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I'm gonna make these last two months COUNT

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Unbelievably, I'm still what I was when I lost 9 lbs a couple months ago. I didn't gain any back, so I'm continuing on from there. I'm working on activly tracking my food cals. I'm thinking of setting a fitness time goal rather than a calorie goal. For me, I need to start off slow and work harder as it gets easier. I've got Leslie Sansone up, Zumba Youtube or other Youtube workouts. I'm also a big fan of kickboxing but I like all low impact. I'm not big on jumping or plyometrics.

Part of my weight loss pursuit is set up along side my financial goals. I've previously written how bad things have gotten. They are much worse now. Can you imagine? Almost all my CC's are two months behind. I've tried to find work. I have not gotten interviews and not a single interview turned into a job offer. Even worse, Joey has been on a two day streak in daycare. I've tried putting him back in a couple times and after day two it results in a two week virus. I've been puked on more times than I can count.

We are not giving up though. Josh has decided to dip into his thrift savings plan in the army to avoid using credit consolidation or bankruptcy. I'm taking another work from home job. I don't have to apply or interview for those. I'm also researching taking on a couple kids with Joey during the week. My mother is looking into equipment costs for me and menu planning. I sell regularly on Ebay and Yard sale sites. I also have acquired a small job doing social media for a friend of mine for a little under $200 a month.

Yep. Life is not going to stop being tough anytime soon and I can't use it as a handicap anymore for neglecting my health. I'll just do what I can and hope that it will be enough. Joey is in his TERRIBLE TWO stage. He whines all day long. I can't take him out in public and saying no means tons of fussing and crying. UGH!

This has definitely been the worst year ever for me or at least feels that way. I just hope to end the year well and start 2014 even better.
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    I have to agree with fitrawturtle...about your son and possibly having food allergies. it really sounds to me like he may be intolerant to certain foods. You have some intolerances and it sounds to me like he has some too. What does he eat a lot of ? I read in your other blog he eats a lot---is there any thing that he seems to eat MORE of (those times when he eats so much he throws up). We tend to crave and gorge on the things that we are the most intolerant too.

    Where are you living now? Is it still in Georgia? I wish I could help you with finding a job or give you some suggestions.
    1663 days ago
    It's fantastic that you have kept that weight off with everything you have to deal with. I have to do low impact too. I have been looking for a Leslie Sansone video but can't find it.

    I hope you get some relief soon on the financial front. It sounds like you are doing your best to bring in extra cash.

    Hang in there. Things with Joey will improve soon. It's a difficult stage but then boys become fairly easy to deal with.

    1670 days ago
    Life is definitely a roller coaster but keep doing what you are doing and it will all pay off! I am also job searching and it is not as easy as people think it is! I will keep your family in my prayers that everything will work itself out. I love youtube workouts! There are so many good ones out there and they are free.
    1670 days ago
    take it one day at a time! ya'll didnt get to this point in one day and it will take twice as long to get out of this. do what you can and try to enjoy the time you have with your family when your all together. Just keep looking ahead! stay postive! emoticon
    1670 days ago
    Setting a time goal can really be helpful. It definitely worked for me and my goal was "Just 10 Minutes"! I had to do "Just 10 Minutes" of activity every day, no matter what. Some days I could do more; some 10 minutes was it. But I had to do it, no matter what. And guess what? It helped!!! Maybe you can even get your son involved? He might actually enjoy "Exercise Time" if you put happy music on and made a big deal out of it for him. Sometimes the tantrums are about the child just wanting our undivided attention. But hang in there. It's really tough, but it's an important job and
    1670 days ago
    I have two words for you for your finances- Dave Ramsey, its amazing how much his program can change your life. You don't have to go to the class, you can read Total Money Makeover. I didn't realize things had gotten so out of control for you and will keep you in my prayers.
    1670 days ago
    Ok, so here is my take: Your work, family life needs your 100% attention. Yes, do what you can with fitness, but incorporate it into your life as it is. Being creative is what is asked of you here. Adding more to a plate of woes is simply going to overflow a bunch more of things spilling all over.

    I am advocating taking care of yourself. BUT do it with full attention directed at these aforementioned areas. Unless of course you simply want more chaos, guilt and misfortune.

    We need to slow it down during times of stress. You are being led to focus on adding more to your already stressful life I think by a sense of frustration.

    Get the other parts of your life under control. They are fussing at you.

    Now about your 2 year old. I'd look into food allergies. They cause behavior issues.

    1670 days ago
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