Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So does this mean that Stress actually has a weight to it?

I have been so stressed out for the past 6 months. If you read the MaryJanes Farm Chat Forum www.maryjanesfarm.org/snitz you might be familiar with the past 6 months of money debacle that my family has been trying to live through. Anyway. the Scale has been steadily creeping up and up and up to the point where I weigh as much as my husband should (who also needs to lose some weight!)

Well yesterday I thought I was going to break under the stress. It all seemed too much to handle. But what can you do except to move forward? Well today we talked with the bank and we are on a fast track to financial recovery. My landlords are being very kind and my worries about eviction or resigning of the lease are now over. We can stay as long as we like. We can take our time getting our finances in order. We don't have to try to be moving on Christmas Day.

So does stress actually have weight to it? This morning I had accepted the situation and just by doing that, a lot of stress was lifted from my shoulders. I usually weigh myself naked and right after I use the bathroom first thing in the morning. That way it is only "me" being wieghed.
Well, with wet hair and clothes on, I just had to step on the scale. I weighed the same as I had yesterday so I knew that there was some weight loss. And I just changed clothes and decided to step on the scale. I usually step on 2-3 times just to make sure it is accurate and I have lost a pound! Now I know that some of that is because my diet is starting to work, and I know some of that is because of eating more fiber=more elimination of my intestines. But I am thrilled!

Now not only are we getting our train wreck of a financial situation back on the rails again, but I am seeing the first positive change in weight for almost 3 years! I had just started really losing weight when I got pregnant with Nora, and then of course I was so ill that I lost weight initially, but then baby weight and such packed on and nursing didn't help me lose the weight.

Now I am watching portions and what I am eating and I think it is paying off!


mikesgirl said...

Congrats Alee - both on the weight loss and the path to financial recovery. I have been there on both issues and know exactly how you feel! And yes, I firmly believe that stress does have weight.

Lainey said...

Alee, I'm so happy to hear that you got everything straightened out with the landlord and bank. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.

I agree with you about the stress weight as well. I know when I am stressing I will eat stuff when I'm not hungry and later will wonder why I did it.

Rabbithorns said...

You're doing a great job, Alee. I'm glad things are moving along better now. Allison

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