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Breathe in... Breathe out... Move on...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

First of all...

Many thanks and deep appreciation to all who posted on my New Year's Day blog. I haven't had the time to thank each of you individually, but I hope you all know that the thanks is there!!!

I am feeling very overwhelmed lately!!!!

I am trying really hard to keep up with my challenges... and it's been hard lately. I know it's just been a half a week, but during that time I have gone full time (not looking for a pity party, just understanding because I'm not used to it at all) and I have so much on my to-do plate at my other, still part time, job that I'm feeling stressed. I have payroll, W2 forms, tax forms, tax payments, contribution entries and statements, as well as other year end stuff to do and I don't know when I'll be able to do it all... do I work lots of 12 hour days... working my full time job then going to the part time job for a few hours each night? or do I put in a whole Saturday? Thus stressing out at not having any free time, when I'm used to only working 3 days per week... I'm not really pouting, I'm just trying to sort these thoughts and decide how I want to do this.... and I'm stressing. :/ Deep breath!!

On a good note, I have lost one pound this year already... on a bad note, I have lost ONLY ONE pound this year so far.

I need some relaxing de-stressing time right now, to clear my head and make a plan. I'm lucky in that at my part time job I can set my own hours, as long as I get the work done and in a timely manner. ... I haven't taken that for granted.

I need a chill-pill! :)

And I needed to get this out of my system.
I'm feeling slightly better already.
I want everyone to know that I have not disappeared if it appears so either now or in the next couple of weeks. I have a lot to take care of, obviously... and then there's the sticking with my plans and challenges and making some progress on my weight losing. When it rains it pours. ... ... and then we get rainbows. :)

Breathe in...

Breathe out...

Move on...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BDYNAMIC 2/15/2014 9:48PM

    Lately I have been doing the Qi Gong (video in sparks) and it is so relaxing and I find I just can't dwell on the stress stuff while doing ......... It is so calming and helps me go to the next place; before I know it, I have a good work out in .......... emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 2/6/2014 5:59PM

    I agree Breathe in and breathe out.

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BABYBARNEY 1/7/2014 8:47AM

    Breathing IS the essence of our lives!!! Just do it for the positivity you gain & the negative stress you release.

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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/6/2014 2:15PM

    You are so smart to remember the most important things when feeling stressed - JUST BREATHE!!
Hang in there, dear! I am breathing along with you!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/5/2014 4:45PM

    I breathe in calm. I breathe out a smile. I wish you relief.

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FEARLESSNOW 1/5/2014 3:34PM

    OH i hate stress! I hope you can get through this in the best possible way! Good luck!

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ASILLA 1/5/2014 11:26AM

    You are doing great! It's not easy to juggle working, family, life sometimes in general. Plus you've lost a pound which is super that is the right direction :) remember to just keep breathing and repeating lol!

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SPARKNMOM 1/5/2014 9:25AM

    You're doing well! Busy busy busy and a pound down...yay you!!

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MCJULIEO 1/4/2014 10:16PM

    Good advice worth following... and I have been practicing my breathing, too!

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STARPESCADO 1/4/2014 8:42PM

    You are so busy and you still lost a pound!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just take it one day at a time - U will do awesome!

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JUSTME29 1/4/2014 7:22PM

    I know that you'll figure it all out. Putting in that kind of hours on top of the stress in your personal life is going to be a huge challenge, but you will rise to beat it.

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TWEETYKC00 1/4/2014 6:07PM

    Sending hugs. I hope things get better.

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/4/2014 6:00PM

    You'll figure it out, you'll get your rhythm down. Stop stressing so much! Just breathe in, breathe out and relax a little. You can do this! emoticon emoticon on the 1 pounds loss! I went the opposite direction!! emoticon

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SEAHONEYBEE 1/4/2014 5:37PM

    Sometimes I take it one hour at a time. Hang in there you will find a routine you can LIVE with.

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SAMMIE-I-AM 1/4/2014 4:51PM

    emoticon emoticon Just take it one day at a time

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BIGPAWSUP 1/4/2014 4:43PM

    I understand EXACTLY where you are coming from. You will find a rhythm and a system. I know you don't feel it right now, but you will. Things do eventually fall into place. I know you can do this.

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NGCHILD 1/4/2014 4:19PM

    One day at a time Mama.


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NEWLEAF16 1/4/2014 4:15PM

    Yes- I sure can relate to all of the end of year responsibilities along with all of the new year commitments and feeling stretched thin!

Congrats on losing one pound! That's awesome for only four days in!

I will be following your advice to remember to take some deep breaths....Thanks for posting it!

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    breath is, breathe out, repeat as necessary

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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