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Saturday, July 19, 2014

After the bombshell in November things got particularly crazy. No one is surprised by this fact.
I have been very focused on my husband and the constantly changing needs required by his condition. This is good and I would not trade the time with him (even on the bad days when he is ornery and it seems I can't do anything right).
I was talking with my counselor yesterday and I realized that I have been having trouble keeping myself on my list of priorities. I have spent the last month or so really stressing about my diet and nutritional goals. I have gained some weight (enough that I'm uncomfortable) and I have noticed that emotional eating is creeping into my life. Most distressing is my self-talk and body image.
I was telling her about this and she challenged me to come up with (and implement) some strategies to put my issues on the list. I have to put myself immediately after my husband needs!
I gave it some serious thought and am making the effort to come back to logging in, tracking, teams, and my weekly blog. In order to help me with consistency I have downloaded the tracking app. I have to admit I am already loving the bar-code scanner feature! I also down loaded the motivational thoughts app. These are tools I haven't used before and I am looking forward to getting to know them.
I know now that this will continue to be a challenge for me as I continue to be the primary caregiver for my husband. I also know that I just can't quit or give up.
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    Good for you for making the commitment to make YOU a priority! Even as a primary caregiver, you'll be in a better position to "give" if you've taken care of yourself. Hope the new tracking and motivational apps give you the boost you need. Know there are lots of us right alongside you on this healthy lifestyle journey, cheering you on!
    2490 days ago
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