Friday, October 17, 2014
And the influx of people begins making Lincoln the largest population in the state by Race Day, due to NASCAR racing at the Talladega International Speedway. Folks have been coming in campers since Sunday. It's exciting but inconvenient. We have learned to shop and do all necessities ahead of time. We have a football game that takes us from the area but, returning home Saturday evening when Race fans are also arriving. We may plan a back route for as much of it as we can. Although, after yesterday I realize all the state troopers have found the back road routes and are SPEEDING on roads at speeds that would get me a ticket! No lights no reason just flying down the road so I will be watching out for the law for safety from them! Please don't misunderstand I mean no disrespect to law enforcement, I am really just shocked at this!
My husband and I plan a run this morning, tomorrow morning before leaving for the game and Sunday my birthday, well we may have to do a neighborhood run or treadmill as the area highways will be gridlock in the morning and we want to watch the race in the afternoon. No we are not planning to attend this time.
I have had more stress this Wednesday and Thursday this week. (several court hearings are coming up and getting things in order while keeping the rest up to date) . I had a headache all day Wednesday. I did not have a lunch break really either day as I worked through lunch and ate at my desk (bad and I don't plan on it becoming my habit). I had weather that would have allowed a lunch time walk but just had to get some things done. The stress however had a familiar feel from the past. From the pre surgery/ high stress/ overweight/ unhealthy stage of my life. The tendency to sooth with food was part of this pattern and unfortunately part of the past two days. While in the past little Debbie and whole bags of chips or sweets were associated with the soothing, fortunately it was tid bits and the snacks in my lunch bag that I kept seeking. The problem is after I ate two healthy snacks and an appropriate lunch fish taco I sought more.
So let me confess: A small bag of chips, a serving of animal crackers, and THREE yes, three single serving SMARTIES candies.
The distressing thing is how and when they were eaten because I know I was self soothing. After work I ate an appropriate serving of a dinner sandwich and did not snack after. I also managed about 8,500 steps for Thursday overall but most of those came from shopping after work. Wednesday I did not do as well with only about 5,000 for the day. I feel on track today but too many days like this week will get me back off track! I feel good about the fact that I am catching this, evaluating it, aware and am trying to make the adjustments already to not continue to live (or die) this way again!