Stress makes you fat - and eating too :)
Friday, January 17, 2014
Goodness me I'm so tired - emotionally and physically!
For the past two years my husband has gone to work resigning in his head almost every day. Last year in about April he resigned over the phone after a horrible 2 week stint with a lot of stress and being treated very badly by his boss. The boss had a big fright as my husband has a very high position in the company in the sense that he built up the entire IT system this business runs on and he had many huge projects ahead of him. So the boss offered him more money, but with a ton of strings attached. And still the work satisfaction wasn't there anymore. Come the end of year suddenly there is no 13th paycheck and the incentives he was promised also fell by the wayside. This was the absolute last straw. The plan was to get the boss to pay the 13th check and some of the incentive and then when it is paid, say goodbye. But we both felt that it wasn't honest and my husband has a lot of integrity. So yesterday he went to speak to the boss and told him that he is going.
What does this have to do with weight? Well, fact is, when my husband is stressed about work and money, so am I. He came home everyday complaining and it really eats away at one having to be supportive and feeling the anxiety yourself and not being able to say so. So the past two weeks were the worst. And this week especially I just fell back into the: eat when you are anxious trap.
That is why I am up with 1.5kg.
The anticipation of the resignation is now over. He still has to work out 3 months at this job, so there will still be stress, but hopefully a lot less. THEN he has to start doing contract work and work from home. Luckily there is something lined up until the end of the year, so for now we are sorted. We will at least survive.
I don't think it will make the stress much less. I am such a worrypot, you know. :)
Feeling insecure about the future isn't very soothing. But at least I wouldn't have to listen to hubby feeling cheated and misused and underappreciated any longer. Hopefully he will be happy again, and so will I.