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Jan 2014 review

Friday, January 31, 2014

This has been one stressful month...

I changed from working part time to full time, same job. I went from 24 hours per week (3 days) to 40+ and not having the couple extra days home to get things done is stressing me still. Also, since I'm considered "new" I don't have any vacation yet. You have to work full time for a year to get that, so my hubby is having to take kids to doc appts and other things and I'm not used to missing those.

I am still working my other part time job and there I had a ton of end of month and tax reports and forms to do (finally all done!), plus a whole lot of other stressful situations and things found out and said that have made that job cause me extreme anxiety each time I'm there. I am trying to work through it because we need the money... but it's hard.

My oldest son is moving into his first apartment. He's lived in the dorm at college off and on over his college years, but this is the first time he's actually moving out... taking his bed and chest and other furniture. I do expect to see him often still. I'm sure he'll come home at least once a week just like when he lived in the dorms. I expect him to move back home after he graduates college, and live with us again until he finds a job, or at least I hope so. Then it will be a true leaving of the nest.

My oldest daughter was in a wreck Wednesday night that totaled her car and left her quite sore, but she is otherwise not hurt. My husband talked with the people at the wrecking yard where her car is and they told him the driver's door is bashed into the driver's seat and that it is amazing she didn't get hurt. It's a little Miata convertible. She did tell me she crawled out on the passenger side. She is still in shock somewhat and is beyond bummed as you can imagine. I'm worried about her. I wish she was here at home. I will see her tomorrow, tho. We are going to an art show in which one of her artworks was entered... she didn't win, but she did get picked to be in it.

I have had many days of extreme depression and anxiety that even make it hard to log in to SP and put on my happy face... but I have also had some really good days of feeling great and happy.

I have had some really good dieting days and some horrible pigging out days, yet somehow managed to net a loss of 12 lbs for the month. At least I hope it's still 12 lbs. Last night I had pizza and I am weak when it comes to pizza. I know most of this month's weight loss is water, but I'm still happy that it's gone.

On my good days I ate lots of fresh veggies and fruits and maybe ONE low carb tortilla and of course drank lots of water.

So January, thanks for the memories, even though they weren't so great...

On a happy note I nabbed more tickets to see my favorite band ... and to meet them again! :) This time I'm taking my younger daughter to meet them, too and she is extremely thrilled. We'll be seeing Fall Out Boy and Paramore in August. :) It's gonna be a mini vacation for me and both my daughters.

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  • KIM22211
    really good to hear your daughter is okay and wow with the loss! I can relate to the bad eating for that month too!!!
    1491 days ago
    I do pray with the passing of January, it is uphill from now on (in a good way) .......... Praying for the best to you and your family. emoticon
    1493 days ago
    I'm glad your daughter is okay. I'm send hugs your way. emoticon
    1502 days ago
    Wow, so sorry to hear about your daughter being in a car crash. I'm so glad she was okay and not seriously hurt! January wasn't the best month for me either. I fell and hurt my back the first Sunday in the month and am still recovering.

    Sorry that you are feeling such anxiety and stress about your other part time job. I hope you can find a way to work through it so you will not feel such anxiety when going in.

    WOOHOO! Congrats on the weight loss! For me, it's a big fat 0! At least I haven't gained though. It's so hard to lose when you are feeling stressed. You should give yourself a big pat on the back!

    I hope you know how much all of us here think that your an awesome person and we all love you!

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    1504 days ago
    Wow! All that and you still lost 12lbs. That is amazing and is very telling of how committed you are to being healthy.
    I am so glad your daughter is ok and congrats on her being selected for the art show.
    My husband is at a new job this year too and he also has no vacation for a year, so for the first time ever I am taking a solo vacation. I'm meeting five of my high school girlfriends that all still live in the midwest for a 3day music festival this summer. It will be fun, but it is going to be so weird without him.
    I hope your stressful work situation resolves soon, or if not resolve at least die down the way things tend to do if enough time passes and everyone just kinda drops it.
    You are a wonderful Mom and wife and an outstanding online buddy! I pray that life starts handing you the peace you deserve in February.
    1507 days ago
    emoticon That is a lot to handle in one month. Glad your DD is ok after the crash. We never stop worrying about our kids, do we?

    emoticon on the weight loss. I hope February is a much better month for you.
    1507 days ago
  • NAVYMOM133
    It's good to be able to sift through and recognize the good days for what they were and know they were there!! It sounds like a challenging month, but with real blessings involved. So glad your daughter is ok. And it's hard when the furniture actually moves with the child, but he is growing and maturing and it's nice to know he'll have this time on his own while still in college, to experience what will come.

    Here's to February!! Goals to set, ways to reach further. emoticon
    1507 days ago
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    Sorry to read about your daughter but very grateful she's physically OK. I understand your stress about your job & not being able to take the kids to various things .... hopefully, the money issues will clear up over time and you could ditch the PT job or go back to PT on the other one.

    The fact that you could have all this stuff going on & still lose weight?? Fabulous!!

    I hope you're proud of yourself because you certainly should be.

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    1507 days ago
    Wow, what a month Renee'. But through it all you did keep logging on and you've kept plugging away. I'm glad you're giving yourself public credit for that, you deserve it! And so true...knickers in a twist do make us walk funny.


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    1508 days ago
    I'm so thankful everyone is ok. Sounds like it was a fairly bad accident.

    Congrats on the weight loss, it's tough to lose that much with stress going on. Woo Hoo!!
    1508 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I'm glad that your daughter is ok, that's so scary and I know the first thing you want to do is go be with her. Missing appointments and things is hard, but it sounds like taking on this new(ish) job is important to you so your hubby will have to handle it for now.

    12 pounds loss despite all the stress is a great accomplishment. I hope February is as good, but with less stress for you.
    1508 days ago
    So grateful your daughter is safe. This has been a month filled with family emergencies for me, too. I am so exhausted, and so done with crisis for 2014 already.
    1508 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Hopefully, February will be less stressful and give you and your family a chance to recover. Blessings.
    1508 days ago
    emoticon weight loss!!! I'll be praying some of this stress will be gone. Remember to breathe and praise the Lord.
    1508 days ago
    Congrats on your weight loss!

    Sorry to hear about your daughter but glad she is ok. Thank God for that. Leaving the nest, I can't even imagine! LOL.

    Work stress sucks. Not sure what you are going thru but will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


    1508 days ago
    So thankful your daughter was not hurt! And I know having your son move his furniture out leaves a huge empty spot in your heart. Oh, kids. What would we do without them. (Just wait til the grandkids arrive!)

    Congrats on the weight loss! That is quite an accomplishment!!!!

    I hope you can remind yourself often what a beautiful person you are and how many of us here on SparkPeople appreciate and care for you. Don't withhold the blessing of YOU.
    1508 days ago
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