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Old 09-05-2007, 08:19 PM   #11
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Christy, good on ya for turning hubby's absence into an opportunity to work out some of your own issues!! It's hard being apart from the one you love, and lots of people would use the excuse to do just the opposite of what you're doing.

My husband recently received a nice promotion with his company, the drawback being he now travels more frequently. While we don't enjoy being apart, I decided to be grateful for this chance to focus on my weight loss without regard to his food preferences. It's been quite liberating! There aren't tempting leftovers around for me to resist, and I've been freed from the responsibility of cooking regular meals.

Another unintended benefit is I get more exercise, since there isn't anyone else around to help look after all our animals... by the time I get done feeding, watering and mucking out for 18 chickens, 4 cats, 3 ducks, 3 goats, 3 dogs, 2 llamas and 1 horse twice a day, I feel like I've added an extra element to my workout routines! <whew>

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