I'm Learning What "One Day at a Time" Really Means.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
If you'veread my previous blogs you know my mother had a hip replacement and along with her new hip she got that awful antibiotic resistant staph infection MRSA. Well, it just seems that whenever we hear good news, the next day we get bad news. On top of all that my father's insurance was changed at the new year. I'm sure my 85 year old father did not even think he needed to worry about his insurance because it's been the same for years.
The point is, with all of this stress it has been very very hard for me to NOT dive into to food to calm myslef down. If I binged everytime I received bad news in the past 5 months I probably would have gaine 50 or 60 pounds by now. I'm realizing, too that what I used to tell myself ("I'll eat better when the stress is over") just isn't going to fly. The stress may not be over for months or even years when you're dealing with a chronic illness.
I'm also learning that I feel better when I do things like walk on the treadmill and drink a lot of water. Even though my natural inclination is to back off from seeing friends, I think I need to push myself to see them. Today I got to talk with some friends and it's amazing how that made me feel more refreshed.
The bottom line is that I can either bathe in food and wallow in a pity party or take the healthier route and find joy in the good news.
I don't know, I'm still trying to figure this out.