Thursday, October 13, 2011

and so it goes

Lately I've been feeling kind of like this:

Mouth open, eyes glazed, covered in food

It seems I am experiencing some sort of funk and I'm dealing with it by cramming whatever food is within arm's reach right into my mouth and crying. Basically I cry because I feel out of control and after doing that for a bit I am so upset that I end up cramming food in without thought. This mindless eating makes me feel even more fat and out of control which leads to more tears. It is lovely at my house.

I've found that working out helps keep me in check so I've been throwing myself at any physical activity that crosses my path including boot camps, bar method classes, and running. The problem is that the only time I have for these is 5:45am and this week I've managed to sleep through my alarm every damn day. So when I wake not only am I frazzled because I've got to get Truman dressed and out the door at lightening speed, but I'm also pissed at myself for missing my chance to control the crazy for the day. And when I'm pissed at myself I ease the pain by devouring almost a whole box of these:

salted mallomar

That would be a mallomar heated so the chocolate melts and then sprinkled with sea salt. I've never loved and hated something so much all at the same time. 

I'm not mentioning this to get people worried about me, in fact I'm mentioning it so people know I'm fine. There's been a few times recently where I've mentioned crying uncontrollably (over a water cooler that Truman broke! The way I cried you would have thought he robbed a bank) and I think I might have worried people a bit. Really, I'm doing okay. Once we move Pippa out of our room I'll feel comfortable setting the alarm clock far enough away that I won't be able to sleep through it and I'll start working out with more regularity. I honestly think that's going to be the key to this. Sweat the fat off and curb the mindless emotional eating. I'm going to reclaim myself one carrot stick at a time. 


  1. I have obviously picked the wrong time to go back to work. Wish I could come over and give you a break. Please call if you need anything; I mean it. I'm sorry The Crazy is messing with your mind.

  2. Oh man, that photo of Tru is so perfect. I've been feeling like that too. And also shoving anything and everything into my face hole.

  3. I think I might need to get into exercise, as well, because as you were describing your feelings I was nodding my head and then when I got to the picture of the cookie? I wanted to crawl into the screen and SNATCH IT! I have been mindlessly eating and it's making me crazy.

    Of course I don't have the new baby blues (just the why must every fucking thing, including my body break blues)...I wish I had some words of wisdom there or a means to help. There are many times when it annoys that Texas is so large.

    I hope that the light at the end of the tunnel arrives sooner than later.

  4. You gotta give yourself a break! You JUST had a baby, you have a toddler to take care of, and you're living in a house that you don't feel completely settled in yet. Break for you! Eat your cookies, go to the gym when you can and cry all you want.

  5. There is a lot to be said for a warm Mallowmar. Putting the babies in another room with an Angel Monitor was the only way I got any sleep. Momma ears hear EVERYTHING.