Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The worst (and yet fairly effective!) diet plan ever

I'm going to brag that I've lost three pounds in the last week. "Wahoo! Way to go, Annie!" you're thinking... I wish there were cause for celebration! As much as I love having my jeans fit a little better and seeing the numbers on the scale get smaller, I think I'd rather go back to being a few pounds heavier and the way my life was a week ago.

For those of you who don't know, Ben and I broke up last Tuesday. It was kind of a surprise to me, but hey, crap happens in life, so who am I to think I'm not going to get caught in the line of fire every once in awhile? I'm trying not to dwell on the whole situation, but it has given me a bit of a problem, in that I struggle to not feel ill whenever I eat. I didn't eat breakfast for three days. Lunch and dinner were meager at best, and even the thought of junk food (i.e., ice cream and peanut butter M&Ms...they were at the ready, even!) sent my stomach spinning. It's gotten a little better, but I'm definitely not up to my usual eating style yet. I mean, I love to eat, so this is killing my soul a little bit.

Usually in situations like these, I eat to soothe the pain. Yes, I'm not afraid to admit that I'm a stress eater. I'm not sure what's different this time, but food holds little appeal anymore. Sounds cliche, huh? Probably is. "Food just doesn't taste the same..." Just put me in a chick flick, why don't you?

Don't worry, though...I've made my way through my three-day formula--wallowing as much as I want for three days and then trying to return to normaltude--and life is beginning to settle back in. I don't cry at every song I hear on the radio. People aren't always giving me that piteous look of "is she going to break at any second?" when they see me. I do still struggle because I miss the relationship, but if life has taught me anything, it's that I am strong enough to move past these things. Plus, I've had oodles of people who've come through with help and love. Thanks to everyone who has been my support this past week.

And hey...losing a few pounds can't be all bad, right? Hmmm...I wouldn't recommend this method.


Blogger Aaron and Devony said...

Ah, Annie I'm sorry honey. I understand about it being an effective way to lose weight, but it sort of stinks that it happens this way! Good luck hon and we love you!

August 30, 2008 at 11:03 PM


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