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I'm being invaded today.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Is it still in "invasion" if you know they are coming? Maybe encroached upon would be a better word. Yeppers, today is the day Mom and Dad come home. And for some reason I awoke at 6:15am. WHY ME? (because I ask questions like that!)

Anyway, the yard is mowed and I am working on the house today. I have to re-vacuum as it stormed yesterday and Max now has a white trail of hair everywhere he laid down yesterday. I know, sometimes he is more of a pain in the butt that he needs to be. I have NEVER seen a dog shed like this when terrified. But it gives me an excuse to wrap my body around his and lay down with him and sing to him - he's the only one who likes it when I sing. I swear!

Anyway, I have done it. I haven't gone all the way back to where I was, but my weight is back to just about where I was when I got sick and REALLY dropped the weight. I weighed in at 233.2 yesterday evening and 233.8 today. And while it isn't 228, I am also not sick and I am okay here. I started last week at 244. MAJOR, MAJOR DIFFERENCE.

Here's what I learned:
1. If it's in the house, I am going to munch on it.
2. If I am sick and can't work out, wire my mouth shut.
3. Stress makes me eat, and stress-eating makes me gain FAST.
4. Don't take all your medication, especially B vitamins on an empty stomach. You'll puke.
5. You don't have to eat "nothing", but you do have to MOVE to keep the weight off.
6. If I can't handle the 14 pounds of gain that I had over the past week on my body frame, I will never be able to handle adding 53 backs to my body, so I had better make this a life change and stick to it.

And if that wasn't enough, the depression of gaining a significant amount of weight was a major blow to me. I shut down everything that I couldn't watch happen in slow motion. I was analyzing everything and overanalyzing more. I now know that depression and stress-eating are major dangers for me. I just need to RECOGNIZE my dangers and avoid them.

Peace, Love, and Sunday!
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    You CAN do this girl. Make this about you and no one else. Regardless of the stress situations you know they will ALWAYS be there... you have to do this for you.
    1551 days ago
    hi Angela.
    I know it can be hard to give up your autonomy. But maybe it will also be good to have some one around. I hope you make the adjustment a smooth one and I hope your family also tries to keep your feelings in mind. Good for you for learning the lessons you've learned. Great that you are still walking and working out. I'm jealous....and convicted. I need to get my butt moving. My neck is just hurting too much to consider moving around much.
    Good luck with the transition. Congrats on the weight loss.
    1554 days ago
    emoticon Knowledge of self is key to changing yourself!
    1555 days ago
    Angela--I know you are not overly thrilled to have your mom and dad back home. Hopefully, you can find quiet time your backyard, your room, etc. You had a bad spell recently, but you are fighting back. Good for you! Hugs, Laurel emoticon emoticon
    1555 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sorry you are losing your privacy :( This is why I like living alone. When you are living with someone, you have no control over the food they bring in or cook, but when you are by yourself there is no excuse for weight gain. Pretty hard to avoid depression and stress eating. If your depression is out of control you need to be seeing a Dr. regarding treatment and medication dosages.. You can control what food is in the house though. I know if there is a salty snack in the place I will hoover it up.
    Take care of yourself, you deserve it!
    1555 days ago
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