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Stress; Emotional Eating

Friday, June 05, 2015

So over the past few days I've been mega stressed but so busy I never acknowledged or gave into the emotional eating that comes with it. That was odd. It became more odd last night when I was hit last night sweet craving. Normally I'd have run right out and gotten chips, dips, fries, ice cream, donuts, etc however instead because I am really trying to eat clean I made a salad and it really helped curb it. Sure I thought about it but I wasn't going to use gas in the truck for it and it was too dark to walk.

Now let me back up a minute.

I moved to Texas 8 weeks ago with hubby who took a job in the oil industry to make better money. We took the job because it came with built in housing which the cost of was deducted from his pay and he was working some pretty good hours. Well, gas prices fell, things slowed down and he's spent more days not working then working so money is tight. Well on top of that, the company he works for and the owners of the property where we live had a falling out and they are now no longer deducting the rent from his check. We had a little warning but not much before the first of the month so when they called for payment on Monday we were confused. Got some of it cleared up, found out his employer paid a week behind so the money pulled a week ago was for the prior weeks rent and we suddenly needed to come up with this weeks rent.

We borrowed money from his folks but were taken by a payday scam. Got money back instead from the truck we've been trying to buy, got a new bank account and a local payday loan and paid 2 weeks of rent. So now instead of risking being home and sitting unpaid DH is off running sand but not having a good time, too many issues, lack of communication, misrepresentation, etc. The pooch and I are solo for the next few days which is ok. I'm super proud of myself for not caving and all the movement I got in today.

I slept in, distressed and took the dog for a 1.4 mile walk, did my Les Mills workout, plus my push up challenge, caught up on my burpee and plank challenges. Now it is time for bed.

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    Way to go Jamie, taking the bull by the horns and dealing with life, we can accomplish more than we think we are capable of, I'm proud of you girl, you are doing great! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    emoticon For not caving in. I am so proud of you! Hoping that the work situation soon improves for DH. emoticon emoticon
    1853 days ago
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    Hang in there
    1853 days ago
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