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The Sandwich Generation, Worry and Exhaustion ~ Day 3 Summer Olympics Challenge

Friday, June 22, 2012

Let's face it. Probably most of us are emotional eaters. I know I for one will throw down the gauntlet and dig on in if something takes me out of the realm of normal. It's hard to resist the urge to go and drown out the feelings that flow over us like a breaker wave when we get bad news, life worries or are just plain exhausted.

Lately I have been in that up and down roller coaster known as life. Identified as a Sandwich Generation Baby Boomer, I have been dealing with health issues hitting my 86 year old Mom and my 20 year old Daughter who lives with me. They have both been fairly sick since the beginning of June and at one point a couple of days ago I fell apart with overwhlemation! It was hard for me not to drive thru McDonalds and order a double Angus Bacon Burger Large Meal with a McFlurry to wash it all down! But I didn't.... I came home and took the dog for a walk.

Still things are going on with my family (and now my Sister in Law) that are difficult. We are not out of the woods by any means and I worry about how I will handle it. The last thing I want to do is eat my way through it all. The other last thing I want to do is fall out of exercising. It is going to take all the strength I can possibly muster to keep myself on the right track.

I have to!! I just have to.....



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