Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I think were it not for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
It would be sooo easy to run down the hall and cram either a) brownies or b) banana bread into my mouth, but I resist! Following Monica Seles' lead - she helps control her emotional eating by taking a 20-second time-out, thinking about the problem, and figuring out what she can DO rather than pushing the feelings away - helps!
Right now is the time crunch of poorly-timed paychecks vs. bills, tax filing time (which is just WONDERFUL for those of us not sucking the country dry by paying our bills on time, and not buying things we can't afford, like houses and designer children), and for me, the realization that last season's clothes are not going to fit and by "not fit" I mean that they didn't fit me last year either and the situation is now critical.
So how am I dealing with this in a healthy way? I'm trying to work out a way to have something more than -$42 after this week's paycheck (done), putting off filing another two weeks (hey, I have until the 15th!), planning to take the bus 3x/week for the next month, adjusting the student loan payments, calling the IRS to set up a payment plan, etc.
I'm also strapping my HRM on and heading to my lunchtime spinning class. Ta!