Nov 12, 2009

Choosing My Reaction

Life is still hectic and stressful for me right now. I am beginning to forget what "normal" looks like. Maybe this is my new normal?  I feel like I'm living in a bad soap opera where every day brings new drama. I know that how I react to the drama is more important  than the drama itself.  And I am trying very hard not to react with food or poor choices.  It's so easy at the end of a crazy day to just go home and order pizza or stop in the drive through or not eat at all and just go to bed early to hide from life, but I know I won't feel better if I do that, I don't even like that kind of food all that much any more, but it satisfies my need for "now and no work" and seems to make me feel less stressed because it's one less thing I need to think about at that moment in time.  It's also setting a bad example for my boys who are still growing and need healthy, nutritious food not junk!

You know how sometimes your mind gets so full of stuff that you can't even organize your thoughts? I have felt like that for a few weeks and then today a whole new issue was added. I'm not trying to be mysterious, but I don't want to share my entire life here or turn this blog into a venue for whining and venting about everything.

Anyway - obviously I need more strategies to deal with this so I don't resort to pizza and drive thru.  Perhaps cooking and freezing meals ahead of time or enlisting more help from Den and Iain...but I do need to do something.


  1. I'm sorry things are so stressful right now! I went through a lot of personal stress / family drama last winter, and someone made the comment on my blog that, with everything that was going on, my eating was the one thing I COULD control, and not to let go of that. I dunno, that always stuck with me -- I think it's good advice. :)

  2. Stress is a bitch! I find that planning helps me get through my busiest days. Even little things like packing lunches the night before and coming to work an hour early to organize... small things can make a world of difference. I like the freezing meals idea, too. I enjoy cooking big stuff on the weekends and having something good as leftovers to start the week.

    Buck up. Things will get better...

  3. Oh I hear you...I feel like this has been the story of my life the last 3 years. Don't get me wrong...there's been a lot of good, but it's been one hell of a roller coaster ride.

    Maybe crockpot meals would be a good bet?

  4. I’m finally trying to catch up!!! Eek! I missed your birthday… I am a bad blogging buddy. Happy birthday, Enz! I’m glad to see that you had a nice, enjoyable, low-key one. I was sorry to hear that you have hit a few life bumps as of late; I hope things work out for the best soon. I can't wait for you to get your new scale... the suspense is killing me!