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Wednesday already....where has the time flown?

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Hello everyone,

These past few weeks have not been great for me.
I'm at the point where I'm about to give up. In fact, whenever there's ANYTHING to eat that shouldn't be there, I'm in it. It's stress eating. I understand that.
Trying to beat the stress is not easy in my profession.
Need to REALLY focus every day to get SOME kind of exercise done and NOT make excuses. Very hard on me right now. At my wits end on how to get healthy again. And I'm TIRED of reading article after article on weight loss, finding that they all contradict each other!
What's the point?! I need to stop reading these articles. They don't do any good anyway.

Sorry to be a downer. Not feeling it for myself. Gained 3 lbs over the last week. Most of it is probably water weight. And I'm not drinking enough water. Hard to do when I'm on the telephone most of the day.
Someone said to make that a "Job." To drink plenty of water every day. Something I've GOT to start working harder on. No excuses other than the stupid phone and tax season.

Yes, I've talked before about finding another job. I had my review January 30th and it turned out to be a great review. They gave me a 6% raise. Only it's less than a dollar more than I had been making. Still undecided what to do. Stress would probably be just as high any where else. Although, it's only so high now because our department is so shorthanded. Nothing we can do about it either, other than keep training these new people. It's gonna take time.

I'm wearing myself out with the worry. Need to go to bed. Also need to prioritize and cut back on some of the emails I've been getting, including some from Sparks, I think. Takes too much time going through email every day. "Sigh"

Have a good night/day. Peace and Blessings. emoticon

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  • JUDITH316
    I am so sorry you are not feeling yourself these days but want you to know I totally understand, just want you to know I am here for you, have you in my thoughts and prayers as always... Stress is not an easy thing to deal with, so I would encourage you to take as much time as you need, get plenty of rest, pamper yourself and concentrate on re-building your strength and when you are feeling better come back, I will always be here for you... As a matter of fact, we all love you Julie and care about you and are always here for you and will help you in anyway we can...Sending you BIG HUGS.... emoticon emoticon
    513 days ago
  • GABY1948
    It's been a rough time for most of us....we can do this for sure! Hang in there and soon you will be on the other side! emoticon
    516 days ago
  • GABIBEAR
    I understand sweetheart. That is what I had to do and that is why I haven't been around for so long. Still finding it stressful (can't seem to get it together - perimenopause???) I've gotten back to the working out which has helped and I have stopped my unconscious eating. But I know that one doesn't work without the other. I think in our case, we have to plan our meals for the day and stick to it. If you have the food with you and you enjoy it, then you won't pick at other things - unless it is really special. I'm still working on the eating part too. It is an individual thing, so you can try out different things and see what works for you. If you aren't enjoying your food and aren't going to stick to it, it isn't going to work.

    What I found really helps me drink my water is to drink 16 ounces as soon as I get up and then drink a cup of ginger/turmeric/lemon tea (or warm lemon water) before I eat or drink anything else. That way I have already had 3 cups of water and I don't drink so much coffee afterwards.

    I'm working back to getting healthy again and I KNOW you can too!!! We can BOTH do this!!!!!

    Gabil
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    520 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    Ah, yes! Tax season is upon us. Sorry it's so stressfu lfor you. I really have no words of wisdom for you. I agree--all the articles are great BUT you need to find what works for YOU. But I know you know that, too.

    In the meantime emoticon emoticon
    523 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    I need to take the advise you were given andgive myself a break. There just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything wrapped up and tied with a ribbon. emoticon
    524 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    My dear one, I think NEW-CAZ said it . . . if you need to let Sparks go for awhile (NOT THE EXERCISE AND PROPER NUTRITION, but the 'puter time) it is understandable and if that's what it takes to free up some time for yourself, WE WILL UNDERSTAND. And what's more, we'll be here for you.

    Whatever it takes the will allow you some time to decompress, go for it.

    HUGS and wrapping you in calming vibes.


    524 days ago
  • SPARKKITTY2016
    Hang in there!! You'll get motivated again if you stick with it. I've started drinking water each time I use the restroom. I have a container that holds 3 cups. I drink half at every time I have to go. Maybe some variation of that would work for you. Just a thought.
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    524 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Jules, let sparks go for a while, we'll all understand you need some space, then prioritise what needs to be done in your life to make it easier.
    Ever thought of making a pros and cons list about staying in your job or looking elsewhere? It might clear your thoughts!
    Whatever happens, try and eat well and get some exercise done- it'll help keep you balanced and well.
    Hope things improve for you babe, hate seeing you feeling so low emoticon
    524 days ago
  • no profile photo C8TSON
    I'm sorry things have been so rough for you. Stressful jobs make life overall very stressful. Take it one day at a time. And try to let the articles go. All the gimmicks are so confusing after a while. Learn what YOUR body is needing. ((Hugs!))
    525 days ago
  • SKYDRAKE
    Aww honey, I hate to see you so down. Stress makes it really hard to stick to a plan. Maybe allow yourself a certain amount of time for things like Spark. Set a timer and focus on your program first. If there is time left over, then work on community, etc. Sometimes we have to kick ourselves in the pants, sometimes we have to be gentle with ourselves. Don't give up on yourself. I am living proof that slipping back into poor choices doesn't help, and actually makes things worse.
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    525 days ago
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