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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

It's Been A Hard Day

80% of the time this journey isn't too hard for me.  My band controls my appetite and I can make good food choices.  I now enjoy exercise.  Life just seems to go pretty smoothly.

Then there is the 20%.

Like today.

Which has SUCKED (and that is putting it nicely).

The repairman finally showed up to fix the washer.  But his verdict:  the motor is out.  On my electronic washer.  Which means.....shell out 500+ to fix it or buy a new washer.

We will be shopping for a non-electronic model.  By the way, mine was only 3 years old.  Top of the line.  But naturally it is out of warranty.  Sigh. 

And the washing machine verdict has created a lot of marital tension.  So, I am emotionally a basket case. 

Then, when I picked Hannah up as school she was limping.  Her ankle is completely swollen and I am 90% sure she has sprained it.  She is lying on the couch elevating her leg with an ice pack on it.

And if that weren't enough, I am still off the go-go juice (sugar).  For 48 hours now I have been sugar-free. Which is why I have a huge headache and want to spit nails at the people I love.

I want to cry.

I want to stuff a big fat chocolate chip cookie in my mouth. I want to drown my sorrows in a sea of cupcakes.

The one thing I needed to do today to make myself feel better was to go to the gym .  But that didn't happen. Because life got in the way.

And the old friend "food" that I relied on for so long is no longer an option. 

So, I am sitting here blogging.  Hoping that by writing exactly how it feels in real life it will in some way cleanse the crap from my day.

Some days are so much harder than the others.  I know I am making the right decision by staying away from the cookie jar.  It doesn't make it any easier though.

It is still hard.  Hard.  Hard.  Hard.


  1. Awwww, honey boo boo!! Sorry for such a bad day.

  2. Ugh - I hate sucky days. They just well....suck. Hang in there. PUT DOWN THE COOKIES!

  3. Sorry you are having a sucky day. Congrats for staying away from the go-go juice. Blogging is a great alternative!

  4. Real life is a pain in the ass! Kudos for being off the hard stuff for two days! Its the withdrawl that is making you feel bad ride it out it will be worth it!

  5. I smiled when I read the part, "the old friend "food" that I relied on for so long is no longer an option.

    That right there is why you ARE a strong person and you can keep moving foward with success evan after a crappy day.

    And listen, 80% is a great number. I know there's been times in my life when I couldn't hold 20%!

    I'm proud for you.


  6. It is hard, but you are stronger - good for you for blogging about it and not letting that old nasty friend "comfort food" back in the door!

    YAY YOU!!

  7. I love this post. This is the real world. It won't be like this every day, but it is HARD when you are having one of those days. You are so strong for resisting the sugar monster and facing this day with class! Color me inspired!