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it's a new day

Thursday, August 01, 2013

it's challenging to be honest about re-gaining part of what i've lost. emoticon the pounds were creeping on, but the last few months, they've just piled on. 4-1/2 years ago, my husband lost his job. he opted for re-training, since the newspaper business was tanking. he's in the medical field now, with a new job. if you've never experienced long-term unemployment, there's no way i can adequately explain the toll it extracts. it's been an emotional roller coaster. he applied at about 150 places. and got very few responses. between applying for his job and to starting work, 15 days elapsed, and we traveled 1600 miles. today marks 3 months. i've traveled that same distance 3 more times, and it's just been insane. moving is soooo challenging. i'm finally here to stay. i won't have to be worrying about packing, cleaning, selling, packing, driving....etc, etc, etc.
tuesday was day one. i cut out sugar treats. it's time to start my exercise program again, but i'm not sure what that will look like. it will take a while for me to adjust to the elevation change, so i'll take it slow.
onward and upward......
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COMPUCATHY 8/1/2013 8:59PM

    DH and I have experienced a lot of unemployment so I do know what you're talking about. He's in construction which fluctuates A LOT... When he's working, it's great. When he's not, ick. Glad you are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel! Welcome to August! Day one! Let's make it an Awesome August and finish off summer with a bang! Set your goals...find your focus...look at where you're starting...and set your eyes on where you want to go! We can do it! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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ELIZACG9 8/1/2013 12:32PM

    Good Luck to you and your husband.... emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 8/1/2013 11:27AM

    Wow! I hope things start to settle down for you. I have been unemployed for 9 months so I understand the amount of stress you had.

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 8/1/2013 10:01AM

    That's a *lot* of stress, all that traveling, moving, wow. You will feel so much better when you're settled and back into a routine of some sort! Be good to yourself - you'll get back into the groove!

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