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KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) KOK Edit: your favorite copyeditor since 1984(SM) Katharine O'Moore Klopf

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Reacting to Situational Depression

It was my youngest child's sixth birthday today, so I had a slice of cannoli birthday cake and a chocolate-covered cannoli at our early afternoon family birthday party for him.

That would've been okay—a rare indulgence—but then my behavior went down from there. I made poor eating choices and didn’t exercise because of feeling depressed: My husband was told at the end of work yesterday that in 2 weeks, he’ll be laid off, after 14 years with the same company. I'm worried about how this will affect our finances ... and that we'll be without health insurance shortly. It's not that my portion sizes were huge; I just ate cholesterol- and fat-laden stuff. Comfort foods.

I can't continue this way, though, because all my hard work to get healthy would be in vain.

cross-posted at Editing My Body


Imperatrix said...

I'm a stress eater, too. Katharine, You'll be fine, because recognizing it is the first step. The second is getting on with your right choices. Don't beat yourself up too much. This is a stressful time, you made some wrong choices, and now you'll "get back on the wagon." No big deal.


Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

You're right, Imperatrix. Those foods didn't really make me feel good either, so I'll definitely be eating right today. Plus, I'll be doing something comforting today—babysitting my adorable 4-month-old granddaughter while my daughter is at work and my son-in-law goes fishing with my husband and our sons. There's nothing like hugging a sweet baby to cheer me up.

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