Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Sometimes I feel like I'm so on top of things and then for some reason I get behind and I become overwhelmed.  Thats how I am feeling right now, like there are never enough hours in the day.  I've noticed even my blogging has slowed down over the last few days because honestly I just haven't had time to post much.  I'm the type of person who likes routines and normalcy.  When something happens and throws a wrench into my plans I just loose all sense of direction in my life.  I'm sure most of you have read that this weekend someone went to an ATM in Canada and withdrew all my money.  Well that money was suppose to pay my bills and buy groceries and now I have had to put all that on hold until I get my money back, which the bank said today would be 1-2 days so thats good.  But it seems like my world has been turned upside down right now.  I do things a certain way, at the beginning of the month I pay all my bills at one time and I grocery shop for the month well here it is the 5th and I've done none of that.  I don't know why I have such a problem with dealing with bumps in the road.  Thank God it hasn't effected my eating or exercise but in every other area of my life it has.  It seems like I can never get ahead on anything I'm always struggling to catch up.  Between cleaning house, running errands, appointments, school activities, college, homework, eating right and exercise I'm overloaded.  I guess this is just my OCD kicking in again and feeling like I have to accomplish everything on the millions of lists I make.  And even when I do get things accomplished its never quite good enough.  I'm hoping once I get my money back in my account and then next Friday is the last day for one of my classes maybe some of this stress will ease up.  I have such a huge headache right now because I know how much I have to do this next week.  Probably the best thing to do is look at this just like I look at my weight loss journey, I need to just take life one day at a time and quit thinking about how much I have to do tomorrow or next week. 

Does anyone else feel overwhelmed and what do you do when you feel this way?  I'm just scared that feeling overwhelmed like this I might start slipping on my eating or exercising and I don't want to do that.


  1. Wow, I am kinda shocked Christina cause we are apparently kindred spirits. I too am in school, have a family and a full time job, tons o' homework and a social life that won't slow down. I sometimes get overwhelmed but I will be honest, since i have made my "me" time about exercising, it honestly seems as though no matter how far behind I feel, I stand a chance to get caught up. And sometimes, I actually do get caught up, not for long mind you, but for a minute at least. So keep your head up and it will all work out in the end. If not, then hey keep trucking!

  2. I hate that this has happened to you! =( Take this as the first opportunity to prove that you really have changed and you can handle stress without overeating. Just tell yourself how great you will feel about yourself when it's all resolved and you were strong and didn't cave to stress temptation!

    You can do it!

  3. I totally understand what you mean. I start to feel overwhelmed every couple of hours, honestly. Between school, physical therapy, trying to lose weight without being able to exercise and my job, I don't just feel overwhelmed--I am overwhelmed. But what I have to say is that the only thing that stops me from having a major freak-out every single time is pretending like I am the cockiest person in the world. I tell myself something along these lines: "You can do this. There is nothing that you can't handle. You've dealt with tougher and a simple life is a boring life." And somehow, I feel better. Try it!


  4. I think anybody would be overwhelmed if that had happened to them. I would probably cry, blog, exercise and sleep a lot. Then maybe some more crying. Then I'd let my house go to hell, give up on homework, drop out of college, send the kids to grandparents, cry some more, and then sleep.

    Does that help?

  5. Haha! I agree with Lanie! In situations like yours I tend to fall apart. The only way of coping for me in times like this is to choose one thing that needs to be done and do it. Then move on to the next. Just keep thinking what's the next right thing to do.

  6. Ah, I just posted about my own feelings of being overwhelmed yesterday - and I don't even have anybody taking my money! I'm sorry you have to go through that! Just breathe, and take it one thing at a time.

  7. I understand 100%. I always think it's my OCD that brings that panic when I can't do things according to my schedule. I hope it's all resolved asap!!

  8. Thanks Shane I to get caught up sometimes but it never seems to stay that way for very long like you said.

    Katie I am definitely not going to start pigging out or stop my exercising because of how stressful things are right now. If anything this is the time I really need to take care of me because at least then I can feel good about that.

    Raych I like your approach to life.

    Lanie Painie how did you know the old me? Thats exactly what I use to do when things got tough but I good anti depressant makes life alot better....lol

    Kaye thats what I've been doing is just thinking what needs to be done first. Whats most important and I've actually gotten alot done since yesterday.

    Thank you betternexttime, I guess you just have to learn to roll with the punches as they say.

    Kyokocake nice to know I'm not the only one dealing with the OCD demon.

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