100 lb. Club - Proud of not turning to food in time of stress.

06-08-2006, 01:55 AM
Hi all I've done well with the eating today which says a lot. It's been a stressful day. I found out today that I am losing my job. It should not be for another 11 months but could be as short as 6 months. At least I have some time to find a new job. I'm hoping I can find something before I have to go on unemployment.

Anyway I'm proud of myself for not turning to food when being stressed out. I am on vacation this week and they called me to come into work. I have seen this scenario with past layoffs so I knew what was coming. Kimberley told me not to stop and eat because of stress and it felt good to tell her I am not that person anymore. I was hungry and ate a spinach and cheese wrap before I left and have finished the day at 90 calories under my normal 1800 calories.

06-08-2006, 02:26 AM
:hug: For doing good despite stress. And :hug: for you and Kimberley for having to deal with a sucky situation.

I am sure all things will work together for good, and you'll have job lined up, but it still makes for a stressful time.

Have you thought about a career change??? You would make a fantastic motivator and speaker, or do you have patient advocates/counsellors in your hospitals, you would be so great at that!!

06-08-2006, 02:34 AM
Yes I have been thinking of a career change I'm just not sure what at this point. Those are good ideas though thanks.

06-08-2006, 02:43 AM
Way to go Howie ~ not turning to food in a time of stress. I'm sorry about the job thing ~ everything will work out.

06-08-2006, 08:30 AM
Good for you for being strong. Sorry to hear about the job loss. At least you have a little time to prepare and to look at your options. Good luck. We're pulling for you.

06-08-2006, 09:19 AM
I'm proud of you Howie...you and Kimberley are both great inspirations to me!!

06-08-2006, 09:25 AM
Seriously, Howie, you could write a book. Find a writer to help you pitch a nonfiction proposal. You have a great platform with your weightloss history...there is a lot of $$$ to be made in "diet books".

06-08-2006, 09:42 AM
Howie congrats on not eating when you are stressed (my biggest demon). :hug: I wish you the best on the job front.

06-08-2006, 10:39 AM
It's so important to share these victories!!!

Good luck Howie! Hopefully, knowing ahead of time will help. My husband got laid off back in April, and neither of us turned to food -- big step for me. He actually lost some extra weight I think because of the stress! (Things are good now, tho, he has a new job!)

06-08-2006, 12:16 PM
I was really struck when he replied, "I am not that person anymore". :love:

06-08-2006, 01:46 PM
Wow, that's my biggest demon...Emotional eating. I was totaly impressed by your journey and now, you got a handle on emotional eating. That's even more motivation for me...Thank You.

I agree with the others before me saying that you would be good as a motivator for weight lost. Hope the job front will resolve itself quickly for you.

06-08-2006, 02:13 PM
Howie :) I'm so proud of you :hug:

I think that this is God's (or whomever one chooses) to open new doors for you. You've got unlimited potential....dream BIG, and follow your heart, anything can happen!


06-08-2006, 02:19 PM
Howie That is so great that you are so strong now to turn away from food in a stressful situation. Maybe this job change is just meant to be, and who knows, there may be a different job out there that was meant for you to begin with. Good luck and hold your head up high!;) :hug:

06-08-2006, 02:32 PM
great going on overcoming stress eating and good luck with your job search.

06-08-2006, 03:04 PM
Sorry to here about your job, but wow that is great that you didn't turn to food in your time of stress. That's definitely a huge accomplishment!

06-08-2006, 03:37 PM
So sorry to hear about the job loss but WTG on not turning to food. I'm sure you'll find something and I agree with the others that a book or speaking would be great.

06-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Best wishes on the job or new career hunt. You have accomplished so much - there's nothing you can't do.

06-09-2006, 05:03 AM
Sorry to hear about the lousy job situation. Great work on keeping your stress out of the refridgerator.

06-09-2006, 12:57 PM
Sorry to hear of your layoff. That's too bad I hope you able to find another job quickly.
Good for you for not turning to food in this stressfull time. That takes alot of willpower! Congrats to you!!

06-09-2006, 04:05 PM
Sorry about the job situation but Kudos for you moving past the eating for comfort lifestyle.

06-09-2006, 11:32 PM
One of my boss/friends at work just told me about a Direct Mail plant near by that may be looking for programmers. My old boss and another coworker work there now. They heard that we were having layoffs and called to get prospects. It's a 42 mile drive but if they pay decent it may be worth it.