Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mind blip

I thought I was doing great after the weekend.  Then I arrived home from school and realized I hadn't done something the teacher asked me to do at the end of the day.  I couldn't remember a simple request for 10 minutes.  When my mind blips like this, it is a symptom of the level of stress I am actually experiencing.  I was taught to ignore my emotions.  But they don't want to stay ignored.  It is stressful to attempt to ignore them.  Emotions tend to let themselves be known in several ways.  Stress eating.....I first read this diet in an email when email was for fun instead of advertising.

- ½ grapefruit
- 1 slice whole wheat toast
- 8 oz. skim milk
- 4 oz. lean broiled chicken breast
- 1 cup steamed spinach
- 1 cup herb tea
- 1 Oreo cookie
Mid-Afternoon snack:
- The rest of Oreos in the package
- 2 pints Rocky Road ice cream nuts, cherries and whipped cream 1
- jar hot fudge sauce
- 2 loaves garlic bread
- 4 cans or 1 large pitcher Coke
- 1 large sausage, mushroom and cheese pizza
- 3 Snickers bars
Late Evening News:
- Entire frozen Sara Lee cheesecake (eaten directly from freezer)

1. If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.
2. If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are cancelled out by the diet soda.
3. When you eat with someone else, calories don't count if you do not eat more than they do.
4. Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER count, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.
5. If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.
6. Movie related foods do not have additional calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel. Examples: Milk Duds, buttered popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Hots and Tootsie Rolls.
7. Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking causes calorie leakage.
8. Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something.
9. Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are: spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and mashed potatoes.
10. Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.
11. Anything consumed while standing has no calories. This due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.
12. Anything consumed from someone else's plate has no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to his/her plate. (We ALL know how calories like to cling!)
Stress from emotions also shows up in accidents.....the more stressed I am the more likely I will do something to hurt myself, usually by accident.

Stress from emotions tangles my sleep and disrupts the night with nightmares.  These suck.

Stress from emotions sometimes shows up as illness....the list of stress illnesses is fairly lengthy.

Emotions may get buried but I guarantee you that they won't stay that way.  They may get misnamed, misunderstood, or misplaced but they are there because emotions is what makes humans so human.  Robots don't need emotions.  Just my opinion.   


Judy said...

We need a scream room. A soundproof room where we can scream all we want, let out the emotions, and no one will worry about the sounds.

By the way, I attempted to do the picture verify. The silly thing told me to check the ice cream. There was only one picture of a Blizzard from Dairy Queen, the rest were other types of food, all yummy looking, but not helpful. Stupid thing said I hadn't checked enough pictures. There wasn't any other ice cream. Stupid program.

Ruth said...

Bummer about the picture verify....it just one more way of computers trying to be 'helpful' and 'secure'. Silly computer...

Yes a scream room would be wonderful.

mulderfan said...

I used to bang kitchen cupboard doors over and over to relieve stress! Felt good and didn't hurt the cupboards!