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It can't be done...

Saturday, April 06, 2013

At least, I don't think it can.
I can't work full time night shift, be up all day with my little ones, support my husband as he works 65 hours/week for peanuts, keep the house clean, laundry done, have energy to be intimate with my husband, and spark.
I have not been drinking soda for over 2 weeks now. I walk daily with the kids. I am so tired of pulling that wagon around the neighborhood but the kids seem to enjoy it. We go to the playgrounds around the neighborhood and over and up hills. Today we took the wagon with the 10 month old in it and my two year old rode her tricycle. She did really well. We don't live on a super flat road so for her to be able to pedal up the hills is pretty impressive.
And I still have to go back to school to get my degree for work. My new contract gives me seven years to complete my bachelors, it sounds like a long time, but I feel like it will fly by and I better get started.
So I have to make better choices and incorporate them into the life I lead. Seems simple, right? I don't see how I can dedicate 60-120 min a day to my elliptical, which is how I lost 30 pounds before.
We don't eat out very often. So I don't see how I need to curb restaurant eating at this point. These are the musts for now:
Quit smoking.
Duh.
Give up pop, drink water. I don't seem to be thirsty when I'm not craving a pop, so I'm sure I'm dehydrated.
Take vitamins.
Make better meal choices. Meal planning will help this, also end the daily deliberation on what to serve my kids.

The kids are growing so fast. I wish I had the energy to keep up with them.
But we are all getting over bad colds.
And this month of April, I am working full time to pay off some bills. I'm so fortunate and grateful to have a great job with unlimited available overtime whenever I need it. I work like crazy for a few days, then take a few weeks rest, then back to it...get those bills paid down!
Keep sparking, friends!
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LOVINGAFRICA 4/8/2013 2:39PM

    Oh goodness, NO. That is a lot of stuff to do in 24 hours.
Just hang in there....

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