Slipping with Stress

Sunday, April 10, 2011

So I have noticed myself slipping lately. I have been having some outside stress lately and I tell you it is affecting me BIG TIME!
Work has been unbelievable and CRAZY- projects are backed up one on top of the next.
My parents are probably going to be losing their home and with either having jobs, I am not sure what else they expected to happen. Mom did get a job having having a verbal altercation with me and me telling her that she is most definitely not moving in with us. My dad just got out of the hospital with diagnosed bipolar after 63 years. After blowing through most of my parents funds, they have been left with very little.
My father in law is not doing well and just got out of the hospital with pneumonia. Not too awful bad you say, but he has cancer so it makes any illness more severe.
My son has started soccer and running to games on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday has put a huge kink in afternoon meal planning.
OK so enough griping, here's is the plan

EXERCISE- this is obvious. I am not going to lose the weight sitting on my arse. This includes my Monday spin class and Friday Zumba class but also includes the other days as well. I am going to start using the elliptical again on Wednesdays and other days too. I cannot stress this enough because I can log all I want, but if I am not moving, results are not happening.

LESS STRESS- This includes not letting the external factors that I have no control over bother me. I need to take the best care of myself and my family.

FOOD- I have control over food, it does not control me! Just because I am stressed gives me no entitlement to go eat a HUGE piece of cake to make myself feel better. WHY AND FOR WHAT? The guilt and feeling afterwards is much worse!

PLANNING- With soccer season being here and other things that are forcing us to run here and there, we need to start meal planning better. This includes coming home and having a plan, not, I did not plan today so I will just eat out.

So while I am up 6 lbs to 189. I have caught myself AGAIN before it was too late. I guess that is the true meaning of a lifestyle change.

So this morning, I got up instead of sitting on my computer in the morning for hours, I exercised. I ate a reasonable breakfast and lunch and am drinking the good stuff today. Here's to a new beginning.

I felt the urge to blog today away from home. I am going to post pictures later of the old me to motivate.

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    You DO have a lot going on. Good job for catching yourself before slipping completely. You CAN do this! You've got a plan. We are here to support you.

    Laurie emoticon
    2903 days ago
    Oh my goodness, what a lot you have going on! My best wishes to you and your family.

    I can totally relate to how stress affects your plan, and I like your attitude. You can do it!
    2903 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2011 1:40:40 PM
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