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Vacation, please come back!

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Well, we've been home for a week, and all the regular home concerns and issues have crept back in while the Disney aura has faded away. Of course, this is to be expected, but it doesn't make it any more fun.

This is compounded by no progress on today's weigh-in (which has REALLY got me down), the approach of my "favorite" week of the month (NOT), a poor night's sleep (the 10yr old had nightmares), and the fact that my 15yr old son who has to retake a state-mandated writing test tomorrow morning has come down with a fever. Plus a friend's passing (funeral Wednesday) and some real worries about my elderly MIL's ability to continue living alone (no apparent answers there), and we can see that vacation is definitely OVER.

The book I read about creativity talked about finding a way to infuse some joy into EVERY day. I guess days like today are the ones when that matters the most. emoticon I will try, though.

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ALIHIKES 7/10/2013 11:39AM

    It is very tough to come back to "real life" after a vacation! And I am so sorry you are facing so many challenges (little and big!) all at the same time. Good luck, and just get through each trial one at a time emoticon

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AMURDOCK68 7/10/2013 8:27AM

    I hope to hear that today is a better day (I hope your son is not very ill).

My mother and uncles are wrestling with deciding if my grandmother can still live on her own (she is 93). My husband and I are helping my in-laws move up here to TN from FL. We have concerns about my husband's father and we are glad they have sold their home that is so far away from us.

Just thought I would share a little...sometimes it helps knowing that others are wrestling with similar issues. Continue to lean on your SP friends and the SP community for support.

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MICHELELYNN777 7/8/2013 9:16AM

    emoticon and emoticon

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2013_ISNOW 7/8/2013 12:03AM

    Your last line in your comment reminded me of 'Gone With the Wind' -- "Tomorrow is another day!"

And truly, it is. Inasmuch as everyone has already stated, I'm so sorry that life away from the place of magic has set in so hard and fast -- and all at once, as well.

But, there are other areas of improvement besides weigh-ins. Even just those 10-15 minutes of exercise were enough to say, "I'm still here, and I'm still going to go at it." Sometimes, that's all we can do.

It is so easy to say, "Eh. Tomorrow." But those are the times when we truly need to do the opposite and make it happen today.

I hope everything works out for you, and that things are better, brighter, and shinier tomorrow.

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    Thank you all for the support and kind words. They are much needed and appreciated. I did force myself to get in the pool when I took my daughter and her friend over...I didn't do much, but it was 10-15 minutes of SOME movement activity. It helped a little.

I do fight anxiety and depression, even with meds, and when they arrive, it's often with a vengeance. Ugh. Looking forward to tomorrow and hoping for a better day.

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    emoticon Unfortunatly, sometimes when we get home from vacation it seems as if we never left. emoticon I am sorry about your friend, my prayers are with you.

I know that life can be harder than we expect and that sucks. Do your best to follow you calorie guideline. For me, when I walk it helps to clear my head and maybe for you getting in your exercise will help control your stress level, and it will help to get you back on track with your weight loss. Please don't give up hope. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 7/7/2013 3:02PM

    I am sorry that reality has set in a little TOO well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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SUNSHINE99999 7/7/2013 11:38AM

  Yes, keep trying. It has been just over two weeks since my wife and I got back from our beach vacation with our grown children. At least the next vacation (just us) is only four weeks away. emoticon

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