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Saturday, February 21, 2015

I'm back again. I don't have any grand ideas of checking in daily, counting every calorie and joining ten groups for motivation and fun, since I know I can't possibly afford the time to do that. However, I need the idea in the back of my head that I am accountable to someone besides myself.

I have very gradually slid back into looking like I've stuffed a pillow under my shirt. Back, knee and ankle pain have become major issues again, and they had abated somewhat when I was thinner a year ago. That's what being sedentary most of my day does to me. I still eat real food, but exercise? What's THAT? (Sigh.)

These are my challenges: I manage a home care company and am working on a college degree at night. I have a small farm. I am renovating the downstairs of my house so my mother can move in. I am keeping all these things swirling around in my head, and am mostly calm and sane, but I don't feel like there is much room for anything else. The problem is, I have to make room, because some of the clients I serve are MY AGE! They are already dependent upon others to help them with activities of daily living. Very many of them are the same age as my husband. I can see myself slipping down that slope, and I have to stop it.

NOW.

It's funny, because I just read my early blog entries, and I joined about this time of year, close to my anniversary with my husband. I married a guy who can EAT and completely lost my own sense of what I can get away with. I was already a hungry-all-the-time person, anyway, so I can't blame it all on him, even if he's a convenient target. ;)
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  • SYLPHINPROGRESS
    You again came to mind only a couple of days ago. Is this mere coincidence or am I really so powerful?

    Laurie
    1368 days ago
  • FELINEBETTER
    How wonderful to see you again! I've missed you! Hope this helps you find the balance you need to do what you want to get done. Sure have missed your spunk around here!

    You can do this. I know you can. emoticon
    1368 days ago
  • AMARILYNH
    Its so good to hear from you - I know all about that slope and am happy you are working on digging your heels in to stop the slide. Its hard when you are overwhelmed with work and LIFE but you are a STRONG woman - you can do it!! Send hugs and good thoughts!!
    1368 days ago
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