100 lb. Club - Stress!

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11-23-2009, 09:29 PM
So I didn't post about this when it happened, but I got laid off from my job end of September. (This is precisely what happened when I gained over 100 lbs in less than 6 months, in 2003, btw--laid off/husband demanded divorce the same week.) All that stress + depression blew me out of the water and I gained back all the weight I'd lost over the last 3 years, plus more.

So throughout October, I was pretty stressed, and upset, although I've been through it before and I actually got an extremely generous severance package. (I was laid off due to the economy.) And I couldn't eat much.

Then, I got an AWESOME job end of October. I love it! But I'm extremely busy at work! Like, not only do I often not have time to eat, some days I barely have time to take potty breaks.

So stress + not eating as much, or as regularly, + running around all crazy at my new job = a mighty, mighty whoosh. I'm not concerned, I was way overdue for it.

30 lbs in 9 weeks!

I used to say I looked 40 lbs lighter than I actually was. When I was 235-ish people were guessing me at under 200. I looked under 200. Now, I look my weight, give or take. So I guess it took some stress to shake that scale up!

Sometimes, stress is a good thing. :carrot: And things have slowed down a bit at work, so I'm eating more regularly now.

11-23-2009, 09:34 PM
Wow, congratulations on both the new job and the big number.

11-23-2009, 09:58 PM
I can't imagine how scared you must have been, getting laid off and your past history with weight. But not this time. Amazing how things have a way of working out! Wow. To lose your job and then get a new AWESOME one - congratulations.!! And then there's your weight. What can one say? Really DC. You're just, just, just - PHENOMENAL!!! Determined, hard-working, totally committed and I LOVE hearing all about it! Congratulations on so many fronts!

11-23-2009, 10:34 PM
wow wow wow!!!!!! That is just freaking awesome! Great job!!!!

11-23-2009, 10:35 PM
and you are going to see the 1--'s in like less than two weeks! You rock!!!!

11-23-2009, 10:58 PM
Ha, probably not. But I'll be completely satisfied if I see them by 12/31. :)

11-23-2009, 11:02 PM
either way. Great job!!!! I need some stress like that... lol!!!

11-23-2009, 11:03 PM
I wouldn't recommend it! But it turned out pretty dern awesome.

11-23-2009, 11:09 PM
I'm so glad you're weathering the stress well DC. I don't think anything will get in the way of you reaching your goal; you'll be there before you know it!

11-23-2009, 11:38 PM
DC how awesome is that! You had a HUGE test and made it through with flying colors. Losing weight because your stressed is an achievement for us stress eaters.

You absolutely rock!

11-24-2009, 04:23 AM
Wow well done! That just shows how it's worth persisting even when the scales aren't moving!

11-24-2009, 09:48 AM
I wish this was my issues! Stress=gain. :(

but congrats, that is insane!

11-24-2009, 09:59 AM
Congratulations! I'm glad to hear things are looking up (and settling down!).

11-24-2009, 10:07 AM
Good job! And total NSV in not letting the stress turn into an "excuse" to give up!

11-24-2009, 10:11 AM
To go through the same situation that sent to the fridge before and make it through without doing that...is just awesome!! Congrats!!

11-24-2009, 11:22 AM
congrats on getting through the stress, and on the new job! just think about it, you're going to spend 2010 in the 100's, totally awesome! you're a big inspiration.

11-24-2009, 11:45 AM
congrats on getting through the stress, and on the new job! just think about it, you're going to spend 2010 in the 100's, totally awesome! you're a big inspiration.

Yes a big inspiration! BUT - in a small body (;)), which makes DC that much more inspiring!

11-24-2009, 12:47 PM
Congrats! That's the way to make it through life's challenges!

11-24-2009, 08:58 PM
It's all very surreal. Awesome, but surreal.

11-24-2009, 10:47 PM
Oh man! Now THAT is a whoosh! You go girl!