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    Lonnng stressful summer

    Most of you know that I lost 80 pounds 1.5 years ago. I was so proud of myself. It was actually easy counting the calories. I was 100% certain I'd changed all my bad habits and found a new lifestyle that I'd have no trouble keeping. I enjoyed major health benefits. This summer has been stressful due to work - they are closing my store, having a huge clearance event, and building a new store that won't be ready for another month. I doubt I'll survive another month!!!

    I am working 6 days with an average of 12 hours a day thanks to the clearance event. I stopped walking Callie because I just was too exhausted from standing on my feet for 12 hours to even think about walking another half hour. The cats cling to me once I get home (after feeding them of course) because they miss me (awwwwww). I eat dinner sitting at the table staring off into space. Hubby is upset because I don't talk to him anymore.... I talked for 12 hours! I'm all talked out. I'm mentally and physically exhausted. I cry at the drop of a hat, just because I'm so stressed and mentally fried.

    I had no idea that a clearance event would be so taxing. Its just a big sale, right? A big, three month long, never ending sale. These bargain hunters are KILLING me. They are getting 80% off something and then pick out every minor flaw. I have to smile and politely deal with them when all I want to say is, "you either want it or don't - you're not doing me any favors by buying it. If you don't buy it, the next person will." I thrill when they leave to "think about it" and someone else buys it... I love telling them they thought too long and its gone. bwahahaha

    Anyway, now that you understand whats stressing me, I'm eating my way through the summer. Sweet tea by the gallon. Soft pretzels. Candy. All stuff I completely gave up for a whole year. Not only do all of my clothes no longer fit (I dug the Plus Sizes out of the basement) but my sleep apnea is back. My plantar's fasciitis is back. My knee is killing me. I feel my blood sugar is waaaayyy out of whack. If I keep this up, I'm going to gain back all 80 pounds before the new store opens.

    I'm basically venting... thanks for listening.

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    Oh, sweetie, I do understand. Sending you hugs. Now that you have acknowledged, it is not to late to make some changes - substituting carrots for candy is a simple one, you know the drill!
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    I'm so sorry your summer is so full of stress.
    I know it sounds crazy, but exercise is a good stress reliever. But it sounds like you don't even have time in your day to exercise in addition to your full (+some) day of work.
    Just keep your mind in focus, and it is if you are even posting about this. Once the new store opens and things settle down, you can get back into your routine and drop any pounds you gained over the summer. You've done it once, you can do it again!

    Good luck to you and I hope it slows down for you SOON!!
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    You will never feel worse than you do right now, if you immediately start doing the things you already know you have to do. Said another way, it will get better immediately, if you make the changes right now. Otherwise, you will feel worse tomorrow.

    Even if you are tired, lace up your gym shoes before you get out of the car and take the dog for a 5 minute walk. Once you are out with her, after 5 minutes...you will feel like doing 10 or 15. At work, since you are on your feet all day, find a big couch to hide behind and do 10 lunges, or squats, or heel raises (for your PF). Heck, go into the back room and do 10 sit ups every hour (he he he...your co-workers will think you are crazy).

    For the eating, keep it out of the house, and remember that once you adopt a cleaner eating style, in a week, it will become that new habit for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataholic View Post
    You will never feel worse than you do right now, if you immediately start doing the things you already know you have to do. Said another way, it will get better immediately, if you make the changes right now. Otherwise, you will feel worse tomorrow.

    Even if you are tired, lace up your gym shoes before you get out of the car and take the dog for a 5 minute walk. Once you are out with her, after 5 minutes...you will feel like doing 10 or 15. At work, since you are on your feet all day, find a big couch to hide behind and do 10 lunges, or squats, or heel raises (for your PF). Heck, go into the back room and do 10 sit ups every hour (he he he...your co-workers will think you are crazy).

    For the eating, keep it out of the house, and remember that once you adopt a cleaner eating style, in a week, it will become that new habit for you.
    Hugs, because I do understand. But Cataholic is right. You might be just emotionally tired at the end of the day. Going out for a pleasant walk is different than walking the store. My job can have some long hours, too, so I've been there.

    Good Luck.
    Anne
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    I made an emergency meeting with my shrink today. I told him I KNOW what to do, I just can't muster the energy to do it. I admitted that I KNOW walking Callie is a stress reliever, and I always feel wonderful once I'm out there with her, I just find it hard to actually motivate myself to DO it. Once I have my work clothes and shoes off, I have no interest in putting any other shoes on. Know what I mean?

    Meeting with the therapist helped a LOT. Sometimes its nice to just vent to someone for an hour who won't ignore me and start venting about their own life's problems. We all have problems. We all have stress. Once the new store opens, there will be a whole new stress -- training 4 new employees

    I need to go grocery shopping tonight and baby carrots are most definitely on my list. So are lots of other good fruits and healthy snacks

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