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Stress eating doesn't help


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Success Journal
1. I bought lean protein to cook for the week: chicken & ground turkey
2. I understand my feelings & I'm working through them

What a day! I've had a lot of stress producing events today, and I was eating for comfort. It's an old habit, and a useless one, since eating doesn't remove the events.

It rained buckets today, and I didn't feel like going to the rec center.

A student was raped last night on the lawn of the building I work in, the main administrative building on campus. I'm horrified, scared, and braced for the onslaught in my office. I work in university relations, which is the public relations for the university. How do I tell scared parents that their daughters are safe on campus?

DS13 is giving me trouble about marching band. He's is thinking of quitting, because he doesn't play well, or know how to march. He missed the summer band camp, because he was with his father all summer. So I'm working with his teacher, who is getting an upperclassman to help him after school, I'm trying to get him to practice. But he's resistant, to the extent that he's making excuses (his big toe hurts), and cursing at me. Finally, he said he was shunning me, and I sent him to bed.

I'm having a hard time adjusting to having DS13 home. I'm not used to being screamed at. I'm not used to telling a kid to do something, and getting an argument. And I've lost my fitness & nutrition buddy, DS20. I really do understand his Asperger's syndrome is behind the oppositional behavior. But if he acts up in school like he does at home, he's in for disciplinary action. If things don't calm down soon, it's back to therapy, so we can learn to find a peace in the middle.

So, I overate. it's over & done. I'm drinking lots of water to flush it out. Tomorrow, I'm back to my good habits. Leave the old bad habits in the past, move on.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/27/2012 6:00PM

    What a horrible day. I think you deserve to let out a huge scream!

That is so horrible about the rape and it's frightening. It sounds like people on campus will have to travel in pairs now.

I don't envy you the problems with your son. I know how difficult it must be.

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LE7_1234 8/27/2012 2:24PM

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Caren, do you have any local support? Support groups, counselors, experts who can give you coping strategies, whatever?

I wonder if even something like Al-Anon could helpful in dealing with a difficult family member?

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DETERMINEDJANET 8/27/2012 1:23PM

    Glad you are using the right words... time to move forward! Carrie's words are absolutely right on too. I have to really watch myself when I have the ugly days with my 8 yr old son who is autistic. I want that salty food or ice cream to sooth my broken spirit, but that won't help anyone.

Sorry work will be a rough go after the rape on campus. Our culture is just nuts with the violence.

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NATPLUMMER 8/27/2012 12:45PM

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ILOVEROSES 8/27/2012 8:15AM

    Thanks for sharing your problems with us. I especially like the last paragraph and the last sentence. You're right, move on emoticon

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CARRIE1948 8/27/2012 7:45AM

    It;s over, move on. Your son won't get easier to live with 'cause you overeat and you'll feel bad about yourself. Find something that renews you.

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KNEEMAKER 8/26/2012 10:17PM

  Thanks for sharing

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