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Some days it's just so tough....

Friday, February 27, 2009

I've been battling with super stress for the last two decades...Well, in actuality probably for the last 30+ years...The reasons are too numerous to go into, but the problem I used to have was to find solace in eating. Now just the opposite is true - I recognized that what I used to do was cover up my feelings with food...But it's gotten to the point that when I'm stressed out, or depressed, I can't get myself to eat at all, so my body seems to go into "starvation-survival" mode and my weight just plateaus....A small part of me wants to really get going, get a move on, but the rest of me just wants to curl up in a ball, under a huge comforter and forget the world exists. I guess I'm using my blogs as a way to journal, so thanks for letting me vent....
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    I used to get very stressed and then make myself sick. Stress seems to be an unquenchable disease. Its normal to turn to food for a distraction and to fill the hopeless feeling that stress brings with it.
    But as you know from experience, food doesnt help It just makes it worse as now youve added guilt to the situation.
    If youve been stressed for that long it means you havent changed yourself for that many years. I believe you only get one chance at this life and as such you need to ensure you live it well.
    As easy as this is to say, you have to let go of the stress. Stress is a great tool which helps us to focus and buckle down to get work done, but when you prolong the stress it does harm.
    You are part of the world, what you feel everyone feels. When you feel awful youre friends and family feel awful. Everyone reacts to each other. Were all in this together.
    I know how hard it is to get up from curling up and wishing the world will go away. But youre the only one that can help you get through the feeling. You have to find your energy source, whether thats a religion, spiritual philosophy or exercise. Something. That will actualy help. Food is as useless as alcohol and getting angry.
    4349 days ago
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