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Back on the Healthy Living Path!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

For a few days there, I just gave in to the stress, the feeling of being worn out. Parts of this felt and tasted a little good, but the whole thing really didn't feel right.

Side note: funny and/or ironic almost-typo up there - instead of typing ' a little good', I started to type' a little food'. It's been more than a little food.

Things have gotten a little better here. We will have regular health insurance again starting 1/1. We've only had catastrophic coverage since September, which has been a major stressor. This is especially true as DD has had GI problems. Found out last night that she is getting some relief from the very recent start of meds for anxiety, in addition to her depression. So some pressure has eased and hope has arisen regarding insurance and solutions for medical issues.

DH is still unemployed (since 7/18). The longer this goes on, the more stressful it gets with the juggling and such. I am the one to handle all the finances. This is a frustrating time of year to be unemployed - we want him to have a job now but the people who could hire are busy busy with end-of-the-year job and personal stuff. And the industries he could work in are going through slumps. Argggh. He is waiting for an in-person interview to be scheduled after having a promising phone interview.

The marriage has been very stressed. DH Dave seems to have finally heard me that I need for him to do some stuff around the house, some stuff to help me and the family out. I am hoping this realization sticks. Yes, I have expressed my gratitude. And yes I am hoping to develop skills for taking care of myself, for dealing with stress healthily.

DD Jillian made it home okay from college in Minnesota - weather and roads were supposed to be bad. It is good to have her here with us! :)

As my status indicates, I am back on the healthy living path - will start with tracking my food and making a list of alternate ways to deal with stress. And catching up on blog reading and Spark Mail.

Happy trails, Spark Friends!
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FORBANDE 12/22/2013 4:52PM

    Ugh. Life can be so rough at times. No one would blame you for some comfort. But what's most amazing is that you've bettered your health and those old habits didn't give you the same comfort they did in the past. What an awesome accomplishment!!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and DH gets his interview!!

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TAICHIDANCER 12/21/2013 8:07PM

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CHERYL_ANNE 12/21/2013 11:33AM

    I commiserate with you on how it feels when there is unemployment and the stressors it can put on a relationship. My husband was unemployed for 18 months beginning 2008 September. We had no health insurance whatsoever and as long as he was receiving unemployment we would manage. At his request, I made a long honey-do list of projects he could complete, and that is what he did each day to keep his sanity.

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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