LISAKROBB's SparkPeople Blog LISAKROBB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The effects of stress on my eating Where to start.... Let's see.... The past 3 or 4 weeks have been rough, and so have my eating habits. My aunt has been diagnosed with lung cancer (I only have 3 relatives outside of my immediate family, so this is kind of a big deal for me), my grandma (one more of the 3) has been placed in a home for alzheimer's patients. This is a good thing for her, but still hard all the same as she seems to be advancing quickly in her disease. My poor mom is taking care of all of this, plus looking fo... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 21:26:20 EST My problem goal The biggest problem I am having right now is eating enough protein. I eat meat at times and eggs. I really like string cheese, but I still often fall short in the protein category. <BR> The problem I'm encountering is that some high protein foods are also high in fat and carbs. I have no problem getting enough fat and carbs, but proteins are tough for me. <BR> <BR> A second issue, but more minor, is getting in enough exercise. I'm not as concerned with this one because I have rheumat... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:24:04 EST Taking a moment to gain some perspective Okay, so it's been a really rough day. I have a very emotional highly anxious daughter who is just out of control lately. We are working with her all the time on positive ways to handle her stress. The hard part is she's only 5 years old!! So anyway, all the drama got the best of me today. After she fell asleep I ate 4 slices of pizza and a dairy queen blizzard that I had my husband go get for me. (He wouldn't normally do this as he knows I am really working hard at being healthy, but h... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 22:11:16 EST How I miss the days when summer meant relaxing and playing all day Well, summer is officially here. My daughter had her last day of kindergarten today, so now they are both home all day again. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. My son will start preschool in the fall, and I know I need to soak up every moment of this summer with them, but I can't help having moments of yearning for the days (oh so long ago now) when summer days were all mine. I could go for a bike ride, read a book, play with a friend, help my mom, hang out with brothers and sis... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:02:25 EST pain Wow! I was unable to get my Remicade infusion last week because of a sore throat. Now I have to wait another 8 days!! And the pain is back. Yesterday at work my right hand started swelling and it is still swollen today. The Remicade must be working because I haven't felt like this since before the second infusion. <BR> The effects of pain are so interesting to me. I am once again completely exhausted. Getting up and moving around is once again a huge deal, let alone being the awesome... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 20:48:50 EST