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Oh dear me it is COLD!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The weather of the last few days is the worst for me. This morning it was 1 degree Fahrenheit. 1. For an asthmatic, this is not good stuff. I am just happy that it's under control and didn't leave me in an ER with breathing treatments like it used to. It does, however, mean I do not want to be outside for longer than 5 minutes at a time, so outdoor exercise is right out the window.

Plex and I are struggling this week. We both have not been feeling terribly well since last week, between his IBS and my migraines. We need to get back into the program, move our bodies and not give in to the urges to just lie down and hope it will stop. I talk a good game, but turning it into reality is proving far more difficult.

Work has got me worried. So many people are leaving the company, it's like the ship is abandoning the rats. It's looking like my place won't be open much longer. It's not creating a great work environment. I just keep coming in and I keep doing what I need to do. But it is stressful for me, as I am the major income in the house. I've even been looking at picking up a part time EMT job again on weekends. I'm that worried about it.

Time for me to get to it. Keeping my head up, and gonna keep on keeping on.
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    1912 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Hope your job lasts as long as you wish. I have been there before myself.
    1914 days ago
    I hope that both of you feel better soon. I also hope your work situation gets better and less stressful for you.

    One thing you can do for a small walking exercise would be to start out in one room and look for an item that belongs in another room and bring that item to the room it belongs in and then look in that room for another item that should be in another room and then move it to that room and just keep doing that till you can't find things that belong in another room, kind of make a game out it. It also besides giving you a small bit of exercise helps you clean along the way.

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    1914 days ago
    i can't even relate to that kind of cold. It is currently cold where I live, and our high today is a chilly 62. As an RN and I can relate to how hard it must be to live in your climate with asthma - be sure to keep taking care of yourself.

    I had a BAD job prior to being an RN. All stress and low pay - it can really take a toll on you. Do what is in your control to be prepared for the stress; eat well, sleep well and get some exercise. Good luck to you!
    1914 days ago
    Good luck to both of you to feel better soon. It's tough to be motivated to exercise when its so cold outside. Just don't give in to the tempation to eat the comfort food while you wait to feel better. Any small choice you make to support your goal of losing weight is a win right now!
    1914 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear you are struggling so. I was having a terrible time getting motivated to move too - and so I decided to just take a few minutes and walk in place, or dance with my daughter - moving allows those endorphins to kick in enough for me to remember that I "like" moving! :) So don't worry about mileage or specific workouts - and just move a little..... As for the job - you could have written my post earlier in the week. It's super stressful and puts more pressure on your body in a physical sense so make sure to take a few minutes to just stretch and breathe deeply. You can do it!
    1914 days ago
    Not being sure of your job is horribly stressful. Do you think all the stress is triggering the migraines? Many of my migraines are stress related.

    I'm not asthmatic, but walking from my car to work in 15 below this morning had me coughing.

    1914 days ago
    I won't complain about my 16 degrees then!!!! Brrrrr....... At least the plants are getting the nap that they missed last winter, yeah, that's it.

    I'm sorry your work situation is causing you stress. I can empathize, I am the breadwinner too and at the end of last year, it felt like a good chunk of the people I worked with were no longer with the company. Stay strong and do the best you can. Other than the EMT work, have you looked at other companies just in case you need a Plan B?

    Keep warm!!!!
    1914 days ago
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