When Life Blows up in your Face.....

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saying that life has been tough these past few months is a understatement. Between a busy work schedule, court cases (yes, caseS, plural, more than one....), family things, volunteer work, day-to-day life, etc., I have not had even a second for myself lately. Fitting in workouts has been a hassle. Eating healthy has been difficult because all of the stress I'm experiencing. All I want to eat is "comfort foods". Potatoes, bread, chips, snack foods, fried foods, cheese, ice cream...all my faves right now. I keep buying fruits and veggies. They are not going to waste, but when I have the option to eat, say an apple vs chips, I'm definitely going for the chips.

I have been ravenous lately too. When I go to a student's house for tutoring and see said comfort foods or know they are there, I just eat them. It is absolutely rude and appalling, but this is what I'm doing. I'm so disappointed in myself lately. Even at home, my boyfriend has commented on my eating habits (which I have asked him to do), and he has noticed that I have been eating a lot, especially junk foods.

So what do I do? I mean there are all of these "tactics" to combat these things, but honestly, they are not practical. Not for me anyways. So what I need to do is....

1) Start making my lunch the NIGHT BEFORE like I was in the past.
2) Limit my intake of my "trigger foods." Force myself to eat something healthier. I may even restrict these foods on all days except one.
3) Stop eating bread and crackers. As Brendan says, I am the "Bread Monster." When I let myself eat these things, I cannot control my portions.
4) Practice self-control. I am the one that ultimately controls my actions. It's not like the food is jumping into my mouth; I'm putting it there.

In theory, this all sounds great, but being so fu(king stressed out 24/7 does not make it easy...I hardly have any time to even do things ahead of time. "Well, you need to make time..." Yeah, no $hit. But you can't make time when you literally do not have any extra to work with....

So much for my optimistic blog....Whatever....
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    It all starts with awareness. I too have been wondering where my motivation has gone. I was doing so well before. One of the things is your #1: pack the lunch the night before. It takes the anxiety out, on the day. The feeling like OMG, I can't get enough. But, here I am, 66 minutes before my shift & no lunch in sight. I think I will go do it.
    Best of luck to you.

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    2209 days ago
    I am all to familiar with how stress makes everything more challenging. Some days I wonder how I am going to handle all that comes my way.

    The thing is, we're not letting the stress conquer us. We're looking for ways to conquer the obstacles!

    Keep going. Stay in the game!
    2221 days ago
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