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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I am overwhelmed. I hardly have had time to work out and watch what I eat for the last few weeks. I'm not doing well on my goal for myself.
I have been working full time, taking care of my dad full time while my mom has been in the hospital. She has been there for a month and looks like she is not coming home any time soon. The stress of taking care of them and their situation, working, going back and forth to hospital and then coming home to try to spend time with my baby is getting to me. I am so exhausted and have so much to catch up on.... I don't know when to exercise. It upsets me that I can't find time to do this. I'm trying to eat good but it goes down hill wtih the exhaustion and the stress. I have been to the doctor and have gotten more blood pressure medicine.
I'm not taking care of myself. This is all very depressing. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate them.
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CHALLENGER15 1/31/2013 2:05AM

    It certainly seems true for so many of us that when it rains, it pours.

It sounds as if you are doing so many things, and doing them well.

One thing that I try to do during tough times is to do just the very basics: get enough water, make tracking easier by doing groupings of meals, and repeating those meals if I need to make the rest of my life easier. I really eat only three breakfasts, and two of those are not very often, so I have three groupings for breakfast in my tracker - one titled Healthy Breakfast, one titled B&G, and one titled Breakfast Out, which is my usual one egg, two slices of bacon, and one slice of toast.

For exercise, when I am working, I consider that maybe I just need to do a minimum - which I have set at 20 minutes - and I do 10 minutes of walking before the start of my day, and 10 minutes during my break/lunch time. And then I am done if that is all that I can do.

Perhaps these suggestions help.

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ASOBFALLS 1/30/2013 11:05AM

    emoticon for blogging. You don't have time to add one more thing to your schedule, but a bit of venting is a good thing. The Blog is helpful for that.
When you put it all out there like that, we can see the stress you are under.

This will not last forever...there is a light at the end of the tunnel....you will reach that light. I know that because, we women are strong!

May I pray for you? God in Heaven, please wrap JL in your arms of love and breath peace into her mind today. Amen

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