Pep talk needed

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I am a strong woman. I work hard. I give all I have to give every day. So much so that I think my strength is taken for granted. The people around me slack off, knowing I will carry the load. And most days I do.

Today is not that day. I am tired, stressed, overworked. My husband has been inspired by my hard work and persistance at weight loss, so he is going to "help" me out by trying to get me to try his new "blood type diet". No offense to anyone out there that subscribes to it, but I am doing just fine on weight watchers and following my plan. He is now going the fridge, muttering over the contents. I just can't deal with him today.

Some days I just need a friendly ear (or eye) and a bit of understanding. Life is not always easy, and this journey has its challenges. Some days I just long for the support of someone who understands.

I think some "me" time needs to happen, and soon. Any ideas?

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  • AWOLF24
    2859 days ago
    I feel your pain, girl. I shoulder a large load, and am usually fine with that, as I prefer to be 'in control' of things like a clean house for instance (he will clean when I ask, but he isn't very good at it, so I prefer to do it myself). And I'm sorry, but "helping" doesn't mean pushing you to do something OTHER than what you're doing, it means supporting you in what you have chosen to do. If WW works for you, DH needs to support you in your WW journey. We love our men, but wow, they miss the point sometimes, eh? Stick to your guns. YOU know what's good for you.
    I agree about the massage. And a nap. I love naps!
    2864 days ago
    Book yourself a massage and just relax and let someone rid you of some of the tension. Just don't do what I didd book a waxing after the massage-tense right back up!!! emoticon
    2864 days ago
    emoticon If it ain't broke don't fix it. Tell your husband that just like there are different blood types, there are different diet types, too, and that yours is working for you.
    2864 days ago
    you've got some good advice here....but what ever you need at the moment you will find the way within yourself to deal with the problems. Learning to prioritise is a skill which takes time and one I am still working on.
    best wishes for a better week, Sandra
    2865 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    A hot bath, a good book, or a visit with an old friend are some of my favorite "me time" activities.
    2865 days ago
    You have been a member of spark people for several years. It is serving you well so don't feel the need to fix what isn't broken. You look young so your husband probably hasn't learned yet that when you tell him something he needs to ask, "Do you just want me to listen or do you want a solution?" (It took my husband 20 years to figure it out.) In the meantime a couple of close friends who you can talk with but wont judge you or your situation can be a great support. Just don't forget that you have to reciprocate and do the listening but not judging when they need. Afterwards find an irony in whatever is happening to laugh at together. After that it wont seem so bad.
    2865 days ago
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