Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Could my yo-yo weight recently be caused by stress?!?! I was journaling the other day & realized that I'm under more stress than I thought.
1) Preparing the house to put on the market. Did you know that you can accumulate a LOT of stuff in 12 years in the same house?!?! Hubby has thrown away or given away so much stuff & I have no idea what he is doing because he is doing it while I'm at work. ARGH!
1b) I'm unsure if I even WANT to move. Hubby desperately wants out of this town. We love big city living & are planning to move to Kansas City. BUT it is 5 hours from family (instead of 5 minutes). I work for my dad, though, and there are no opportunities in this town after he retires.. and he's 62 years old.
Matt was offered a teaching job in kfc area a couple of years ago, but I didn't let him take it because of the house... so now we are selling the house & will live in an apartment in case the opportunity comes up again.
2) In-law issues. Let's just say hospital stays, unhealthy living, mental disease, jail, suicide attempts, and divorce have been involved since November with no sign of improvement.
3)Getting ready for vacation. Vacation starts June 18... camping @ Yellowstone. I HATE HATE HATE camping. Mosquitoes, hard ground, campfire cooking, sleeping bags, portopotties, dirtiness, stickiness, packing, unpacking, etc etc cause my OCD (undiagnosed) to go crazy. Last year I chose Florida. This year, Matt chose (we take turns). ARGHH!! (Have I mentioned that I hate camping?!?!)
4) Co-worker issues. Have I mentioned that I hate drama?!?!
5) SElf-inflicted stress. I tend to worry about EVERYTHING & EVERYONE. My parents say that I've never really been a kid or had fun. I'm too busy planning out every worse-case scenario. OR I'm trying to help everyone else with their issues. I am the go-to person for everyone to come to. I enjoy helping people, but SOME people (NOT SparkPeople... I LOVE you guys) really drain me. I'll go home exhausted sometimes because of people telling me their issues. I really should get paid for being a therapist, but NO... I sell insurance.
I'm going to make a better effort to deal with my stress in a healthy manner. Bubblebaths, candles, relaxing with a book, drinking a glass of hot tea or cold tea, self-pedicure all are things I can do instead of eating.