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Not Giving Up!

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Today is one of those days when one sometimes feels like just giving up. We are remodeling and my kitchen is torn all apart. I don't even have counter space for food prep right now. Hoping this will be finished soon. With having to make alternate plans for meals, this week has not been good nutritionally. This all started sooner than I had thought it would, so I didn't have time to prepare and freeze meals. Therefore, there have been more meals out.
I like to get my exercise finished early in the morning, but this week, my husband has been telling me what he wants me to do as soon as I get up. I have had to run errands for him between two nearby towns all week. Today I said, "Today is my day off!" I got out by myself, went out of town, then went by to visit a friend before going home and just having time to refresh before leaving again for a 50th Wedding Anniversary party for a friend.
When I did my weigh-in this morning, I had gained 3 pounds this week!!! I know part of it is from eating out and getting too much sodium, but it is still depressing. No matter what, I intend to get back on track one way or another next week. I can't give up now. I have hypothyroidism and it is more difficult for me to lose weight. I know it will go slowly, but I am determined to not get discouraged and quit. While I was teaching, I would not let my students say "I can't." They had to at least say "I'll try." I won't just say "I'll try" but "I will." SP and all the wonderful friends here have been a tremendous help to me. With all the help and support here, I know I can do it! emoticon
Sorry for the complaining, but sometimes it just helps to unload. I know I can't blame anyone but myself for my failures. I am the only one who can make this work. With or without his help, I will! My health depends on it. emoticon
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  • WINACHST
    emoticon I like that changing "I'll try" to "I will" -- that's some good advice. Hang in there.
    901 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    We redid our kitchen 5 years ago, it was a major disruption. I had a hot plate, a microwave and the fridge, so I managed to make all my meals at home. I splurged on a Keurig so coffee service wouldn't be disrupted, and we are still using it all these years later. It seemed like those 7 weeks were forever, but now it's 5 years behind me. It will pass.
    902 days ago
  • ACTIVEGRANDMAP
    Stress can cause weight gain too. I’m sure once things get back to normal with your house you’ll get tight back on track. Just do the best you can for now. Good to have some time for yourself. You need that
    902 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    Great ideas here to help cope with your situation. Praying the remodel doesn't take long! Hang in there! emoticon
    902 days ago
  • HICALGAL
    Remodeling is a major disruption and you are doing the best with what you've got. Several years back, I had to gut out my kitchen because of an unexpected but major leak. During that time we didn't have a kitchen to work in either but we still had a micro that we moved into the livingrm and a working fridge that we moved to an area that was accessible to us but out of the way of the workers.

    We bought veggies, fruit, bottled water, juice, bread, soups, cereal, canned goods, etc...things we could put together, warm up or prepare in a micro or eat as is. For breakfast I had cereal. For lunch and dinner, I ate sandwiches, soup, green salad, fruit salad, microwaveable rice, potatoes, or ready made fresh meals that we picked up from the grocery store when we needed a break. Our contractor was nice enough to build a temporary sink area so we didn't have to use the bathroom sink for washing dishes, glasses, etc..

    I know you can turn this difficult situation into something that will work for you. You're stronger than you think.
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    902 days ago
  • HELLOHOLLY76
    You will do it!! And we are all here to help along the way ⚘
    902 days ago
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