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A surreal day

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Last January I was the heaviest I'd ever been. I thought the weight was all due to trying to juggle school, work, and life. Once school was finished I slowly without a lot of motivation started working out again and thought, now I'm going to get rid of all of this excess weight. In the course of 8 months I lost a few pounds, which made me happy, but didn't seem to add up to the effort I thought I was putting in. I was working out hard 2-3 days and walking 10,000 steps the rest of the week. On top of that I was trying to eat more healthily. What I didn't factor in was how much my husband's depression was affecting me. I was still occasionally snacking on all sorts of things I shouldn't be, drinking more than was good for more, and generally less than happy. I went away on a business trip and relaxed for the first time in the longest time, it was crazy (I'm never relaxed on business trips). But, it also helped me to realize how tightly wound I'd become. I got home from the trip and had actually lost weight and I hadn't done any exercising while away! It really hit home how much my emotional angst was taking a huge toll on my health. It's been 3 weeks since that trip and because of my ahh hah moment, I've been really trying to eat better and generally be nicer to myself. I'm trying to find ways that help me to reset to a happier place, believe it or not Sparkpeople is one of those places. I always feel hopeful reading other peoples stories and learning how I can be healthier both physically and emotionally. And the wonderful side effect of all of this, I have lost 2.5 lbs in the last 3 weeks, I'm happier than I've been in a very long time, and though my husband depression is still hanging on tightly, he is working hard to overcome it.

-Life is good!
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