Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Look Great in 2008 (Week 2)

Well, I'm still hanging in here. My weight this morning was 234.0, or 0.4 lbs higher than last week. I guess that's pretty good, considering that I've paid almost no attention to my diet recently.

Part of it, is because I'm just tired of dieting. I'm tired of being hungry, and having to make "good" food choices, and eating things I "should" eat, rather than what I want to eat.

Part of it is because we've had some simply horrendous challenges going on at our house. We've had a pet die, another get sick, behavior problems on the part of The Kid, some unexpected and very big expenses come up, hassles at work, and a very late paycheck.

Every time I turn around, something else goes wrong.

We've gone from paying off our credit cards every month to carrying over $7,000 in debt practically overnight. We've had some very expensive things go wrong lately, and the problem has been compounded by the fact that about half our income for this month never appeared. Sure, there are contracts and laws and all sorts of things that are supposed to guarantee we get paid in a timely fashion, but when the boss doesn't sign paychecks before he takes off on vacation, there's nothing that anybody can do.

Maybe we'll get paid this week. We were expecting the check almost two weeks ago.

We aren't at risk of financial ruin yet. The check will come, the debts will get paid off, and hopefully The Kid's behavior will improve.

I just keep reminding myself: this too shall pass.


Mama Bear June said...

Yikes, that sounds like quite a week. Hope things get much better for you this week and the check comes in soon. Hang in there! And if you want to eat well, never feel hungry and still lose weight, check out the Abs Diet for Women. It really is wonderful!
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Shannon said...

I just KNOW that check will come soon and things will be on the up-n-up!!!


Jan B said...

I have been there and it is harder to focus on eating right when the heat is on. I hope that things even out very soon.

ValleyGirl said...

Isn't it interesting how looking after ourselves can become the very last thing on our minds? I know, it works that way with me too. And I certainly understand the frustration of realizing there hasn't been a single day in the last 10 years that I haven't thought about my weight, food choices, been unhappy with my weight, etc. It does get discouraging and depressing after a while when we don't see lasting results.

I'm trying desperately right now to shift my focus from viewing my weight in relation to myself to viewing my health in relation to my life, my family, and our future. I want to get to the point where I no longer obsess about food, but just automatically reach for a fruit or some celery instead of a bag of chips in the afternoon. Where I don't plan out before breakfast what I can and can't eat for the rest of the day, but simply eat well-rounded meals -- and only eat until I'm not hungry anymore, rather than until I'm stuffed.

It's still hard because I still consciously have to think about what's going into my mouth and why, but like OMSH said in this post, "But? This will not beat me. IT WILL NOT BEAT ME. Because if it beats me? It beats my husband, my kids, my parents, my extended family, my friends... Winner takes all."

WE.CAN.DO.THIS!! You've had an incredibly rough week and you will be in my prayers. I hope things settle back to normal fast.

Thea said...

Stress is definitely a killer when you are trying to make good choices. It just becomes one more thing you have to THINK about. Try to take care of yourself and you are absolutely right...THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

Good luck this week! DON'T GIVE UP!