Thanks for Understanding

October 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm 4 comments

TGIF everyone!

I would like to apologize for the lack of postings here the past 2 weeks on C&C. Truth be told, I’m utterly exhausted. And since this is MY blog, I’m going to vent for a minute. I have ridiculous amounts of school work (2 projects due next Thursday.) I’m working full time. I’m stress eating so even my fat pants don’t fit. Because I’m so stressed out, I’m having difficulty digesting anything these days, so I’m super bloated, uncomfortable, and truth be told, you don’t want to be around me. Oh, and I woke up to heartburn for the first time in my life this morning.

So, friends, it can happen. As much as you are educated about nutrition, and fundamentally understand how to take care of yourself, sometimes life intervenes and you just can’t. I know I should be eating less, and not heading to the fridge when I don’t want to do my work. I know I should eat slower, savor my food instead of scarfing it down, but that’s just not reality for me right now. I should be meditating, journaling, taking baths, sleeping more, and giving myself downtime. But again, just not happening.

I have, however, stayed off sweets and maintained my exercise routine, which is really the only thing that’s kept me sane. Oh, and lots of wine. That can help.  But after waking up with heartburn this morning, I said to myself, This has GOT to end. I may be totally stressed out, super busy, and freaking out ever so slightly, but that’s no excuse continue to abuse myself. I said to someone I feel like a stranger inhabiting my body, and truthfully, it really doesn’t feel good when even your fat pants don’t fit.

So, now, what’s a girl to do? Get back to the basics. Food journal. Lots of water, vegetables. Stop eating past 8pm. In fact, since most of my eating happens at night, this is the most important guideline to follow.  I’m going to go back to my modified detox diet: lots of liquids, simple foods, which I feel will ease my digestional discomfort.

I hope you can forgive me for being so MIA, and please know that I’m still here, and would never abandon my C&C! Posts may be spotty next week as all my energy will be put into these projects, but after next Thursday, I’ll be much better, I promise.

And because I don’t have the brain cells to write a witty, coherent post, read this from one of my favorite blogs, Fooducate, about smaller Coca-Cola cans. What are your thoughts?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sheri  |  October 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Sorry you are having a hard time. I can relate as I find myself in a somewhat similar situation. Hope you find your way back soon:)

    And the smaller Coke can…if it’s actually less expensive than a regular can maybe people will buy it…maybe they will buy 2 instead of 1 which is worse. It’s a start.

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  • 2. Yiska Obadia  |  October 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I love your honesty and re-taking your power in the situation. Sometimes it take getting fed up to wake up! I love your plan and hope you lay this new line with a good dose of love and compassion, the kind that empowers you to take care of yourself, rather than providing excuses for letting you off the hook. You CAN have your cake and eat it too! Work damn hard, feel exhausted and stressed AND clean up your diet. A delicious combo.

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    • 3. Amanda  |  October 24, 2009 at 12:08 am

      You always say the right thing at the right time. You’re so spot on. Work hard, feel exhausted, AND clean up my diet. I can do it all!
      mwah!

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  • 4. Abbs  |  October 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I’m so impressed that you’ve never had heartburn before, but I am sorry you woke up with it. It’s the worst. My dad once had such bad heartburn that he thought he was having another heart attack…that’s how awful it can be. Here are some heartburn tips:
    1. Stay away from Lemon. I know it’s your fave and it helps digestion but it’s not good for heartburn
    2. Stay away from tomatoes…they are delicious, but they only make matters worse
    3. Stick to your “no eating after 8” rule.With heartburn, you should try to eat no fewer than 3-4 hours before you go to bed. If you do eat late, elevate your head, as gravity helps the digestion
    4. If you need to take some medicine, Prilosec works for a lot of people

    I hope it goes away and NEVER comes back!!!

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