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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wow what a week! I had an amazing weekend and felt ready to take on Monday. Monday came and went, and then I started to feel sick. I've been battling asthma and allergies for years and this past year I have lived in an apartment that has air quality issues, namely mold.

So, after countless trips to the doctor, antibiotics and steroids, and yo-yo-ing from ill to not-so-ill, I have finally had it......I'm moving!

Honestly I cannot believe how people can live in these conditions. I am a single mother, limited income, but I do slightly better than a two-income family on minimum wage. Mind you, most of those families don't have a medical plan, and they have no choice but to subject their families' lives to these types of living conditions. It's just not fair! More needs to be done by the Department of Health and the Residential Tenancy Board to stop these landlords from renting these disgusting properties.

I am thankful I have a better place to live (although it will cost me more to live there). My health comes first! I do worry about the family that is due to move in behind me. As much as I would like to help, I do realize that they have choices and this is something I cannot control I can only control my own destiny.

So, I am taking the steps I need to take to get well......and when I feel better about myself I want to do more.....hence the new found energy to lose weight.

I am having a bit of a low day today. We have been short at the office. It is busier than normal (always when you don't have enough staff). Late tonight I get a call from a co-worker who cannot come in tomorrow, her son is very ill, and that will leave me by myself. The boss is in North Carolina on vacation so I had to call him, then I called another office for support (the lady was in bed), and now I wait to see if she shows up tomorrow. Working like this seems to be the norm these days. There is always something that comes up. Talk about stress! If there was food at the office on days like these, I would eat everything in sight.

Thank goodness I have the gym (right in the same building) excuses for me not to go. My new place is within walking distance too (definitely no more excuses if I live closer too).

Just another day in the life of Heather. It's amazing though, I had no idea what to write and I think I ended up with a whole chapter! ha ha

Want to know what the good thing is? I was craving something bad and by writing this blog instead of going to the kitchen to find a snack I am feeling 100% better.....and my craving is gone! challenge to you all is to write something......anything.......
.just blog a little. It works!

Here's to a brighter Wednesday!

Hugs to you all xo


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    Heather! You rock!! You totally inspire me. I have been having a pity party for myself and reading your blog made me snap out of it! I can do the things I need to do and your blog reminded me of that!

    Keep up the great attitude girl!! You are going places!

    Bel xoxo
    3768 days ago
    Happy to hear you've found a new "healthier" place to live.

    Your health is the most important thing.

    3769 days ago
    Yup, I'm a single mom who is stuck in one of those apartments too. I was getting in a better position to move, then laid off.

    Good for you for moving through the allergies! emoticon
    3769 days ago
    Healthy Heather,
    You are doing the right thing for your family by getting out of the moldy place. With a new, clean and fresh place you'll have more energy to take care of "business."

    I keep some healthy snacks in my desk for stressful days or those days when I just want something good tasting and good for me.

    congrats on your successes!
    3769 days ago
  • ANGE1010
    Heather. Sometimes life sucks and we just have to tell someone. Weds. will soon be with us and you'll find a way to work through it even if the other person doesn't show. You're a strong woman.Sunday is just around the corner.
    3770 days ago
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