Saturday, June 08, 2013

Les 3 phases du stress

1) Find that you are now, for real, allergic to practically everything.

2) Subsist on smoked salmon, cashews, and salad.  Also wine, and some chocolate.

3) Despite, or perhaps because of*, this, find that you have lost five pounds in five weeks.

Not so good.

*"L'organisme, débordé et sollicité en permanence par la situation de stress qui se prolonge et s'intensifie, ne réussit plus à mobiliser ses ressources et s'épuise." (The organism, overwhelmed and constantly strained by an ongoing, intensifying stressful situation, can no longer muster its resources and gives out.)

6 comments:

  1. I want to make food for you, but I am afraid. Perhaps I should content myself with feeding your family.

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    1. Well, I appreciate the thought. Everyone but me is easy at least, right? And I'm sure the 'being too anxious to eat' is really not helping. Really. Not.

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  2. Not good at all. Is there any hope for a fix? On the bright side...chocolate?

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    1. I mean, it's great if you *want* to lose weight, but it was also over 3% of my body mass by accident. While I realize accidental weight loss is, like accidental fertility, something most people wouldn't complain about, I'd rather be healthy than skinny. Maybe after this horrible house-selling move is over, I will no longer be too anxious to eat. (I KNOW! And I LOVE food!!!)

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    2. P.S. Thus far allergy shots have done fuck-all, but we'll keep trying.

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  3. CRUD. There's nothing wrong with subsisting on wine and chocolate, but it ain't right that you're not doing it by choice. So sorry about this most recent nightmare.

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