Monday, August 11, 2014
Last week was not a good week for me. I had no motivation to exercise. I didn't track my food like I should. I ate everything and anything. I participated 1 day in the weekly challenge.
This is what stress does to me. I now know it. I'm working on making things better.
My week was stressful because of work. I support 7 adults with intellectual disabilities who live with families. It's called Life Sharing. 1 of my individuals was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy. She didn't understand what was happening but I did. I was unsure if I wanted to cry for her or go throw things in anger. I did neither. Instead I ate, and ate.
Greasy comfort food is what I ate. French fries, wings, bacon dogs, fast food, etc. I ate it.
I've come so far in my journey and 1 stressful week sent me right back into my old pattern.
Well that pattern led me to being sick over the weekend. I'm not sure if it was the food or the stress. I had to leave my nephew's birthday party because I was sick. I went home and slept for 2 hours. Plus slept an additional 7 hours on top of it.
Sunday, I still didn't eat the greatest but today I'm getting back on track. I'm starting fresh. I know that the next few weeks (months) are going to be stressful as I go to many doctors' appointment with my individual as we start her treatment.
I need to rely on everything I have learned on how to deal with stress. I can't say that I will not slide every once in awhile.
Any support is welcome over the next few weeks (months).