Stress and Weight Gain

      You all know we are moving.   On the 29th I will be starting a new job in Boise.  It's coming up quick, and I have so many emotions and feelings going on right now.  I'm super excited to start in a new place with new friends, new job, and brand new house!!!  Can't wait for all these things to happen.  However, I will dearly miss Coeur D Alene Idaho!  It is incredibly beautiful here, and you can tell that from my last post on the lake.  There are lakes everywhere and a person can drive to a lake within minutes.  In Boise not so much.  From where we will be living it will take probably around 45 minutes to an hour to get to a lake.  Boise is pretty don't get me wrong, but it's a different kind of pretty.

     I'm also leaving behind my sweet grand daughter, and even though my son and his wife don't know where they will land after college I won't be able to see them once a month anymore. This is a very big stresser for me.  I also have a very dear friend that I see once a week.  She is like a sister to me.  I will still be able to call her, but it's not the same.....

     Yes I have gained weight.  Wait, why?  Why if I'm eating a whole foods plant based diet have a gained weight?  How many of us eat for comfort?  Seems like we turn to food when we need something to help us calm down.  We also eat food to celebrate, or gatherings, farewells.  We are taking our children to dinner this weekend to say our good-byes for the time being.

     Here is what webmd has to say about stress and weight gain.

     For me I gain weight when I'm stressed out.  I don't have time to cook.  We eat out a lot, I grab something fast.  In the last couple of weeks when I felt very stressed out and was worried about a lot of things I gained.  When I settled myself and got back to a good way of eating I lost.  I still have about 5 pounds before I get back to where I was before all this happened, and I know I will once I settle and get back to a good routine.  My biggest hurdles are sweets.  Sugar is evil!  lol  I know moderation in all things, but it tastes so good, and makes me feel better.  Ugh.  Get it out of the house!
     Just know that if this happens to you, you are not alone.  None of us are perfect.  We all know what we need to do, and eventually will get it together again.  A couple of things I'm trying to do to keep it all together is:
     1. Stay busy.  The more you sit around and worry the worse it gets.
     2. Meditation.  I'm learning more and more about it, and have an app on my phone that helps me
     3. Have faith.  I'm very religious, and have learned to have faith in the Savior.  He knows what is            best me, and everything thus far has fallen into place as it should.

     Here's to a great move!
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