What A Weekend
The diet starts Monday, just how many of us have said this? I’ll start it on Monday; I’ve lost count how many times I have said that. And guess what? I’m saying it again. I was really stressed over the weekend and the reason being was that my beautiful younger sister had her first chemo on Friday and I couldn’t handle it. It was a dreadful day and obviously even more so for her. Someone at the hospital had messed up and forgot to give her an ECG and as a result, they were telling her she couldn’t have the chemo for another week.
When you have already been waiting 4 weeks being told one more week, well they may as well have said a year. The waiting is unreal it just drags and drags. Thankfully my mum and dad are with her and a wonderful nurse pushed some buttons and she finally got her treatment late Friday. I just had a complete stress meltdown and ended up putting whatever edible items I could find into my mouth. Just goes to show yet again I am only human. It’s difficult I think because it hasn’t sunk in yet with us all.
As for my sister she was being violently ill all weekend. I need to be strong for her and the rest of my family and that’s what I need to keep telling myself. If she is having to endure what she is enduring then me giving up a biscuit is nothing or as she would say “a piece of piss” (ex RAF). Sorry for swearing Mum.
Find A Distraction
I admit I was a mess this weekend and was feeling very emotional and that I need to stop beating myself up about it because it’s going to be a tough journey right now. But as the days go by it will get easier. I just need to change my mindset and my reaction process in the meantime. I have to accept that there are going to be bad days in my sister’s journey and me stuffing my face every time isn’t going to help anyone.
Walk The Dog
So I have been thinking this morning about what I can do differently. The thought that popped into my head is when I am thinking about reaching for food reach for the lead and take the dog for a walk. Being outside I hope will put me back on track. So that’s what I’m going to do. Harvey is going to love it.
However, he is terrible to walk though as he can’t do straight lines; it’s literally zig-zags and I’m not over-reacting. In fact, I think I’m going to video him so you can see for yourself. So that might not work; there’s a thought I might end up coming in more stressed than when I was when I left the house. Hmm.. this will be interesting might have to think of a new distraction. So what are your distraction go tos?
There are a lot of things you could do to distract yourself actually. One of my others is art or being creative, whether that is drawing, painting, or making jewellery, knitting, etc. I will write about these and other coping mechanisms in a lot more detail in a future post. In the meantime please feel free to share your coping mechanisms at the bottom of this post as it might help others as well as just me.
The Diet Starts Monday
So as the blog post title says, the diet starts Monday. I’ve given myself a huge talking to and I am back at it. So far today 2 bars and 1 shake down and one more left to have tonight when I get home. I am not just doing this for me but my sister. Because she has no choice and I do. She also needs me healthy so I can give her 100%. If that’s not enough incentive I don’t know what is.
So the diet starts Monday… Let’s do it….
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