Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Check-In

I just wanted to write a small post about my absenteeism this week.

If you are a regular reader, you may know that I weigh-in on Fridays and do a weekly review on Sundays. I did neither this week.

Life has been throwing me some curves in the past little while. New job. A move. Relationship woes. A car accident that landed my mother in the hospital. Familial depression and illness.

I'm really trying to keep it all together and doing a decent enough job I think. However, I have been overworking myself. Trying to prove I deserve this amazing job. Doing my housework, plus my mother's house and yard work. Fixing other people's problems and ignoring my own- as usual. I'm not so much complaining, just venting. I'm resilient and I know I can get past all this.

My eating hasn't been great. I try to keep myself in check though. I need to realize that eating doesn't solve my problems. In the long run, it just makes them worse. I know this, just need to put it into practice.

I still move myself on a regular basis- walking/biking to work and errands work related. Tennis. Yoga to calm my nerves. I even jumped on the elliptical last week! etc. I know it is not enough to lose, but it is enough to not gain. Exercise isn't really my problem- the aforementioned terrible eating habits are.

So, until I get my bearings headed in the right direction... I will try to post more often. But I can't promise it.

I'm off to the grocery store. Good fuel only in that cart. Maybe a haul later?

What do you do to battle fatigue?

5 comments:

  1. I'm sorry life got hard! It sounds like it got really hard...like juggling too many balls in the air.
    I wish too when times get hard that I avoid the wrong foods...wouldn't it help if we did. I agree with you...knowing it and putting it into practice are not the same.
    I hope life settles down for you....wishing some good days come your way this week
    Take care
    Dawn

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  2. Aww I'm sorry you are going thru all that! I have gone thru a couple similar things and it threw me for a loop and pushed me off track. I am just now getting back on, but I think the best thing is just to take care of yourself and give yourself a break. Doing yoga is probably great for the mind and body when you're stressed!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about all of this! It's good that you are reaching out with blogging. Blogging can be as therapeutic as journaling. I have been doing a lot of my mom's housework because she was in the hospital recently and still isn't 100%. But my own housework just went to hell, so I'm impressed that you kept up your house, too!

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  4. thanks for the kind words ladies.

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  5. Big hugs to you! Stay strong :)

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