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Monday, January 28, 2013

These last two weeks have just been downright challenging for me. Normally, I'm on here every day several times a day checking in with friends, logging my stuff, reading, etc. Well, I just haven't had the time for it, and I'm so sorry for that. I know that it will get better, but I think I just got overwhelmed with SO MUCH! I'm still eating healthy and exercising, although it's been a challenge.

One thing that has completely thrown me off my game has been the absence of my DH. He has been at his job for a little over a year. One of the requirements of his job is to do a "one year anniversary" type training (basically an advancement of knowledge and clearance to do more). Well, his initial training was right here in town in 2011, but this one....we weren't so lucky. He is in a different city for the better part of three weeks, and I'm miserable. He is my better half in so many more ways than just claiming it. I have had to handle my full time job, the dogs, ALL the household chores, AND prepare all my meals and make time for the gym and time to talk to him when he can (which is highly sporadic). I'm completely overwhelmed. emoticon

I know I sound like a giant pansy, because I know there are women out there who work FT, are married, with kids and go to school and STILL manage to be superwoman around the house and look like Barbie doll. I'm just not that woman. It's hard keeping it all together without my helper and I haven't felt all too well either. I miss my routine and my sparking and most of all, I miss all of my spark friends. I have made a vow to at least make attempts to be better at this. There is just so much going on right now, some of which I can't even talk about. So, for all of you out there who I always encourage and communicate with...know that I still care for each and every one of you, and I'm still cheering you along in my heart even if I haven't been the best about it these past few weeks. I know when my DH returns, life will go back to somewhat normal. emoticon Until then, please bear with me! emoticon
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DATMAMA4 1/30/2013 11:50AM

    I don't function nearly as well when my hubby isn't around, so I can empathize with what you're going through! Thankfully, this isn't long-term and he'll be home before you know it, though it may not feel like it right now.

We're here for you if you need the long-distance cheering!

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DRASADAF 1/29/2013 2:01AM

    Its OK...just move on normally...its a matter of just a few days...
and not all fulltime working moms and wives look like barbie dolls...LOL..not me time for that...honestly....

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MITZY7 1/29/2013 1:42AM

    Hang in there! I am going through the same thing as you right now. My DH is away at a conference for the week, and I am struggling over here. I can't wait for him to be back. I couldn't image 3 weeks! I don't know how single parents do it!!

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_LINDA 1/29/2013 1:37AM

    Its great you could find the time to fill us in with what is going on with you -yes that sure is busy and getting two dogs exercised and looked after is almost the same as having kids :P Just try to get done the most important things first each day and anything else as you have time. Three weeks is a long time without your hubby but it will be over before you know it!
Way to go trying to keep up your healthy lifestyle -remember you don't always need a gym -double up your fitness and jog with your dogs instead, getting good exercise for you both!
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SUSAN-IS-WORTHY 1/28/2013 9:45PM

    No worries on feeling overwhelmed and out of sorts with your husband being out of town. My husband travels quite often for work too, and I notice my food and exercise plans getting completely out of wack and needing to re-adjust every time he leaves, and then again when he comes back. You are definitely not alone in this!

I have been thinking of you often and hope all is well!

Keep on Sparking, my friend! You will reach your goals--one pound, one inch at a time!

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ZIGGY7611 1/28/2013 8:48PM

    Sorry you are feeling so overwhelmed Sweetie! Hang in there! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 1/28/2013 4:26PM

    It's HARD to do all that! I don't believe in super women. :D

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KBRADFORD88 1/28/2013 2:25PM

    Oh my. I hate when my hubby is gone even for a day. It messes with my head. I just work better knowing he is coming home and I can let down mentally. Take care of you and be kind. It;s only a few weeks...make some sticky notes and count down the days and the ways you can stay on track. emoticon

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NAN111 1/28/2013 2:10PM

    Sorry to hear things are out of whack right now, but that's great you're sticking with your diet and exercise. Just do what you can do and don't worry about what you 'should' be doing. Don't be so hard on yourself. Just one more week to go and things will be back to normal. You can do it!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/28/2013 12:54PM

    Good luck!

You should cook big batches of food so you have lots of healthy leftovers: it doesn't take much more time to make enough spaghetti and veggie sauce for 4 days than it does for 1, and if you preportion it into containers, you can grab and go :) Same with soup and salads. One less thing to worry about!

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