Unfortunately, I am not a bear!! During the months of hibernation I didn’t fall into a deep sleep and lose tons of weight. I continued to eat and drink and to tell the truth, I find comfort in food.
I would love to say that life does not currently have stress and I have no desire to hibernate, but I would be lying. WAY LYING!! So, how to deal with the tensions of life differently? Now, I am seeing this behavior in myself, and wonder why I choose isolation. I have been so blessed with friends and family that I trust with my darkest fears, sadness, and stress, so shutting them out does not seem to be the right choice.
I found myself thinking about this often lately as life has thrown me a few curve balls and I have been doing a touch of hibernating. It does help having active children, they make it mandatory for me to leave the house, but I find myself “faking it” through a huge part of the day. I do realize that life is always going to offer tough times, but I am going to work on a different way to handle it.
Managing to get through 2 of the big 3 “food” holidays and not gaining any additional poundage has been inspiring; I hope to make it though the Christmas season and still come out on the other end just a little lighter…Honestly Jenn!! I hope to come out on the other end and be a LOT lighter.