Monday, February 8, 2010

Discouraged

I wanted to participate in one of the fun Monday blog hops.  But the truth is I have the blah's and I just really don't feel like it.  I'm discouraged.  I did so good with my eating and exercise last week.  Got on the scale yesterday and my weight is the same!  It's not just weight loss though.  It's just this reality that no matter how hard I try it's just never enough to keep up with everything.  Something always suffers.  Someone is always disappointed.  It's never enough.  

This time of the year I'm always a little down.  My birthday is coming up and before we moved to Louisiana I always had a special tradition of celebrating with my besties (we all had birthdays around the same time).  The first year after we moved here my sweet husband arranged to have them come out for a weekend for my birthday and surprise me.  It was awesome!  Every year since then my birthday just seems to be a reminder that I'm away from them missing out on the special birthday celebration.  For some reason my birthday every year since tends to bring bad news, frustration, or disappointment of some kind.  Last year brought one of the biggest fights my husband and I have ever had.  I spent the entire day crying.  So, I guess I'm right on target for this time of the year.  My birthday is only a couple weeks away and the discouragement has already set in.  Maybe I should just skip the birthday this year cuz I'm really not in the mood! ;)

Sorry for being a downer this morning.  Does anyone else ever get like this?  What helps you get out of the funk?

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

I get like this and get home sick as well... I usually turn to my kiddo and plan a fun day...if that doesn't work ...well I ususally have a good cry

Fit Mommy said...

I used to want my birthday to be a big special deal and it always ended up being a disappointment. Once I started treating it like just another day and not some major milestone, it got fun again.

So sorry about the weigh in. I'm right there with you. In fact, most of the bloggers I follow gained this week. This is a fat retaining time of year I guess!

~SHANNON~ said...

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog- hope you'll pop by again soon!

As for the blues- everyone gets it. But try to keep your chin up! Maybe you can have a glass of wine and a special phone date with your best friends this year? I moved from my family and best friends when I married a few years ago. It is hard, but you can work out ways to still be close. maybe you can plan a get together for next year? :)

Arizona Mamma said...

I'm with Fit Mommy on the birthday thing. Also, why not get together with your old friends for every other birthday? Like alternating years. Sorry you are having such a hard time. If you stick with it, you will see results. It takes time.

Kristina said...

Dont stress the weigh in...look at it as maintaining! As for your birthday.....start a NEW tradition. Think of something fun that you would enjoy, with or without family and DO IT!!! make it fun, open yourself up to it!!!!

FollowMeDown30 said...

I have been in funk after funk the past couple weeks too.

Maybe you could plan an annual trip out to see them and keep up your tradition. I agree, there is nothing better than time with your girls.

Melissa said...

Here's to happier days...stopping over from Julia's blog!!
~Melissa

I'm Erin. said...

I hope you're feeling better today!
We all have the blah days that hit from time to time.
Hope this year's birthday surprises you with blessings :)

SweetPeaRice said...

Hey sweetie....sorry to hear you're stuggling these days, but I definitely understand your woes. For years my birthday and holidays were basically invisible...so that now, I just don't worry about them. I usually tried to do something for "myself" rather than waiting for someone to make my day special. That way, there was no room for disappointment.

Sorry I can't offer you much advise in the friend department, I tend to be a loner.