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Joined: Nov 12
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Posted: 11 May 2013, 10:14
I know there is always going to be stress in our lives, but too much is just too much. I've decided over the past few weeks that I am definitely a stress eater. Or I should say, when I'm too busy and stress levels get too high I just no longer care or take the time to eat right.

I've been bad, but I've tried not to do it too often or be too bad (water with my McD's instead of soda, etc.) Somehow I managed to stay (or perhaps get back to) the same weight I was two weeks ago which is just .2 lbs above my best weight since I started. (Honestly, I have no idea how that happened... I weighed myself 3 times today just to be sure the scale was right.)

I think (hope) that things are turning a corner now as far as stress is concerned. This week we finally got files back from the company who was recovering data from the failed hard drives. It's not all in good shape, but 97+% of it is and that makes a lot of people happy.

Yesterday I had my third phone interview for a new job. They called me initially and feedback has all been positive. Looking good!

There have been a number of other things going on in my life causing extra stress. I won't go into details, but some of those are being resolved too.

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 12 May 2013, 23:15
I so understand how stress can effect your eating, except that I have found that since I have started dieting that now when I am stressed I just simply dont want to eat and am having trouble getting my RDI in at all. I guess that is good for weight loss but not good for energy levals. Like you I have been under a great deal of stress lately and I have really just wanted to hide my head under the covers and not come out and eat or do anything but sleep and pretend that it will all go away, unfortunatly the source of my stress is my 13 year old son and since he isnt going to go away and he needs me to be a mom to him, I cant hide, so I put on a happy face and pretend all is well with the world and just smoke more and drink more diet sodas and well simply dont eat. I have a friend that is worried about that and wants me to talk to someone about that but I keep telling her I just have no appetite, I just feel sick to my stomach so much of the time and I know that it is stress related. I did tell her that I was going to make a conscious effort to at least eat 1500 calories a day but truly that has been a struggle for me too. Of course some days are better than others but the last 3-4 weeks for me have been really really hard.

I hope things get better for you Round particularly on the job end and you get the new job if it is what you want, I also hope that the other things in your life stressing you out come to an end soon also. For me it looks like I am going to have to learn how to deal with and handle the stress cause it wont be resolving anytime soon, but thats ok its part of being a mom. I am proud of you that you were able to pretty much maintain your weight, that shows that you were making good choices and you should be proud of that good job. Hope you have a good week this week let me know if I can help you in any way
Kim Miller

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Posted: 16 May 2013, 21:32
Thanks, Kimmy. This week has been a bit up and down but I think more good than bad on the whole. Eating wrong definitely makes dealing with the stresses harder vs eating correctly. Overall I've done fairly well on the nutrition so that is helping. But I've had a few slips over the week so the scale may not move much if it moves the right way at all.

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Posted: 27 May 2013, 01:16
Good luck on the new job prospects. It sounds promising. I too can understand stress eating. I am beginning to realize that for me, overeating is as much an addiction as drugs. It really has been hard to stay on track lately. I too have been going through such very stressful times lately, and find myself turning to snacking. Hope things start calming down for the both of us real soonSmile

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Posted: 30 May 2013, 09:45
Round, good luck on the potential job! That can be quite a stress itself! I understand about stress eating, last year at this time stress would have had me order a pizza or eat something terrible for me. Now I want to go to the gym or do something else to deal with it. Glad the scale has been kind to you during this period... I'd probably balloon up!

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Posted: 31 May 2013, 23:01
I've had some gain over the past few weeks. But not too bad.

Good news on the job front over the past couple of days. I have a good offer and a not so good offer. Fortunately the good offer is also from the company I was most interested in. Negotiations for this company are over and I'll probably accept over the weekend and put my notice in on Monday.