Caregivers! Stessed? Eating? Let's Support
Caregivers, are you caring for an elderly parent, or sick relative/friend? Does the stress of caregiving sometimes get to the point where you overeat and go off your food plan? Is it sometimes a struggle to do the things for yourself that you wish you could do? Do you wish you had a place to vent your feelings/frustrations to people who have been there and can offer support? Let's help each other!
Last year, I joined WW, lost 37 pounds, felt GREAT, and thought that this time, the weight loss would last. After a few months as a lifetime member maintaining weight, my elderly Dad moved in with my husband and I. Since then, my stress levels have really increased. The first few months I combined a job with caregiving, and wow! what stress! I left my job left week to be a full time caregiver, and have experienced another kind of stress. The worst thing is, I have regained 17 pounds, partly from emotional overeating, partly from other things.
I started this thread to communicate with other caregivers. Can we share our successes and support each other in our struggles? If we put our heads together, we can help each other devise successful strategies that help us take/keep the weight off while coping with our special caregiver situations.