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Some of the symptoms of weight gain

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Dad passed away, my Mom has a mysterious pain. My brother is losing his eyesight. My son was evicted. My daughter's boyfriend was arrested. My other daughter is depressed. A friend's divorce paper's are final and so she's isolating herself in grief. My sister thinks I'm hiding money that my Dad supposedly gave me before he died. My step mother asked me for money I don't have. My fence is half painted. Some of my perennials were mowed over. I've taken over my households finances just to find out we're 20 thousand in debt. So, why am I gaining weight? emoticon
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    S-T-R-E-S-S! Sounds like you have a pile of it right now, but you get to choose how you react to it. Make sure you are getting some good exercise, regardless of what you are eating… the endorphins increase a sense of well-being. That will help relieve your stress and then maybe decrease your eating.
    You have quite a laundry list of stressors. Break them into things you can do something about and things you can't. Pick just one thing to work on - maybe an easier one. I would guess, it is easier to paint the other half of the fence than get out of debt. Getting some easier things done will help your mood. Then break your big problems down into smaller achievable milestones - reduce debt to $19,500 by paying $X extra on the bill and not eating out for lunch (as an example).
    Good luck and keep us posted.
    1348 days ago

    You’re gaining weight because you can’t shut off compassion for others. It’s normal; I can’t shut off compassion either, especially when it’s my parents, my kids, and my siblings.

    When the heart goes out with concerns, the mouth opens wide emoticon –it’s a normal reflex we all deal with. When I’m stressed I eat, when I’m worrying about someone I deeply love I eat, when I’m worrying about the management of my household I eat, when I don’t hear a peep…I eat! emoticon It will all come together soon and you’ll get back to you. Just take care of you as well as your family concerns, but don’t leave you out in the midst of all their personal issues and life concerns. It will work itself out, but don’t you dare lose you while things work out. emoticon FIGHT BACK! emoticon
    You've come to far to go back to this... emoticon

    1349 days ago
    You just listed all the reasons. Now put yourself first and take care of yourself. You will not be able to deal with all of this if you do not take care of yourself. emoticon
    1349 days ago
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