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|Wed, 02-06-2013 - 5:28pm|
Besides having some internet problems, I've been feeling a little blah lately. My FM seems to be flaring, with pain, insomnia, and IBS, and I'm getting used to living alone and being a divorced 40 year-old mom, which is not as exciting as it sounds, lol. :P I've gotten a little derailed with my diet and exercise lately, and really need to make a bigger effort to eat well and exercise, though with IBS, I've found it a little difficult to work out, KWIM? I did manage to get in some yoga yesterday, and I'm going to cook a healthy dinner tonight or else! It's been a hard few months with the holidays, getting the flu, work being busy, and adjusting to being single and having my oldest move out on his own. I miss that kid! My 12 year-old DS and I are the only one's here now, and it's pretty lonely some days, for both of us. He goes to his brother's apartment every other weekend for a couple of days, since I have to work nights, and I have a babysitter who stays here during the week when I'm working, since he's still too young to stay home alone, but I know he misses his brother as much as I do. I don't think any of us miss having my ex here, though! He was always angry and causing drama, so it's much calmer, quieter, and cleaner here without him.
I have been having a hard time working up the motivation to cook healthy meals for the two of us, which is a major problem and I'm sure one of the reasons I'm not feeling too well. With just the 2 of us, eating a sandwitch and chips, cereal, or cookies is just so much easier than cooking a big meal that we'll be eating for days. Plus, we are going out a lot more than we usually do lately, thanks to errands and my DS getting out of chess practice at 7pm. I really just need to kick myself in the butt and get back into functioning mode! I don't know about the rest of you, but I use a food journal app on my phone that helps me, and I need to start back with it. I use Myfitnesspal, becasue it's the easiest to upload from my phone or online. That and I need to plan out my meals and stick to it. It's like homework, though; there's always something better and more interesting to do than cook and plan, like going on Facebook or playing Words with Friends! Plus, I've had to actually start doing more housework, even though I'm not really supposed to, because my DS is at school 11-12 hours a day, 5 days a week, and gone every other weekend, and my older DS doesn't live here anymore. I need to find a lawn service and maybe a maid to come in every couple of weeks for deep cleaning, because I can't do most of that stuff, due to work and severe allergies. My ex thinks my son should do all of it, but I can't really see how my 12 year-old is realistically supposed to spend almost 60 hours a week at school and mow, weed eat, cut back trees, etc, AND do housework, too. If I can't do all that, how is he supposed to? This is why I have an EX-husband, though.
How's everyone else doing? What have you been up to lately? Any motivational speeches for me? I could probably use them about now.