August 24, 2011

Guilty as charged...

Although I haven't had enough time to blog or eat right or exercise or catch up on sleep I have still managed to find time to feel guilty.

I've been working a lot of extra hours lately and was hoping that by this week things would start to slow down but after working until 10:00 last night I have had to rethink that pipe dream.

I feel guilty when I'm not at home.
I feel guilty when I'm not at work.
I feel guilty that my family is living off of frozen pizzas and mac and cheese.
I feel guilty for having given up completely on my garden when all of my neighbors are still harvesting their bounty and the only thing I can harvest is weeds.
I feel guilty that here it is, almost the end of August, and I am no where near my weight-loss goals for this time of year.
I feel guilty that I haven't exercised in weeks and have been caught several times getting off the elevator instead of taking the stairs (we make fun of people who take the elevator around here).
I feel guilty for not blogging regularly. I just can't get inspired when I'm this busy.

Oh well.

At least there is one thing I will never feel guilty about.

My drink at Starbucks can be ordered as non-fat and sugar free and that makes me smile...

As long as they don't tell me how much I just paid for that smile.


  1. I have no words of wisdom. I feel so guilty for so many of these things as well...

  2. Thanks Diedre. Sometimes just knowing that I'm not alone in my struggle is enough. :)

  3. Eaten up with guilt. A constant companion.

  4. Yes, it's a constant being a working mother. I remember when my youngest was around 4 and said "Is work more important than me?" Talk about feeling guilty! I called in sick the next time he got sick. It was always about getting them ready for daycare before work and at that time I was a single mother - no choice but to work. (And then of course you feel guilty calling in sick.) We just try to balance the best we can.

  5. All I can say is I know how you feel... But for me it never gets better, I hope that it does for you Angela! I love your blog! =)

  6. Thanks for the support during my SITS day on this one. Guilt is something I struggle with a lot and I appreciate all of your feedback and encouragement.