Wow What A Week!
Sunday, December 23, 2018
I am supposed to be at my parents house getting ready to celebrate Christmas. That was the plan. We were going to leave this morning and arrive sometime shortly after lunch. But on Monday afternoon my husband called me at work in the middle of the day. At 4:00 pm his entire company closed down and now I'm the primary breadwinner for our family. To say this has been a rough week is an understatement.
Our travel plans got scrapped immediately. Any undone Christmas shopping was destined to remain undone. Every excuse to stress eat that you could imagine came to mind these last few days.
So far I'm coping in a different way. I'm walking it out. I'm writing it out. I'm praying it out. What I am not doing is stuffing it down my throat with food.
Has my eating been the best this week? Nope. But that was already in the plan with three holiday parties happening during the last seven days. Even at that, I've stayed under my calories with the exception of one day when we had both a work lunch and a party that evening and I only went over by a couple of hundred calories then. I'm eating what I want without guilt as long as I write it down. This was my holiday plan before the job thing happened and so far I'm sticking to it.
I don't know how the next few weeks are going to go. What I do know is this...I have worked too hard and come too far to fall back into dysfunctional coping techniques. I'm still standing and we will make it through this as we always do. Improvise, Adapt and Overcome. Together.