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Hard Times ... New Day

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Yesterday was the 3 year anniversary of losing our home to the economy/foreclosure, not the best day to remember.

I found myself in the emergency room with my now 15 year old daughter, she had a bad reaction to a new medication. She is ok, weak and still nauseous this morning, but better. She had me scared there for a minute (4 hours). I was freaking out (only on the inside).

As soon as we got out of the hospital I started eating anything and everything ... I hadn't binged in a very long time. I was a shark ... an eating machine ... blindly and uncontrollably. It lasted about an hour ... I am grateful only because I have been in the grip of binge-eating for months at a time before. I am hoping this means I have a handle on this behavior or maybe it is no longer my go to solution for emotional crisis'.

Today is a new day ... a day to do things right. I am in control. My new short term/small goal is to lose 14 pounds by New Years Eve. I know I can do it.

Over the last 3 years I have been extremely depressed, hopeless and unable to function. There had been so much tragedy and loss. I was unable to find work until this year (July 1st). For the last year and a half Riley and I have been staying at my Mother's house. Not a good situation. Jerry (mother's husband) hates us, is jealous of us and doesn't want us here. He is small minded, selfish, mean and nasty. He has made our lives miserable. At this point both Riley and I ignore him and a lot of the time Mother does too. He has no power over us ... he is merely tolerated.

If I can survive all of the nastiness the last 3 years have brought my way I can survive ANYTHING. I am in control and I will not give up on having a better life ... A fit healthy life filled with love and adventure.

Anyone who is struggling ... remember - you are worth it... worth every goodie you want but don't eat, worth every criticism you let roll off your back, worth every moment you spend choosing to be healthy and do what is right for your body and spirit. Don't let anything or anyone (including yourself) get in your way. You can do it!
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AJINMN 10/21/2013 10:38PM

    It is nice to see your name on my friend feed again. I'm glad you found a job and are moving forward with all your goals!

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K1TT3N 10/21/2013 5:21PM

    glad your daughter is fine ... hope you have an easier time with the home problems

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WOUBBIE 10/16/2013 1:58PM

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That deserves a goodie!!!!

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LMB-ESQ 10/16/2013 1:28PM

    Hey Christy, good to see you. I'm sorry you went through this with your daughter. Glad she's feeling better! 14 lbs by New Years is a reasonable goal! Let me know how I can help!

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ABYGAILSMOM06 10/16/2013 1:06PM

    You have great courage. You can move mountains, because the struggles you are facing are making you stronger. Today is a new day, the first day of the rest of your life. You can do this, just believe. emoticon

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