Wednesday, November 07, 2012
It's been a tough 2 weeks with more stressors than I've had for a long while. I disappeared off SP only due to time issues. It's hard to believe I didn't have time to log on but I go to bed at 9pm almost everynight (I need alot of sleep). I am up very late tonight (11pm) but really wanted to take some time, at least a few minutes.
I never thought this was true for me BUT - I experienced mindless stress eating with the majority being carbs for the past 2 weeks. I did very well when I was away Oct 25th-29th having to eat out 3 times/day. I did not lose but I did not gain.
Then 2 days later (Halloween), my daughter's sister (half sister) committed suicide. She was 23 and my daughter is 23. My daughter and I were distraught, and it will be a very bad weekend with her memorial (and my social anxiety around lots of people). My daughter and I have been drinking and eating carbs.
(Yes, they are both 23, that's a story on its own - the biological father had 2 of us pregnant at the exact same time. The two girls were born 3 days apart.)
Work has also been stressful with some deadlines that were difficult to meet. And I went to court today to try to settle my divorce issues. And on top of all that, my kids had dance class tonight and one of the other kids disappeared, for over 2 hours. We did a massive search. She was found safe and sound but another round of stress sickness.
So, insight gained and lessons learned. Stress DOES contribute to my mindless eating. Compounded with abolutely no time for exercise for the past 3 weeks resulted in a 3lb weight gain, as of last Thursday. However, although I have not yet resumed tracking I have been very committed to getting back on track.
See ya very soon!