Two-And-A-Half Year Plan

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Well one thing I can't be accused of, is being a quitter. I guess in that regard, I'm just as stubborn as my fat. I signed up on SparkPeople in 2007 and I haven't stopped yet. Oh, I've wavered, and shimmied, and skirted and bobbed, but I haven't quit. I've even lost some weight, only to put it back on because "I deserved a break".
Yea... well.. I said stubborn not smart.
This lifestyle change is a really big deal. I mean, really big deal. If I think a deserving reward is eating pie and drinking scotch, well, that's another part of my thinking that needs to change.
Most of it is comfort. What I really need is to learn a new way to relax. Especially when I get home from work.
I have a pretty stressful job (that I really love, btw) and I get home to 5 kids that all have various excuses for why they forgot which homework or why they had a bad day in school, or why they failed a test, or why they hit that kid with the mustard... I get bombarded all day long.
I usually get home, and head straight for my room. I say hi, I'm going to go change. And I sit for just a minute, but then have to get out there and find out who has a test and where is the spelling and why isn't this math done, and on and on and on.
Or maybe I just need a thicker skin.
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    You certainly have your hands full and I surely can understand how destressing is a priority. I only had one kid and have no idea what it's like, or how to deal with 5!!! What my parents used to do in Summer is take all of us to the public pool in the evening and we'd often have a picnic dinner there. I think that gave everyone some time to destress. Anyway that worked until we were a certain age :) Good luck on finding a destressor besides food and alcohol. Exercise is what works for me. But I imagine it's hard to do when you have 5 kids wanting your attention.
    4126 days ago
    ooo.. naps.. I remember those!!!
    4130 days ago
    I made a resolve early on not to reward myself with food. Most of the time that works. My recipe for stress releif is a nap.
    4130 days ago
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