Skinny Therese

Adventures in Shrinking My Fat Ass

Stress and Weightloss

The reason that I have time to post today is because I cannot work. Why can’t I work? Because I work remotely from my home – my company is in Virginia and I live in Chicago – and I have been having problems connecting with my company’s server for the last 2 business days. I have spend the last 3 days dealing with this problem. One of the problems is that the IT people at my company know nothing about Apple computers and do not know how to guide me through the trouble-shooting. However, I have spoken with Apple 3 times and they all say the problem is with my company’s server and not with my computer.

I tell you this, dear readers (all 5 of you) because stress is a big issue for me. I have a long, long history of afternoon trips to CVS for ice cream and a Hershey bar after a long stressful day at work or some personal tragedy. However, I can honestly say that since I have been using these meditation techniques that I have now mastered, I have not had an instance of stress eating for about 6 months. Considering how frustrated I am with these technology issues I have been having, I should be face first in a pint of Ben & Jerry’s right now…but I’m not. I closed my eyes, took a couple of deep breaths and regrouped knowing that there is really nothing that I can do about this problem. I was able to shift my mood quickly due to the longer meditations I have been doing on a daily basis since July 2009. It’s not worth getting so stressed out that my muscles get tense, I give myself a headache, or I turn my fat programs back on. It’s just not worth it.

So folks, stress management is vital: if you want successful and sustainable weightloss and have any kind of emotional eating issues, you must find an effective way to manage your stress.
Off to deal with the IT department again! Grrrrr…..


March 1, 2010 Posted by | Emotional Eating, General Health | 4 Comments