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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.
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  • AWOLF24
    That is a lot of stress! I say that yes, it can be a factor with weight issues - definitely. emoticon emoticon
    2838 days ago
    Oh stress....can do wonky things to the mind and body. Just take one day at a time. Everything will work out!
    2838 days ago
    Wow, that's a full plate. And yes, I think stress can Definitely lead to weight gain and it seems like you're dealing with more than enough. I hope you still manage to have a emoticon vacation and that all those other issues fall by the wayside or work themselves out. I think we're put here to help the world but not all by ourselves. emoticon emoticon
    2842 days ago
    Claudia, good luck with it all. Boston is a big city too you know!!! LOL
    Yes I think you are under just a bit of stress, and I LOVE the idea of the bubble baths and self pedis. You can do this and I am certain you can do this. I used to love camping, but know I am more about the cabins then sleeping on the ground. I am 41 and don't want to be sleeping on the hard ground when I could be in a bed. It is hard for this fat old lady to get up off the ground!!! LOL Try and relax and know that I am here if you need to vent!!!

    2846 days ago
    OMG. We sound like we are so much the same (except the camping, I LOVE CAMPING!!!)

    Personally, I hope you move to Texas....
    2846 days ago
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