It feels so good to be back in my routine. Eating vegan and walking outside everyday. Kids at school, husband at work, me minding the homefront and preparing for our move. I'll be working at the hospital every weekend for the next several weeks as well. The summer has been chaotic, to say the least, but we seem to have landed on our feet.
Looking at my weekly weigh-ins, its plain to see as my stress level goes up, my weight goes up. Life will always have its ups and downs. Stressful times will always come and go. I want to learn to not eat crap in respense to stress! Some people lose their appetite, can't eat and get thin when things get crazy. I guess I'm just one of those blessed with the evolutionary advantage of the urge to pack in the calories when under seige. It makes sense. Sigh.
All that said, I've been staying away from alcohol this whole time.
And i've been trying to think of ways to keep the upcoming holidays from being a huge weight gain for me. Unfortunately over the last few years, the holidays have been a time chaos and tension, mostly due to in-law issues. Perhaps this year, since we will be in the process of relocating out of state, we can use that as an excuse to do what we need for our family, instead of trying to please in-laws. I'll be actively working on a plan to make the holidays as peaceful as possible. More to come on that one.
As for the immediate plan, I'm making daily, weekly and monthly to do lists regarding our move. Doing this is soothing to me and really keeps me on track. Today I start decluttering!