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There are so many things that I wish I was better at.

One of them is, taking care of me.

Right now, as has been the case for the last year or two, things are tough. My husband is mentally ill. My adopted daughter also has issues (fetal alcohol), and my mother has alzheimer's. In order to pay off debts related to my husband's bipolar mental illness, I'm working two jobs, for a total of 66 hours a week.

Sometimes it seems like the only "me" time I have is when I "escape" for a quick fast food meal. That's my "me" time. I've got to change that. I'm hoping I can find some new "me" things.

And then there's my mom. Although she has declined, her favorite things in the world are, McDonalds, any frozen pizza, and any other fast food, especially tacos. I have not yet conquered the problem related to sitting in McDonalds, watching my mom eat a double cheeseburger and fries, telling me how good they are, and me sitting there eating a salad. I've done it, but I always end up feeling like I've missed out on something fun. I hope I can work on this problem too!

Member Since: 4/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 187

My Goals:
1) Track my foods.
2) Do 10 minutes of some kind of exercise every day.
3) Eat fewer than 1800 calories/day.
4) Ride my bike a little farther each day, until I can make it to town and back.

My Program:
I am just trying to be a healthier person in general by making small changes.

Personal Information:
In addition to our DD (adopted in 2005), age 18, who recently moved into a group home, we have 5 (not a typo!) dogs, 14 (again, not a typo) cats, and a bunch of chickens and four really stupid and extremely annoying geese that I constantly fantasize about gettng rid of, but so far have not had the heart (orlack thereof).
I guess you might say I'm a natural-born nurturer.

Other Information:
I'm a compulsive reader. While my reading "mood" changes with the wind, lately I enjoy mysteries that aren't real gory--Janet Evanovich is one of my favorites, along with Sue Grafton. Usually what happens is I'll be in a "shopping" mood, go to the thrift shop and find something very out of my "normal" realm and get going on it. It seems like the books that I enjoy often just "show up" when I need them!

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    I had to chuckle about your status, that you are learning that PMS is not imaginary, I could have told you that and I'm on the outside lookin' in, LOL

    Seriously, I understand more than most guys might, my DW has what I'd call severe issues and I hope you are seeking some medical advise with yours!

    Just stopping by to say hello


    I hope your week turns out to be a great one

    3996 days ago
    i can def. understand where you are coming from with your story. my problem is mcdonalds. fast food in general, but truly mcdonalds. i am obsessed with eating out, and the crazy thing is that i LOVE to cook, and i am pretty good at it! its hard to go to mcdonalds, and know u r at mcdonalds eating a damn salad. what hell is that. screw the lettuce, i want those crispy golden fries!. so i have been fast food free for 3 weeks. its hard, but i made it a goal to skip the fast food til halloween, it will be on that day that my husband said i could eat three happy meals if i wanted lol! fast food is so addictive, i dont relly think there is anyway around it. i still feel like an alcholic, like at any point i could snap and go hide somewhere with my happy meal and ketchup. only to return with a smile on my face and guilt in my stomach. the only thing that keeps me going is how i feel the DAY AFTER i did not give into my fast food craving. i DO NOT get immediate satisfaction, but when i wake up the next monring and i look back to yesterday and think, wow another day over and i did not give in...i smile. don't give in! dont do it! do it for your fur babies! emoticon
    4000 days ago
    THANK YOU for the Lovely comment on my "young dumb and stupid" blog! WOW- I'd say your story was every bit as dramatic as mine! But the main lesson BOTH of us should take away is to stop measuring ourselves in pounds and sizes. Sure I have a weight goal of 130( and will probably lower that to 120 if I get that thin again-rueful grin) But- if I can do all the things I said I did...and wanted to again at 130- or even 150! I'll be pleased with myself. THAT is what I'd tell your daughter. That- and I'd encourage her to do some physical things she enjoys...swiming, skating,...heck even ballrom dancing! Whatever she has an interest in that will get- and keep her moving. it's a gift that will last a lifetime!

    Thanks again for the wonderful though provoking comment- I loved it!
    4000 days ago
    Thank you so very for the comment on my blog!

    4008 days ago
  • v SONIA.B
    I just want to see how you are doing? I am Sonia from Woman's World Lovers miss you in the huddle room.

    I hope that all is well.Peace and Love Sonia
    4018 days ago
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