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Living Life?

Monday, April 22, 2013

I feel like I'm just floating through life and not really living it. Every day it's the same thing, get the kids up and out the door for school, have lunch with the hubby, kids and hubby come home from school/work, have dinner, hit the gym (most days)....rinse and repeat. I don't have anything that I'm excited about anymore. I used to be excited about going to the gym since I knew that I would be seeing the results in my body but for the last six months I have been losing and gaining the same 6-7 lbs over and over. Though I'm not giving up...I will get back to where I was a year and half ago.

I need to find the happiness I had a year or so ago. Not that I don't have happy times, but on a regular basis I can't say that. Here's to looking more into myself and get past this floating feeling of life.

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KALISWALKER 10/31/2013 5:46PM

    I understand how you feel. Sometimes we have to change things up so we can re-spark. I will send you an invitation to the next 5% Challenge.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/13/2013 9:03AM

    Have you felt this way before? Is this how you felt before you released all that weight, and then gained some weight?
Is this what the fat is for? To insulate you and help you float around in your life?

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MSGETHEALTHY35 5/13/2013 11:44AM

    I know I'm late responding and I know what you mean. Maybe try thinking about some hobbies, etc that you used to do and reconnect with one of those. Like for me i like finding out about different arts, crafts, and DIY things to do to improve my home. I used houzz(app) for house ideas and Pinterest is great for ideas from health to DIY projects. Depending on what's your interest trust me just being on Pinterest will spark some ideas. I have also signed up for volunteering programs and go help others. Push through those feelings and find some things just for you that make you excited. It may take a little time but I have been there this too shall pass. emoticon emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 4/23/2013 3:17PM

    I hear you! Sometimes I feel the same way, try doing something different maybe a fun family day trip or a night away with your DH, Thanks for posting this and look we are not the only ones who feel this way. emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 4/23/2013 11:55AM

    I'm right there with you. emoticon

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OMMAMA7 4/23/2013 10:19AM

    Oh also, if you are into affirmations, there's this one that my non-traditional church (I'm not really religious, more spiritual haha) always says, it's something like "I am alive, awake, alert, joyous and enthusiastic about my life" Maybe saying that to yourself every morning might help you start feeling it after a while? emoticon

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OMMAMA7 4/23/2013 10:16AM

    I've had many times where it feels as if I'm going through life in a fog, going through the motions. I recently finished that book "Women Food and God" and it was really great - that's basically what the book is about. How we don't allow ourselves to FEEL what we are going through, we numb ourselves, sometimes with food, sometimes other distractions because we don't think we can handle it, and then it becomes second nature. I started the book probably a year ago, but it just wasn't the right time for it to click with me, but over the last few weeks I finished it up and it's amazing. Just a thought if you are interested. It's not a religious book, it's funny at times but really honest and relatable and inspiring. It's helping me a lot to be more in the moment and not shutting off uncomfortable feelings, which helps you be more present to enjoy the good feelings as well. And it's giving me hope that there's another way to live, especially with "dieting" that I can be present enough to listen to my body enough to maybe not have to track everything and stress about weight the rest of my life.

Sorry didn't mean to ramble and give a book review. Basically...i can SO relate. Other than my recommended book LOL...Think positive. Believe it will get better and that you will find something interesting to be passionate about and bring you back to being more happy and excited. Try to see the magic in the world - get out in nature, love yourself, see the beauty and positive attributes in yourself - you deserve it! Get together with friends more, find a cause to volunteer with or a club to join. These are some of the things I've done and am doing to come out of my fog. Good luck with yours! Keep us posted :)

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PROGRESSINWORK 4/22/2013 10:17PM

    Been there, done that. Stagnating, like a small body of water with no flow, just crud and goo building up, that the word I used.

Then, I started online college classes. And I felt like I was doing something to better myself, not just taking care of everyone else. Now that my kids are a bit older (3 and 5) we also make it a point to do fun things as a family, something for us all to look forward to, circus, museums, zoos, fairs and festivals, anything that we can do together. I am also starting belly dancing classes this week and I am super excited about that!

If going back to school or work isn't an option, find something just for you, a hobby (check out your local parks and rec. department to see if there's any groups you might like), a new exercise class, or do something you've always wanted to do. . Involve your family in new activities; change up date nights (if you always do the dinner and a movie, try an arcade, bowling, go-carts, or a museum), find something fun for the whole family like an amusement park (museums fall in this category too!), a fair or festival, or a fun run.

You just gotta hunt for something that excites you. emoticon

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GKUMAR8 4/22/2013 10:00PM

    I went through something similar a little while back- there was just this dullness in my life .. just a lack of inspiration... This site helped inspire me lot.

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GINNABOOTS 4/22/2013 9:57PM

    I feel the same way. Maybe you could change up your routine a bit. Do something different at the gym. Possibly go away for a weekend with your family or maybe just your husband. I wish I could offer you something better to say but I am going through the same thing since November. emoticon emoticon

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 4/22/2013 9:47PM

    I can so relate. That's when I started going back to school and got a job. I've never been more happy.

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