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My challenges and Roadblocks

Saturday, March 22, 2014



I love this because it reminds me that even great people started out, or ended up at some point, in a place where everything seemed crazy and lost and they didn't know what to do. So many time recently I have felt like a basket case. So when I feel like that, where do I turn? I turn to food of course. I'm staying for a little while in my son's house, and there is high calorie things and they eat out a lot. I had a hard time getting the foods I needed, and I also really liked their foods. I spent almost 5 weeks in a hospital starting on Halloween for a stroke, and the main thing to look forward to was food.

The past couple of weeks I've done better. I finally have my car here, and can drive on my NM license and finally passed the Texas driving test and others yesterday so I am official. I'm getting out more and getting foods that are better for me. I started seeing a counselor I really like the other day. I have 5 free sessions on my Employee Assistance Program and then I'll see. They gave me 2 names at the HRDirect for my company and I couldn't find much about either. The first was too far away. So I ended up with the 2nd, not sure how it would work. It turned out to be a great fit for me. I think these things are helping me, but Is still have so far to go and so much work to do. And I know that any day now I could fall back into the pit of overeating. So I'm going to work at one day at a time to keep this going. I did it before, then problems at my place before the stroke in another state, and then going through this when EVERYTHING just about had changed really threw me off my game. So I have to take it one day at a time because I know the crisis isn't over yet. For today I'm going to do the best I can.
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JUDITH316 5/16/2014 3:59AM

    Dropping by to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers as always.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I also really enjoyed the above poster quote, God is doing an awesome work in your life, keep shining my friend, you are a blessing to me...

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MARYJEANSL 5/13/2014 5:29PM

  One day at a time sounds very good to me. I think you are doing great! Keep up the good work. :-)

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1BEACHWALKER 4/2/2014 11:41PM

    One day, one goal, one step at a time! Just stay focused and stay away from the kitchen between meals. You are doing so good! One step in front of the other...just live in the day and enjoy all the good moments! emoticon on the license! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KSNANA2 3/25/2014 12:17AM

    I think you are making real progress. I agree with UNICORN212 that talks about creating a new life for yourself. Being a mother and grandmother without having to financially support others. Take care of yourself.

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DAISYBELL6 3/24/2014 9:01AM

    You are doing the absolute best you can do. One day at a time you are not giving up.

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SONDRAJ20 3/23/2014 12:41PM

    I continue to be awed by the progress you've made since your stroke. Getting your driver's license is HUGE!! I see the number of fitness minutes you rack up each week and I am amazed every time. Most people don't come near achieving what you do. So I have no doubt that you can also conquer your current food issues. You already understand what the problem is, which is more than half the battle. Now just take it one day at a time and let us know how you're doing. There are a whole lot of people cheering for you!!

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TAZIAH 3/23/2014 12:33PM

    You are amazing, and you can do anything you set your mind to! emoticon emoticon

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SNOWFILLY 3/23/2014 6:46AM

    You are doing GREAT!!! You have to remember it is one step at a time. You can do this!!! You are a lot stronger than you give yourself credit for!!! emoticon

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WENDYWITKOSKI 3/23/2014 12:22AM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/22/2014 8:16PM

    Each day, doing the best you can... it is all any of us can do... and trust a power greater than ourselves to guide us in what that might be... just for today!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/22/2014 8:08PM

    You, my dear, have demonstrated that you have what it takes to do what it takes to succeed. Never lose sight of that! You're doing it one-day-at-a-time. HUGS

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ECOAGE 3/22/2014 7:26PM

    When the challenges and roadblocks FEEL big, please take the time to THINK about your successes and the challenges that you overcame. You are an inspiration.
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KAYOTIC 3/22/2014 4:31PM

    One day at a time is right, Linda, do what you can, and make the best choices you can at the moment. It sounds like you are making the best of your situation, and moving forward, recovery takes time! emoticon

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SGTSUNNY 3/22/2014 12:49PM

    I know your life will become even better then before! You are a strong and wonderful woman, that has not changed. You can become whatever you want. Just take the time now to dream it and plan it.
I would like to say, take small steps, listen to your healing body and turn to your friends, we are here for you. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 3/22/2014 12:49PM

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BECKYLIZ 3/22/2014 12:15PM

    I am inspired by your conscienousness and resourcefulness when it comes to taking care of yourself and that is a very good thing. emoticon emoticon

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UNICORN212 3/22/2014 12:13PM

    I love what Brooklyn said.

It is hard to rebuild from scratch, and scary too. But now you can build life the way you want it, not the way it happened before. You can be a grandma and not the main caregiver to your grandkids. You can guide your relationships with your children to be healthier than it was before. You can organize your life the way YOU want - with purpose. Without having to support the others physically, financially and emotionally. You have more options now.

And now that you have wheels, so you can buy your own fruit if needed. (To replace the cake.) And you can always add things to the DIL's grocery list. I don't think they would mind.

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SKIMBRO 3/22/2014 11:58AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/22/2014 11:40AM

    I'm so happy that you have your car and are moving forward. I wish I lived nearby and could help out. Your experience reminds me how fast life can change for each of us. As if I didn't know that already! (smiling) Have a good day.

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REGILIEH 3/22/2014 11:38AM

    DEAR, DEAR LINDA!
I KNOW IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE IT TO YOU BUT YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION! I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE GOING THROUGH WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND DOING EVEN HALF AS WELL! IT HAS TO BE SOOO DEPRESSING MOST OF THE TIME AND YOU KEEP GOING! I HAVE NO DOUBT YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT AND GOD WILL TURN THIS OUT TO YOUR GOOD!

KEEP ON KEEPING ON! YOU CAN DO IT!!! YOU WILL DO IT!!! I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A VERY SPECIAL BLESSING FOR HAVING ENDURED ALL THIS AND WITH SUCH CLASS!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/22/2014 11:30AM

    Your "best" is pretty darn good by any standard. Your determination to come back is so inspiring and admirable. Getting the food thing under control will be a "piece of cake" Oops bad analogy. How about a nice piece of healthy fruit?
Hang in there!

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