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Too busy doesn't matter


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It's too late tonight to write a blog, but I'm going to do it anyway.

I've been too busy and too stressed out to focus on eating and exercise...at least that's what I've been telling myself.

I taught four classes this fall at two different colleges, and all of them had some particular challenges (one was at a new college, one was taken on at the last minute, one was new to me, etc.). And this spring, I'm teaching four classes again...with some particular challenges, including having taken on a couple of research projects.

And -- I mentioned last fall that I was diagnosed with an autoimmune skin issue that I've been working on healing.

I've been making progress on healing...but I'm not all the way there. I have a doctor appointment AND a birthday coming up in one month. I'd like to have good news...and be feeling better in my body by then.

And in the meantime since last fall, I've gained weight. Not good. I'm officially back in "overweight" territory and I'm feeling uncomfortable in a lot of my clothes.

Food choices and activity will make a difference in my healing, I believe. And food choices and activity will certainly make a difference in helping me get my weight down to where I feel better.

Why not start now? Busy, not busy? It will always be so. Anxious? Sad? Happy? Feelings come and go. I can find other ways to soothe myself.

So:

Too Busy to cook? Keep apples and carrots and yogurt around for a quick meal in case I don't have time to cook.

Stressed? Same: Apples and carrots have a nice crunch and a sweet taste!

Stressed? Make exercise and meditation a priority. Go to bed on time. Take a nap when you can.

None of this is new. I have a new twist on that old saying: Fall down 100 times, get up 101...or as many times as it takes.

I'm too busy to focus on healthy eating and exercise, but I'm going to do it anyway.

Be well, everyone.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TIG123GER 7/16/2013 8:32AM

    See you haven't posted in awhile.....hope you had a good birthday and good news from the doctor? Thinking of you often. I know that busy does happen but you have to make YOU a priority and do what you need to do to be healthy and happy. You got this!!!

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CRYSTALJEM 3/13/2013 10:38AM

    Loved this. Reality and life goals have a head on collision. The good news is we can survive and thrive from these collisions. Your plan is great - and if you don't mind I'm copying it. Sometimes the simple obvious things are the ones I've missed. The "quick healthy cheat" meals were what I was really missing I think, and just the other day I started to get that taken care of.

Let's have a bd celebration - a virtual party when your special day arrives. Make sure to let us know - and we'll even make it healthy..... although the bonus of those wonderful spark goodies is that even the "poor choices" are "virtual"ly calorie free!

Ok... nuf said. Rock your life otherwise it'll rock you instead. :)

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DOODIE59 3/12/2013 9:49PM

    Just keep trying, and oh, the places you'll go:)

Hang in there. I have found it very helpful to look at food in terms of: "What has the biggest nutritional bang for the buck?" For some reason, posing this question is very helpful in directing me toward better choices. I think the fact that the question empowers me to choose the positive option is very powerful. Nutritional healing = very potent weapon in the fight for better health. We can do this.
Deirdre


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FOUNDER3 3/12/2013 7:34PM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks as though we are both in a pretty tough place at the same time. So sorry about your health issues. Prayers for healing.

Good luck working out the teaching situation and finding a way that works for you to coordinate it all.

I appreciate the support, and sending mine along to you.

God Bless, and one day at a time.

Bonnie

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BILLB000 3/12/2013 7:25PM

    I want to share a quote I put into my last blog. "I haven't failed. I have just found 10000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison.

You have not failed. You are in control of the process and you are heading yourself in the right direction. It is so hard to to have the energy and time when you are so busy. You have done what I had to do a couple of weeks ago. Just declare some direction for yourself. Allow you to take charge.

You blog is very affirming for you! I am impressed. Good luck and God bless.


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BOHEMIANCAT 3/12/2013 6:26PM

    I know how hard it is, been there! You can do it!

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NONIE_C 3/12/2013 6:11PM

    I agree. We need to reclaim time for ourselves and our self-care!!!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 3/12/2013 5:56AM

    It's so tough, sometimes, to balance our lives. You'll figure it out. I hope you get good news on your skin issue. Pat

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