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But WHY can't I have 40 hours a day?

Monday, January 30, 2012

One of my age old enemies has resurfaced. I had a very busy week, every aspect of my life started to fall apart, and I turned to fast food and "treats" to deal with the stress of it.

I stopped tracking, thinking about what I'm eating and exercising. My explanation was I have no time, but I ended up tired, sleeping in, feeling guilt as well as stress and no energy. Plus, without the water I've gotten used to, I had dry mouth, lips, skin and eyes.

I could not get out of bed or stay awake once I woke up, it took me all day to try to get started and going for the day. Every day was another opportunity to get something done that I didn't do.

I'm not sure what to do about my schedule and stress level. I know I'm working on saying "No" to added errands, favours, stresses and time suckers that I simply don't have time for, but I'm a "Yes" person, so it's slow going.

I have goals for the week. I will track everything, whether it's good or not. I will drink my water and no pop. I will work on one room or area a day and get it clean and organized. I will force myself to exercise for at least 10 minutes every day. I will get to the YMCA to swim at least once.

That's all I can commit to this week. My weekend plan is full of paperwork and getting all my info together for tax time - I'm WAY behind. If I get enough organized this week, I may just feel together enough to get down to lots of paperwork done on the weekend. Wish me luck. :)
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    Thanks so much. Yes, the exercise is something I can control, even if it's 10 minutes. I always have time for 10 minutes. :)

    I had success in the past, got down to 156 pounds and felt great, but that was ages ago now. Can't wait to get back down there again.
    2302 days ago
    `Hi! I totally know what you are going through. I'm such a classic stress eater it isn't even funny. It can be soo very difficult when the stress builds up, nothing seems to actually get moving and then, at the end of the day, I just want to face plant the bed and sleep. I had lost weight before Thanksgiving but then life hit me in the face and I gained 20lbs back. It sucks! What I've found that has worked for me and what I'm working on now is working out every day. One of the little things that I have done is when I have house cleaning to do is put on some music and dance a little bit while I work and at least I'm getting extra movement in to burn some calories. :)

    Keep you head up though! I bet you will do great!
    2302 days ago
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