Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I just got trashed by three horribly stressful events. A huge unexpected bill, a ten day delay in evicting my tenant, and a string of control freak put downs from my SO. I went off my diet and drank tequila for 4 days. And slept. I drank very little, but it made me depressed until I skipped a day. I forget that alcohol makes me depressed until it is completely out of my system. Oh also, I starved myself all week and did not lose an ounce. If I don't lose wt. I will be stuck living in an old buick eating cat food for the last 20 years of my life because my elderly millionaire SO won't marry me or leave me anything. I have to lose wt. to man hunt. I won't even have a place for our 12 cats when he dies. No social security, no children. And he doesn't care. After 11 years he doesn't care what happens to me. And he is 80, starting to fail.
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Coming down from a 4-day tequila binge? Ow, no wonder you feel like life sucks. Before you do anything else, please drink plenty of water - it will help your body flush out the toxins from the alcohol.
Then, do something JUST FOR YOU, that makes you feel good. Draw with crayons, sit and breathe deeply for 5 minutes, walk somewhere beautiful, a bath with candles and music, half hour with a good book, call a friend you miss... anything that you enjoy.
A friend of mine once told me something I've always remembered. She was a young, single mom of two boys, and we were getting dressed to go to a party after work (we were waitresses). She took the time to put lotion on her feet, and I said something in surprise because I never did, and she said, "I have to take care of myself. No one else will do it, and I am the only one who will be with me for my whole life."
Take care of you, because YOU DESERVE IT.
1199 days ago
Honey, you must prioritise yourself - lose weight for you, take time out for you, and this will help you to manage the curve balls that come our way from time to time.
Please take care of yourself, try to eat well, try to relax and get some sleep, and avoid alcohol - it doesn't do any of us any good.
Take time to smell the air, and hear the birds singing, and I endorse Kathy's wish for you to have a 'Hit it out of the Park' day!
1199 days ago
Ever consider that losing weight should be for YOU--not necessarily for man-hunting? I'm hearing in your post a sense of desperation...and you deserve better than that. Alcohol will not fix anything--especially depression, and depression is such a deep, deep hole!
Spend enough time with yourself that you can do an assessment of what you want today to look like, what you want in the future, and what you're willing to do to achieve that. Life does throw curves sometimes; sometimes we strike out, but sometimes we hit it out of the park. I'm wishing you a "hit it out of the park" day!
1199 days ago
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