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Marooned!! And making poor choices!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I came home Thursday evening from work and have not been out of the house since. The blizzard of 2013, aka Nemo came with a vengeance!

He dropped 36.5 inches on us and has nearly shut down our state. In our town we are faring well compared to neighboring towns but roads are a mess and plows are getting stuck. They could only remove the snow with payloaders. School was closed on Friday and will be closed again tomorrow.

Being stuck in the house is making it extremely challenging to stay focused on my program. I also have no desire to exercise. I did shovel a bit but yesterday but generally speaking I hate being out in the cold and I am not at all fond of the snow.

I am finding myself completely focused on food and feeling hungry all the time. I have stayed within my calorie limits but have made poor carb choices. I ate pasta with vodka sauce AND sweet potatoes the last couple of days. It doesn't sound horrible but it is for my blood sugar.

Today I ate a bunch of Club multi-grain mini crackers. I have been at 50% carbs the last 2 days when I normally try to stay under 35%. I am happy for a full day of conference calls tomorrow to help take my mind off food, but nevertheless I will be working from home, which all of a sudden seems dangerous.

I think I am turning to food because I have been very stressed over this storm. I was really worried about how we were going to dig out. My husband is my hero because he got it done. It took him 8 hours over 2 days but he dug us out. He is nearly crippled now but he got it done. My next worry is the snow on the roof of both the house and the garage with rain expected tomorrow. I do believe it is emotional eating driving me right now and I MUST break the pattern.

Here are some of pictures of what we had to deal with here...

Check out my husband heading out to the garage with his 6 foot frame. That's my car underneath that pile...

That's my son trying to shovel the path to get to the oil valve. Oil delivery expected later this week.

Here are my husband and my other son working on about 200 feet of driveway...

I have not exercised today. Zero excuse and no reason not to, just have not felt like it.

I have got to get my mojo back!!! Serenity now!!!
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    It's been a long time since I've seen that much snow! Occasionally we got that kind of snow in Colorado but not very often. I can understand your frustration of being stuck in the house and feeling anxious about all of that snow on the house.

    Life and stressful situations have a way of derailing us from time to time. You know what you have to do though. Maybe get your kids to help you exercise. Plan some healthy snacks and meals. Just take it one moment and one day at a time. You can get back on track! You have come too far to let it all go! Sending you some positive thoughts and hope that the sun will come out soon to melt some of that snow.

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    1894 days ago
    emoticon That is a LOT of snow!
    1895 days ago
    This could be a good lesson for you. Embrace that!

    Like when my internet went out and I couldn't track my food for two days. I had no idea what my daily calorie intake was. It made me crazy, which made me want to eat more. No FB, SP, or Pinterest to fill my extra minutes between the usual housework and school. But it taught me I need a PLAN in place for the future. How will I ever maintain or lose if I didn't have SP? I need to figure that out! And what will I do when I'm bored? Eat? Can't do that either! I'll soon be back to the weight I was if I don't address issues of boredom-eating and going overboard if I can't see my numbers! A good, but hard lesson.

    Life is going to happen. Snow will come each year (hopefully not that much) as will stressful events, weeks of unexpected things in the future. Will we always be derailed by them? It only takes one derailment in which we take weeks, months, years before we realize we have let the old life creep back in!

    This is turning into a blog post! Sorry. I have just really been thinking lately of how I don't have a safety net other than SP's trackers. I need a plan for the long-haul. And it sounds like you need a plan for when boredom, stress, and cabin-fever strikes. We'll all learn from one another. Nemo will not be the end of Anna's healthy life! Be like Dora; just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
    1895 days ago
    BTW......that Nemo picture is priceless!
    1895 days ago
    I so so feel your agony. We were without power for three days here once due to freezing temperatures. I'm talking 30 below. I had layers on my layers an laid under my bed covers. We joked about burning the furniture.

    I try to keep my carbs at around 20% so I know what you mean. I am pre-diabetic.

    I work from home but when clients aren't scheduled I know exactly what you mean about wanting to eat. Just the fact that you are so stressed out from the weather can make you want to eat.

    I wish you some calm thoughts soon so the cortisol can leave the building. Prayers!

    1895 days ago
    Holy cow! I'm glad you're in where it's safe, but I would be going a little stir-crazy too. Hope you see some sunshine (and melting snow) soon!
    1895 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    WOW!! That IS a LOT of snow!! Loved the pix, tho!

    As for being derailed...Just do the best that you can. It's got to be hard to stay focused being stuck inside all the time, especially since you don't like the cold.
    1895 days ago
    I feel your pain! I hate the cold and am not really a fan of snow! We were just sideswiped by the storm. We only got about 2 inches here in South Jersey and as far as I'm concerned that's 2 inches too much! I'm thinking of you and wishing you an early thaw! emoticon
    1895 days ago
    Oh my!! Thank you for sharing! I'm awestruck! That's a lot of snow, hopefully you can get out sooner than later!

    1895 days ago
    OMGoodness, that's a lot of snow! We are getting sleet right now, think I'd rather the snow but not that much!
    1895 days ago
    Wow. That much snow would shut down my state, too. Thanks for the photos. I'm glad you are all together. Worrying about one not there would be harder.

    It's really tough when such things derail our carefully made plans. Don't be too hard on yourself. Just start from now in exercising and eating. Having approved snacks made up and ready to grab ahead of time can help. Distraction from food can also help. Staying in calorie range, if you can't control the make-up of the food, is not too detrimental.
    Good luck getting back on track soon! emoticon
    1895 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Goodness, that's quite a snowstorm. I'm sure you've sent more than what you want of the white fluffy stuff. Hope the sun comes out soon & melts it away.
    1895 days ago
    Oh my gosh!! How truly horrible. I hate snow and hope it never happens to us. I am sending a prayer for you.
    1895 days ago
    emoticon Sending you sunshine
    emoticon Sending you mojo
    emoticon Sending you HUGS
    emoticon Sending you protein
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    1895 days ago
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