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It's been hectic...

Monday, December 09, 2013

Life didn't just throw a wrench in, it threw the whole toolbox at my head... Second week in September, The Hubs was laid off from his job which followed with ten weeks of unemployment and having to cash out our 401K to live on while he went back to school(three weeks out of state and leaving me with no car) to get his Class A CDL so he could go over the road trucking. Mid October, my aunt who suffered from MS and was like a second mother to me, took an unexpected turn for the worse and after a couple weeks of touch and go, finally passed away. Beginning of November, I had my regular blood test done for my thyroid and that came back bad.
Now, The Hubs has found a job, but he's going to be gone for 11 days at a time and home for three. This is something I am not used to as we have never been apart for more than a couple days at a time since we got together and then only a handful of times has that happened. I'm a complete wreck worrying about him all the time. This week should be the first week we will get a paycheck since September and good thing since we have run out of money.

Okay, done with my pity party...for now. Just putting it on here to explain why I went missing so quickly...

We have made it through some pretty bad things during our time together and we are determined to do it this time as well. I still have a membership to the gym that's already paid for, so I am going to start using it. I have to make his meals ahead of time and freeze them for when he's out on the road, so my meals are completely separate from his 11 out of 14 days. It might work in our favor since I've lost seven pounds in the last week without any exercise (and it's day one of TOM!). I have to wait six months to be able to go on the road with him, so I am trying to concentrate on getting to that June 1st goal. I want to drop some of this weight and feel good so we can enjoy our time together as much as possible.
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    I'm sorry that your Aunt passed away, too !
    I'm glad that your husband found a job !
    emoticon emoticon , managing your husband's absences.
    All the best !
    Season's Greetings !
    1555 days ago
    I'm sorry your Aunt passed away. emoticon It is awful to lose someone close to you, especially around the holidays. It's hard sometimes seeing all these happy people around when inside you are crying.

    My husband also lost his job. Didn't have a 401K ( I had encouraged him to sign up for it as the company would donate to it but he ignored me.) He considered truck driving also but the 11 weeks away from home was too much b/c his elderly mother depends on him- she wisely quit driving after she ran the car through the garage door. I have 2 jobs now to compensate and am barely paying the bills. It sucks and I don't feel he is doing enough to get work. (He is too good to work fast food or retail apparently.) I know you will really miss your husband for all the time he is away but in 6 months think of the adventures on the road you are going to enjoy!

    Congrats on your 7 pound loss. Awesome! Very smart of you to make and freeze his meals because truck stop diner food is probably not very healthy full time.

    There could be a bright side to finding out your thyroid is out of wack. If it has been low and you go on medication it could help your energy level quite a bit and improve your weight loss. Enjoy the heck out of your gym membership.
    1560 days ago
    emoticon As annoyed as I am at the moment with mine, I couldn't imagine being apart so much. It sounds like you're keeping a good perspective on it, though.
    1562 days ago
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