I lost my 86-yr-old mom last week. Not unexpected, but still a sad & life-changing event for my family. When my dad passed away 9 years ago, that turned into a month or so of comfort food indulgence, lost sleep etc. I feared some of the same with preparing for the funeral, traveling out of town, sitting around at shiva (visitation), dealing with my dear (but challenging) siblings.
I'm proud to say that I stayed on track w/ my diabetes care. I brought healthy breakfast foods for the hotel. Got to the gym one morning & a walk with my brother later. Pizza was the family dinner one night. So I ate lotza salad & just ate the pizza topping, leaving the crust. I probably ate too much fruit salad, but stayed away from the omnipresent coffee cake, bagels etc.
I’m glad I could cope with the stress & sadness without turning to food. I know now that the best way to deal with stress is to stick to my health routines as much as possible.