June 9, 2010




I have 2 levels of stress
:


Wanna eat too much, anything and everything stress

and

Sick to my stomach, can't eat anything stress.


the first one comes with everyday life and all it encompasses. . . . .
going to bat for Chloe against a teacher who hasn't been fair to her, worrying if I offended my niece and permanently damaged the relationship, deadlines, guilt, money, what to make for dinner, . . . . you know, all that stuff


but the second variety, is the really big stuff. . . . daughter in a coma, dad had a stroke stuff. I didn't eat for 3 months when Brit was recovering from her car accident. Around here, we call it the coma diet. She and I both trimmed down nicely. This past couple of weeks with dad were no different; first thing Chloe said when she put her arm around my waist at the airport was, "you feel thinner".


It's the only upside to these life traumas,
but really folks, I don't recommend it . . . .
join a gym



So anyway, I am back to stress of the everyday variety
and making up for lost meals.


Yesterday, I made Steve take me here



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and tomorrow, we are going here.



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and I plan to every bite of this


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to celebrate the homecoming of this guy


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that should put those rolls right back where they belong



4 comments:

Stefanie said...

I've never seen a roll on you, so I don't know what you're talking about.

I handle stress the exact same way. I over eat or under eat. It's strange what we do to survive and "get through it." I'm so happy that your dad is coming home. That's such wonderful news.

Grama Peechee said...

Ditto what Stefanie said! You are so very right about the blessing of having your parents with you for a while longer. It's time for your family to take a break from stress!

Brittany said...

Oh whoops I thought I commented to this post, but I guess I never did.

When I'm really stressed I either eat only slightly less or have a "who cares" attitude and eat without consideration of what I'm eating or the amount (and my waist size will reflect it).

That's why the coma diet is so wonderful, though not recommended, you can eat anything in any amount!

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