Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I have found myself in a very stressful lifestyle for the past 9 months. I have a granddaughter living with me because of sexual abuse in her home, of course that leads to family issues with holidays and phone calls. I have had issues with a 24 year old stepdaughter that wants to destroy my life by acting like a whiny teenager. I have a less than support family when it comes to my eating. I have a mother that has COPD and I need to take care of her frequently in a city 3 hours away. I had been on a seesaw with my weight since last July and then gained close to 20 pounds in less than a month from a migraine medication change.
When i stress I workout, hours and hours a day. I know that isn't healthy to workout too much, but it is better than filling my mouth with food and going back to almost 300 pounds. I am so frustrated with it all that walking, swimming, using the elliptical, the stationary bike and strength training is my sanctuary. I am lost here now. last weekend with all the stress I worked out for over 1700 minutes in four days, yesterday was over 8 1/2 hours working out between the time I got up and the time I left the Y at 9 pm and walked home because my husband was stuck in a hickey meeting that lasted for four hours. Good thing I walked home because I would have been waiting for an hour and a half in the cold outside of the Y.
Please give me an idea because if I don't leave my home and workout, I am going to stuff my face with every cookie, every pint of ice cream and every piece of candy in my house( that is a lot because for Christmas my husband received 102 boxes of Dots).
I crochet, I quilt but I can't be in this house until I can deal with this stress ina healthy way. If you have any ideas please help me!