Monday, July 08, 2013
The past 10 days has thrown me into a loop. So much on my plate. I was not only not taking care of me, I was engaged in some very destructive behaviors. I used food as comfort and a substitute for rest. I sabotage my efforts with very little exercise and overindulging in high sugar and salty foods. Despite my own sabotage efforts, my overall good eating habits prevented me from completly going over the edge of the cliffs. I only gained 2 pounds.
Well, things are a bit better. I finally had one day off and looking forward to another 2 days without the runs to Urgent Care. My mom and grandmother are on the mend.
I decided to cancel 2 days of vacation this week and focus on work projects that are time sensitive. I kept one day for my own medical appointment. The vacation was supposed to be for my mom, but she can't travel now. I can save the time and eliminate my work load.
I postpone my backyard project because I do not have the energy to focus on it right now. And that is okay. I did receive some estimates and now know it will be affordable.
I researched the online health programs offered by my insurance. They are great! And they work well with the SP program I have here. And more! It is just what I need to re-focus on me and not just for healthier eating, but healthier coping tools (i.e. stress management).
Life will always present lemons. But, it is now time for lemonade.