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Yikes Bad Week

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I seem to be having a bit of a melt down. I I'm pretty sure I am approaching that time of the month and I have been eating terribly! Not to mention I am stressed about money- what else is new! Being a stay at home mom is taking some getting used to pay check wise. All the worry just leads me down the path of overeating and that is a cycle I really don't want to start again.

I've been doing some exercise, but not nearly enough. I am ALWAYS so tired. I literally could sleep 20 hours a day- add that to my rotten eating habits this week and that doesn't make a great match. I am just having trouble getting the motivation to really get moving. I went to the Y tonight and logged about 30 minutes, but that was a stretch. Hopefully I can work through this and keep moving forward....
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    Hey There...saw that you needed support so thought I'd drop by to offer it.
    You know, when you're feeling low, actually working out for 30 minutes is a really great accomplishement! For me exercise is like a mood altering drug now. If I don't get any I'm just not feeling right. I hope you get a kick out of your next workout. Have some fun! It's hard enough as it is to do it, so make sure you're having fun and know that when you're doing it, it's all for you and for that sweet baby. You can do it!!
    4211 days ago
    I saw you where having a bad week. Sorry to read it, I can understand how things can go down hill. The important thing is to get through it and keep working.
    Don't beat yourself up over a set back, we all have them. Things will get better. You are going through an adjustment right now.

    Even if you only get a short workout in, it is still a workout. Knowing you need help/support and asking for what you need is an important step.

    You are a strong woman and you will find your way through!
    4211 days ago
    Sorry, i don't know why that posted can delete this one if you want. :D
    4211 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2008 11:15:53 AM
    Hey, saw you were having a bad time. I went through that when i had my daughter. Didn't work for the first two years after i had her and not getting paid was tough. Everyone has bad times where they fall off and need help getting back up, so it's ok. You're hormones are playing a horrible role against you right now. It's gonna be a while before they finally straighten out and it will be hard to stay focused, but that's what this site is for right? Helping strangers when they need it! Everything will work out sweetie! emoticon
    4211 days ago
    Hang in there, I go through these phases myself, so I can totally understand the feelings! The important thing is not to let it get you to stop completely, everyone is going to have bad days, it's only human, but the important thing is that you dust yourself off and try again, and never stop trying again!
    4211 days ago
  • DENI47
    Saw you needed support. Sounds like a bad week. With the stress about the economy, the days getting shorter (always a downer!), children, and hormonal stress, you have your hands full!

    As an emotional eater, I usually gain the weight then realize what I did. The fact that you recognize the sources of stress and that you have to deal with a lot is a big step! Visit the message boards for help - the folks have been great! We are all here to support you.

    Even though you are tired, keep up with the exercise. As long as you are not overdoing the exercise, it will eventually energize you. Try to get it in early in the day so it won't interfere with your sleep and will help keep your metabolism up.

    Good luck! emoticon
    4211 days ago
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