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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I have been on a downward spiral lately. I am allowing the stress of my hubby being gone to affect me in ways I don't want it too. Binge eating, avoiding taking care of the house, yelling at my kids too much, not exercising or sleeping like I should. The worst part is that was just during his pre-deployment. He leaves the country very soon, and I'm not sure how to survive the next 9 months.
Baby steps. That is where I am going to start. For now, I am just going to track as much food as I can. I will continue to attend my martial arts classes. Those help me a lot.
One HUGE stressor I have is I will be inspected soon for my daycare. I am in no way ready as far as paperwork goes and not sure how ready I will be when the time comes. But I can make steps in the right direction.
I am also stressed about the kids and the upcoming holidays, but I have somewhat of a plan in place.
I would appreciate any support, prayers and advice anyone gives. Please, however, don't suggest I let housework go. My home is also my workplace so that is NOT optional.

I am not ready to throw in the towel. I refuse to let my health and well being take a back seat. It is time for me to regroup and prioritize to better reach my goals.
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  • KATIBUG49
    you can do it, I have faith in you - take a few moments for yourself every morning asking for God to be with you & guide you though the day. Prayers are with all of you!
    2701 days ago
  • SBEAR5
    Honestly... I think you're on the right track. When my DH was deployed, I kept myself busy to keep me sane. Of course there's always too busy, but staying busy keeps your mind busy. YOU CAN DO IT! One day at a time, and do allow time for fun. If you ever want a girls night out, just holla! emoticon We can also do a girls DAY out too, and go hiking or get pedis! Seriously...

    Maybe do take time to sit down and make yourself a schedule though. That always helps me when I get stressed out and feel I have too much on my plate. That way I have a plan and PLANNING IS KEY!, but also, you can mark things off and that always gives a great sense of accomplishment!
    2704 days ago
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    Always remember you are a strong woman, don't let anyone, anybody take you down.
    2705 days ago
  • MJ-SHE-BEAST
    Jennifer, I'm sorry your husband is being deployed again. It sucks and I know it hurts and adds a lot of stress, but may I remind you that you have been down this road before and you came through it strong? I think you forget just how much of a warrior you truly are. Focus on one thing at a time and stop letting how many things you must accomplish overwhelm you. Use these last days before hubby leaves as time to focus on how much love and joy you have together and making memories to sustain you during his absence. Remember the kids will miss him, too, so go a little easy there.

    I'm so glad you are keeping up with the martial arts classes. They will help you with the stress. I'm with NEWMEPA on asking for help from friends and family. See if your church family can give you a little assistance. I'm sure some will be more than glad to lend a hand. Remember, it is a GIFT to help a friend so don't hesitate to give that gift and prepare to receive without guilt.

    You've done this daycare gig for a long time, you will be fine. I have faith in you.
    You have my prayers and my best wishes. I will keep your husband in my prayers as well.
    2705 days ago
  • GRAMMIEOFTWO
    It sounds to me like you need a break. Do you have any friends or family that could take over even for an hour or two.

    I applaud you for being a military wife and I am sure that alone is very difficult.

    I will keep you in my prayers.
    2706 days ago
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