plateauing, which is frustrating, but better than gaining with the eating habits I'm having to employ right now. I can say I did buy a Nia DVD so I could work out at home rather than having to chisel the time out of this insane schedule to go to a class. I've gotten to use it once... yep, you read it right.. once. Even my weekends are full 99% of the time.

Don't get me wrong, I'm loving everything that's going on (other than the family drama, I could do without that little bit of joy); it's just a lot. I'm the den leader for my son's cub scout den. It is a lot of fun working with the boys. I'm hoping I can keep making things fun for them. The past couple of meetings, the boys have seemed to really enjoy themselves. Last year was the complete opposite (I wasn't the leader last year). I just hope I can get back on track with my weight loss soon. I haven't given up, I think I've just paused until I can get my life back under control. I'm open to suggestions on ways I can squeeze in some exercise time.

Ok, I have to get going. I have a prescription to pick up before I head to class. I haven't forgotten all of you, I just haven't had time to get on and chat with you and check up on you all!
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BATCHICK 10/25/2012 11:11AM

    sparkpeople has amazing 10 minute videos, stregth and cardio. That what I do when my time is limited.

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SONIA260 10/25/2012 10:10AM

    wow! You are crazy busy...but congrats on the maintain....that's a huge victory, an d I love reading that you are using the stairs!!

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