It doesn't take a genius to know that stress and eating can go hand in hand. I know the last few weeks have been terrible for my routine and that I have probably gained a few pounds. If nothing else, my clothes feel a little tighter and I don't like it. My stress level is seriously hovering around an 8 most days (on a scale of one to ten) which is due to all of the changes over the last few weeks and also because I have not been fully relying on God. Basically, the root of my eating boils down to not dealing with my stress in healthy ways. It also doesn't help that I have been battling a cold the last week--which is probably itself just another indicator of the stress that my body is under. I have been exercising (but not enough) and I have been eating out (more than I would like). Now, I could beat myself up about my choices but it would simply be another stressor to add to my plate. Instead, I will try packing a better lunch tommorrow for school and check my weight on the scale at school tommorrow and deal with the results. I will choose to spend some quiet time with God everyday and pray for my family and even myself. If I eat out, I'll simply make the best choice possible and be content with that instead of getting down on myself for not wanting to cook after a long day at school. I think that this blog is rambling....and I should get to bed before marathon Monday begins.
Oh, and thanks for those of you that have sent me a note of encouragement over the last few weeks. It means alot and I don't take it for granted!