Friday, July 18, 2008

Sister Sister

My sister and her sons have been visiting with us for a while now. She is in the process of filing for a divorce from her husband and things here are S T R E S S F U L! I thought I would do great when it came to my food and exercise, but I have been doing horribly!
The first day she was here, I did fine. However, I haven't exercised since her arrival and today my food has been awful. I consumed almost 2,ooo, yup 2,000, calories JUST by eating pecans this morning. How funny is that, I binged on pecans. I am such a dork.

This is not a very nice thing to say, but her youngest son who is three is a holy terror. He is my nightmare, the complete opposite from my very well behaved two year old. He throws everything everywhere...pillows, blankets, TOYS, there is no room to walk in this house without tripping on the wake of his tornado. He smeared gum all over my son's play kitchen and onto the playroom floor. He is also the most wasteful little consumer. When I wake up in the morning there is a spread fit for a King on my kitchen table complete with cut up fresh fruit (which my husband works very hard for) that goes untouched and turns brown. This morning there were bananas, apples, grapes, goldfish crackers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a bowl of soggy cheerios and left over pizza. For a THREE year old! What is my sister thinking! Now I am being yelled at by her for disciplining her Tasmanian devil. I give up.

I need to take a deep breath and focus on my plan. I don't need to let my past obsessions with food control me while my sister is visiting. I should focus on being there for her during this difficult time. But it is so darn hard! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............

4 comments:

Fat Free Me said...

Ok, there's worse things in life than eating enough pecans to last you the year :) They're actually quite healthy for you, and if you budget calories, you can end the day on a fine note. I URGE you to get out for a bike ride. I know it's not easy leaving houseguests to go exercise, but you'll be SO glad you did. Hang in there dear. This is not going to last much longer, and I've been praying for ya!!

goodbyetoallfat said...

Oooh tricky one. I can understand your your sister and her terror tornado son staying must be stressful.

However, on the other hand could you use the behaviour of her son as an incentive for yourself -- tell yourself how much you DON'T want to eat like that -- junk food, brainless and wasteless consumerism ...?

new*me said...

it's got to be rough in your home right now. Being the loving sis that you are, you can't do much to help the current situation at hand. Just be there for her and the tornado and love them. I agree with fat free me...get out and exercise....what a great way for an escape for yourself. Focus on what you CAN control....what you eat and how you move your body. Your control will be a great example for your sis at this hard time. Hang in there and don't take it too seriously. Don't forget to laugh :)

Fat chick said...

Oh I feel ya girl... I seem to "fall off the wagon" with visitors... especially the stressful ones... Keep writing and venting...