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Thursday, October 27, 2016

My diet is still not going well, I am trying but feel so stressed at times I just eat without thinking about it, I am still exercising as much as I can and I do feel different afterwards.
On the whole my diet is good but just tend to go overboard with my favourite foods(bread, cheese and peanut butter), I am to see my GP next Tuesday about several things so shall tell about my worries
On the stressed side of things I had a doctor out to see my husband on Tuesday and I am hoping they will take him into hospital for a few days so I can have some respite time but not holding my breath on this as it seems I am low priority to the mental health services.
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  • NELLJONES
    I hope you feel better soon. Don't give up!
    1316 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Hi Elaine, is there a support group in your area for carers of sufferers with mental health problems? Don't worry about what's happened in the past, just keep trying your best. Also look out for Slimming World groups in your area, they could give you a different view on a healthy lifestyle & give you support along the way.
    1317 days ago
  • USMAWIFE
    stress does lead to mindless eating for a lot of people. one thing i learned on sp is that when you feel stressed instead of reaching for food reach for a glass of water. sip it very slowly and get the entire glass down.

    if after the glass you feel stressed still, do simple exercises to help and get the mind re focused

    i am a stress knitter. pick up my needles and go

    hope the doctor gives you suggestions .. the word diet has left my vocabulary. it is now a change of lifestyle
    1317 days ago
  • NANASUEH
    I agree with Faith that when you have this much stress, it's not the time for a diet plan. But keeping with the one day at a time mantra, you can still do little things that will prevent a complete blowout. Have carrots/celery already cut up and easy to grab when you need crunchy. Try having rye crisp with your cheese instead of bread.

    Do keep looking for help so to get rest. Look into some of the service groups that help caregivers. Don't give up. Be a squeaky wheel. You deserve it.
    1317 days ago
  • FAITHP44
    This is so tough - and probably not the best time to be worried about a diet. I think that exercise and eating healthily is pretty good at the moment, so don't be too hard on yourself if your portion size isn't quite right. I can't imagine the constant stress you've been living under for such a long time - and the fact that you have hung on in there is a real credit to you. Praying for you tonight.
    1317 days ago
  • MSPOOH404
    I know you don't know me, but I am so sorry to hear that you are going through so much. I was an emotional eater (I'm not claiming it any more...hoping that will help), so I know what it's like to "stress eat." If there are some things that you find you eat uncontrollably (like the bread, cheese & peanut butter), maybe try substituting those with fruits or veggies that you can snack on.

    I don't have any advice on dealing with people with mental health challenges, but I hope you get the few days' rest that you need. Sending out prayers for you and your husband. emoticon
    1317 days ago
  • JEANNETTE101
    Yes, hang in there. It is rewarding to be a caregiver but it is very hard being a caregiver. You feel your own life has been put on hold. Stay strong, patient and see if you can get some respite. It's important to take care of yourself but not easy to do so. God bless you for your work.
    1317 days ago
  • LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Being a caregiver to a spouse is hard. You do feel alone and that no one understands the hopelessness and loneliness. When I was caring for my 1st husband it was so hard. You have your fears and sadness and then have to deal with their moods and hopelessness as well as other love ones. I hope you can get some respite care. If they don't offer it keep asking for it. Hugs Pat
    1317 days ago
  • TBROOKS93
    ...just keep it up and try not to mindless eat. I know it is hard. But if you keep yourself busy you wont think about eating as much. Good luck! :)
    1317 days ago
  • TBROOKS93
    I have been working out and watching what I eat for about a month. Was doing well but I will catcg myself eating without thinking. And then I get so mad. I don't have time to work out very long. So I am very stricked with myself on what I eat....
    1317 days ago
  • CINDYB0905
    Hang in there
    1317 days ago
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