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Stress and eating - even the horse looked appetizing!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

As I sat in the motionless line of traffic, going less than 2 miles in 30 minutes last night, my shoulders were so tense, they touched my earlobes and everything I saw reminded me of something delicious to eat.

Yesterday was just one of THOSE days. Traffic was horrible, which meant my commute was 1 hour to work and over an hour to get home again. In between traffic, I had those pesky work hours, and they weren't fun. Different bosses wanting different things...all at the same time. People not reading emails or listening. And attitudes...oh the attitudes!

By the time I got home (which was 7pm!), I was just kind of done. Thank God for my Mom who had started dinner for me before she left! Of course, I still had to finish dinner, and since it wasn't cooking fast enough, I had to open up the hummus and chips. Hummus is healthy, right? (Not when I scoop it up in huge globs on tortilla chips!)

I shoveled down my dinner, which didn't include a vegetable because frankly I was too tired to deal with it. As soon as I finished eating, it was time to start the bedtime routine. At 9pm, both kids were finally in bed and I remembered I still had 1 last piece of cheesecake left from my birthday. Yup, Ate that! I should have cut it in half, but nope...ate the whole piece! It wasn't pretty. I may have growled when my husband came a little too close to the plate. Even the dog was starting to get nervous.

So, I'm mad at myself for letting stress take control of my body and mind. I went over my calories. Now it's time to recover and figure out how to prevent this from happening again.

Part of the problem is lack of planning. Our weekend was so hectic, I didn't have the time to plan out my meals or do any grocery shopping. My husband did some shopping for me - but he only got a few things and doesn't think about the non-list standard items - fruit, vegetables, etc.
Solution: Need to plan ahead, especially before a hectic weekend!

So, my goal this weekend is to do some planning. Maybe instead of a weekly eating plan, come up with a 2 week plan. I need to include lunches, snacks, etc...for me...not just the kids!

Life is crazy now, and I don't see it calming down anytime soon. I have to be able to adapt, without sabotaging my goals!
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    Try not to be too hard on yourself. These things happen. It's wonderful you have a plan to use this experience and anticipate this situation again. You're doing great! The awesome thing you did was not to pull over and hit up the fast food drive throughs. You stuck to your guns and made it home. You have something to be very proud of. emoticon
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