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Feeling Low, Feeling Lost

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This summer has been very hard for me. I feel like every time I sort of get a handle on my stress levels, some small thing pushes me back into feeling like crap. Tonight my kids gave me such a hard time going to bed, which in the grand scheme is not a big deal, but I just came downstairs and stress ate a pile of food.

I have been gaining weight this summer, and when I feel so overwhelmed I don't even know how to control that. I am generally eating at home and buying healthy groceries, but my portions are way too big and I'm snacking more than I should. It's all very simple to see but when I'm stressed the first thing that goes is mindful eating.

I also know that more exercise would help balance my moods and calm me down. I am going to aim for short (20-30 minute) workouts 3x per week just to get back in a routine and feel the positive mental effects.

Okay. Tomorrow is another day and I am strong enough to keep pushing through and sort out the ways to make myself stronger, calmer, and healthier. Now to go try to sleep off this dark cloud hovering over my head.
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    Thanks for all the comments, it's so nice to have support even from people I've never met! (And my sister, of course!) I'm doing better but still eating like a fool. Gotta get that under control!
    2811 days ago
    I feel like such a bad sister not knowing how you are feeling:( you can always call me when you need to blow off some stress/vent! Love ya, and hope things have been better these last few days!
    2835 days ago
    Stress is a bear.

    I know how hard it is. We have to keep rising above the crap. Sounds like you've got a good perspective.
    2837 days ago
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    I so understand. But stay with it. It's when you stop is when you give up. Keep trying.
    As to the stress, it's always a work in progress at learning how to handle it. Maybe journal your feelings? I did that and found it was like getting it off my mind by putting it on paper. I still have a way to go but everyday I try even if I'm not successful.
    We'll get there!!
    2837 days ago
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