Thursday, February 2, 2012

Still struggling but totally different this time….

I know, I’ve been a pain in all your butts and not doing to well with this weight loss forum but since my blog isn’t just weight loss I can still be here and plug along.

I am doing just fine with Mike being gone. I have my moments but I am much better at dealing with my issues and learning to let go. In fact I think I can handle this….at least the 10 days gone, weekend home and then gone again. Not saying anything about when college starts.

My struggles are with finding time. I need to learn to manage my time a bit better because I’m out of the house at 5:30 to drive bus, home at 8:30 for daycare, back out of the house at 2:30 and not back home until 6:30. By time I have finished up the chores it’s 8:00 and I still haven’t taken the time to eat. I was so cold when I got home last night I skipped eating and went to the bath tub and just soaked. Finished that got a load of clothes in and out of the dryer and it was bed time. I’m usually in by 7:30 but by then it’s to late to exercise because I need to be in bed by 10:00 so I can do this all over again. I am so missing my running and exercising so much this week but I don’t have the energy and I don’t have the energy because I’m missing my workouts. UGH!!!! I have had 3 weeks of this schedule and it looks like next week will calm down so I can get back to my exercises but it sure doesn’t help with this week. No exercise and sitting in a bus makes for not a single pound lost and it’s not cuz of the food because I’d have to eat to count that. Oh I eat but a banana here, a quick bowl of oatmeal there, a decent lunch and then a hit and miss dinner. It’s me, I know it and I have to plan things out better but when you’re an on-call sub you just never know what your schedule will be. This is just the beginning so I know that I’ll get a plan figured out and a life style that’s more manageable but for now, UGH!!!

Reading, well I haven’t even touched a book or magazine except my romance novel I read while waiting in the bus yesterday which in hindsight I should of had my other book with but I have a bag I keep packed for trips/activities and just grab and go when they call and that is what’s in my bag.

I have visited most of you once this week but haven’t been back since Monday and I apologize for that. I’m not much of a supporter again. I did try and use my itouch yesterday but couldn’t get any service where I was so that didn’t work out. Just another excuse I guess. Sorry.

This week I am not going to do my update early like I usually do. I’m going to take the extra couple of days and get some exercise in this weekend and some good eating's and hope that when I do my E2E update I can say things are better.

So there’s my midweek update. Nothing grand or even worth chatting about but part of the challenge rules.

I hope you all are doing so much better then I am and getting it done. Getting to be the happy and healthy peoples you really want to be. Take care my friends and God Bless!!


Betty said...

Awe, poor Julie you sound really stressed. I really hope your schedule lightens up soon. Don´t give up, you can do it!

Casey said...

You are such a busy lady!
I think planning is key to succeeding at anything and probably why I fail so often. I don't take time to plan properly.
But right now, I think your problem may not be lack of planning, bit lack of time. Just reading about your day made me want to sit down and catch my breath!
Hope you get some you-time this weekend!


EmptyNester said...

I think I have figured out your problem. You don't realize that you are JUST ONE PERSON! :)

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Hang in there, Julie. It sounds like there just aren't enough hours in the day right now. I know that you will be able to come up with a routine that will work for you. It will just take some getting used to. I will be keeping you in my thoughts. :)