I went to the doctor this afternoon for a fever and cough and got on the scale. I feel like a fat lard ass. I've gained 15 pounds in 6 months. I'm disgusted with myself. I know better than this and I just can't seem to get over my addiction to food. When things start getting stressful, I eat. I've read the books, articles, etc. Nothing helps. The answer must be to remove some of the stress in my life. But how? I have to work. I'm sick and can't work out. Injured my foot before that, couldn't work out. Taking an online class, have to do that for work. Teenage children are soooo difficult, can't get rid of them! Relationship with boyfriend not as great as it used to be. Ex-husband is a pain. Father's health is failing. Mother needs back surgery and must take care of her. Car needs new tires and the damn ants have taken over the kitchen! Oh yeah and there's always housecleaning, laundry, dinner...It's no wonder my diet is taking a back seat. I'm just getting by here. What to do?
Alright, lets start with something easy. Ants- that might be a good stress buster actually. Killing ants could be fun, right?!
Online class-don't procrastinate, just do the work and get it done. Only 2 more weeks of that.
Make the kids help more around the house. (ugh, I smell a battle) or, just let the housework go for now.
Boyfriend-need to spice things up, we are stuck in a rut. Need to do something fun, but I'm too freaking busy! Need a date night once I'm not sick.
Don't know what to do about ex-that's why I divorced him.
Parents- I'll just do what I need to do and see if I can get my brothers to help out in some way.
Workout-working out is a great stress reliever for me, and it sucks that I haven't been able to exercise for several weeks now. Once I'm over this latest virus I should be good to go.
Okay, I feel a little better. But I need a back up plan in case I can't exercise sometimes. What else can I do to relieve stress? I guess I'll think on that and let you know tomorrow.