Originally Posted by missdevine
oK, SO LOTS OF MAJOR TRESS GOING ON IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW - BIG GIANT MOVE - to a different city, lotsa logistics, money issues for the time being and just cr*p in general ...... stopped excercising ... finding every excuse to not get on my bike -
its close to 90 degress outside hot humid and really uncomfortable ..... however ... its that little sabbotaging voice in me -
just eat it - just leave the excercise - meh ......
old demons ...... the emotional side of weightloss becomes problematic when one does not have the skills to deal with the feelings that relapse (such as I am experiencing now)
I am identyfying these and realize the horse is still waiting for me to get on it, rather than not at all!
Its such a pain I must say! nonetheless .... i havent journaled marked my food intake over the last two weeks as a result of these feelings of feeling ashamed again, but glad this board is here to write about my feelings and get back on ... ok off I go!
As a (former) Stress Eater, I can totally relate. However, my overeating did not stop with just stress.
You have acknowledged that you are under stress - so - give yourself a break and try not to worry, it just adds to the overload of stress. 18 months ago I moved from one side of the country to the other (work) and got gray hair for it. So, stress does affect us.
Do you do relaxation tapes? I never did until recently. For 20 minutes I laid on the bed and listened. I, in my entire life, do not recall - EVER - feeling that rested 'inside' of my body. Not just my mind but an actual physical feeling of - peace.
If you do not have the tapes, rent from the library, slot yourself 20-30 minutes and try it. The other thing that works for me is walking. It gives me
energy and clears my mind. It is great to have two choices for relieving the stress instead of one - food.
Hope this helps or gives you an idea to persue. Carren