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getting back on track is so hard

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I am so very frustrated. I was doing so well before I got hit with the nasty flu bug. I was not myself for about 5 days and didn't really feel like eating much.
When I finally felt like myself again, I did not jump right back into my healthy habits. Stuff just happens.
Then on Monday, my sister-in-law called very distressed. She wanted us to come and get my niece and nephew and take them for a few days. Things at their house were just in an uproar. Sometimes I would just like to bop my brother on the head. He is doing some stupid stuff and is hurting his family. (not physically) So frustration takes over as we host my niece and nephew for a few days.
We brought them home this morning, and my husband and I were just so wiped...emotionally exhausted. They were not demanding of our time, but still, exhausting all the same. I was able to help my niece make her first sewing project...a pair of pajama shorts. She was thrilled! I really had fun helping her too.
But now I really need to focus on me and getting back on the good path I was on. I need to do this for me!!! I will do this for me!! I need to just go work on a new project! I don't know why I am having such a hard time getting started on that either!! Maybe winter blahs??
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AMINACHRISTINA 3/12/2014 8:55PM

    You have had a really difficult time, first both of you having the flu, the weather, family problems, and it's you who are paying the price.

Must have felt great to see the smile and sense of achievement on your niece's face I'm sure, and it would have helped take her mind off what was happening back at home. When things are at their hardest, just try staying on what you will eat and drink for the next hour, no further, then when you've done ok with that first hour, you can think about what your plan is for the following hour, and so on. I'm sure that before you know it, you will be back to normal, your good health returned, your niece and nephew back home again, and life will be so much easier.

In the mean time, you can tell yourself each time you begin to feel that frustration level increasing that you are doing a wonderful thing in allowing your nephew and niece to take a break away from the tensions of home and allowing your brother and sister in law some time to work on the problems. You are both to be congratulated for taking them in for a few days - not everyone would, sadly.

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CHERIJ16 3/7/2014 4:57PM

    I've been feeling the same way too. I am at a standstill with my weight and I have been making poor choices on my diet. I know it's warmer here in the RGV than it is in Michigan but it has been quite nasty here as well. At home I have exercise equipment to use but down here our place is smaller and there isn't much room to walk inside. My DH takes me to Walmart to get some walking in but I haven't felt like doing that day after day. I think we all need a weather break! Hang in there. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 3/7/2014 7:00AM

    You sound like me. I am so wanting to start a new project and just can't get started.

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GORDON66 3/6/2014 2:17PM

  This winter has been just awful, so I would guess you're dealing with cabin fever. Don't get stuck thinking about missed opportunities. Just think about today.

Good luck!

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