I appreciate the supportive comments I received on my last post. I've been feeling better about things. I'm really grateful for all that I have, especially my beautiful girls. I understand that I need to remember what's important and not let my stress cause me to forget what's most important.
I'm making a special effort to take time for myself. I bought a book, which is something I haven't done in awhile. I took an awesome bath over the weekend and read my book for awhile. I think I was in there for an hour. I'm going to do that a lot more often. I've also been making a special effort to get more sleep. I'm constantly operating on 4 to 5 hours a night and I know that's not healthy.
Over the past few months I've gained about 20 pounds. That's on top of the "ton" of weight that I already needed to lose. I didn't realize that stress could have such an effect on weight. I'm definitely an emotional eater, but I also realized that your body releases cortisol when your under stress and not getting enough sleep. This can actually cause you to gain weight. I've tried weight watchers, but I just get obsessed with counting points....how many points do I get, how many points is this worth, how many points do I have left. I hate having to think about it. My issue is planning. I'm really busy and tend to wait until I'm starving and then grab whatever is within arms reach. I also need to find time to exercise. I need a plan.
4 days ago