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    IRISHDANCERMOM2   4,145
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Still here, still doing ok.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Hi all! I've just had such a hard time getting time to be online. There should be no excuses but....

It seems like it should be easy to spend 30 mins a day on SP but it's a challenge. I'm a mom's taxi (as many of us are) to two busy young teens. They have activities that are several days a week with 1/2 hour drives each way. I commute to the city for work - one hour each way with traffic.

And, the biggest time killer is I have to go to bed every night between 9 and 10pm. I actually must have at least 9 hours of sleep a night. Who else needs that much sleep??? I have always been that way. I used to fall asleep at school all the time when I was a kid, I struggle to stay awake at any meeting longer than 1 hr and I have fallen asleep at them. It's amazing I haven't been brought into my director's office yet (I've dozed off at 2 of her team meetings.)

Another small problem, is that I'm not very social. I feel like I live in my head, and am happy in quiet and dark. I would like to connect with people but just don't. It's weird but I'm not lonely either. Maybe I will when I'm an "empty nester".

BUT - I have to get with my friends on SP, follow your journeys as well. I may not add much, but I take away alot that keeps me motivated the time I am able to spend online. Feels selfish but I acknowledge that.

I got wrapped up in personal challenges for the past 6 weeks. I'm pretty much past them. I've yo-yo'd a bit, up and down 3-4 lbs with lots of emotional eating and little exercise but am happy to say I'm down to the weight I left at the end of Oct. I am looking at it as a blip in my life, but will learn as these will happen that I can still reign in the motivation. I'm happy to have not gained it all back - that's my accomplishment. I anticipate Christmas eating will challenge me a bit, but I am lucky that I don't typically go out much to eat other's home baked goodies. I really love turkey and cranberry sauce though! My baked good weakness is Nanimo squares made with real butter. Whoever came up with those must have been only 90 lbs.

Ultimately, I'm doing ok. And even proud of that. :)
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WALLAHALLA 12/7/2012 7:49PM

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NKOUAMI26 12/7/2012 3:39PM

    Good for you!

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REDSMIRK 12/7/2012 10:08AM

    Glad to hear you're on your path! That's terrific. Keep it up, and don't worry about checking in too much, just as much as you need. Cheers!

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ANDREWMOM 12/7/2012 9:21AM

    I sometimes go a week or so with out logging on (I do it at work even though I should not!). Keep plugging and have a great day!

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