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Stress eating

Today was a stressful day on a few levels.

As I stated yesterday I am not hitting the gym this week in the hopes I take it easy I feel better quicker. But that also means I have to be much more careful in the caloric intake department.

Things were going well until this afternoon. Even my visit to Starbucks was decent with a light Caramel Frappuccino. But after that I just needed to much. And at one point I even attacked my candy bowl.

OK, well, that stuff happens and I am not gonna beat myself up over it. The first slip-up since I started counting points again. I think I am in Week 4 of tracking food.

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  1. Jennifer Says:

    Unfortunately everything in life these days seems to be stressful…. so my best advice to you (and to myself) is to take things one day at a time… and even sometimes (when things seem very stressful and somewhat out of control) to take things one moment at a time and just do your best to make it through the tough times. I do my best to just breathe, focus on the good times and take care of myself. All the rest seems to fall in place… or I hope so! Because if I am not healthy or in a good place, the other things don’t really matter. It doesn’t really matter if you have the BEST job or the BEST anything if you are too tired or too stressed or too upset to enjoy it!

  2. Ann Says:

    I appreciate your comment, Jenn. You are so right. Most of the time I deal with my stress fairly well. But there are times that it takes over. I was having a hard time dealing with the fact that my cat is sick. In the end I worried too much–what is new? And it all isn’t as bad as I thought.