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Sunday, June 23, 2013

hey y'all

ok. thanks for the feedback. i truly appreciate it. the overriding concern here is sleep. trust me. i know. i'm the one living without it.

i worked 12 years in dayton oh as a bottled water delivery driver for culligan water (99-11). in june of 2011 i was downsized. only me. they kept on some guys that had been there a year or less. why. company was up for sale and i was making $5 an hour more than the others. $18 hour job gone. 3 weeks vacation gone. 2 weeks sick time gone. medical gone. the new economy. letting me go made the books look good. it happens. 9 months later, hundreds of applications, only 1 job interview. not good. dayton was and is a dying town after GM pulled out. So i took a job with a temp service to work at a Honda plant and hour and a half away. 3 hours round trip. left for work at noon, got home 4 in the morning. got my daughter off to school at 7:30 and crashed for 4 hours and did it all over again. that's life

i'm unskilled. jobs are damn hard to come by in this neck of the woods. Shelly, i'd love to switch shifts but i'm working with people who are full time associates and have been there 15 years and can't get on days. and most jobs around here pay less than $10. i'm making almost $17, though no real benefits. bills have to be paid. the grandparents only live 10 minutes away but they're talkers and it takes a half hour to get out of there.

now the other option i have where i can gain an hour of sleep is to leave sparkpeople. don't really want to do that. i've made some good friends here. and this is therapeutic to me in a way. so y'all are stuck with me for a while longer anyway

so, it is what it is. learn it, like it, live it, love it. that's what i tell my daughter anyway

big day tomorrow. time to hit the rum. yeabuddy
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    I would say definitely give yourself a huge pat on the back you HAVE done amazing and without the sleep for so long. Maybe there is a trick or 2 to adding a few minutes back. Or improving the quality of what sleep you do get. I have been told that sleep affects my metabolic rate so that's why I can be active but not burn enough and I need to increase metabolism. That said not easy you have the healthy meals as do I and I am thinking of cutting some carbs out for me not all only try for a start. Like 2weeka as in SBD and that way the body burns my fat and sugars first. I also used as similar eating plan with my P90 training which is something I like as it has a lot of muscle confusion. You would need to hold the banana until your past the first couple of weeks.
    2128 days ago
  • TEE8614
    It sucks when life gets in the way of living. I do understand where you are coming from. All you can do is try to make the best of what you are given to work with. You set your priorities and go from there. Rock on and achieve your goals!

    2128 days ago
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