Friday, August 06, 2010
Iím having a bit of a slump and canít seem to get my mind back in the game the past few weeks Iíve gained and then lost it overall Iím up a bit but not so bad.
I have always struggled with emotional eating, it stems from my childhood. I ate to comfort myself when I was home alone (latch key kid-dead beat dad; mom worked 3 jobs to keep a roof over our heads) or when I couldnít express my true feelings. I still struggle with anger and frustration. The past few weeks have been extremely hard on me financially, my husband is unemployed the anticipation on whether or not he will get his unemployment check sucks! He has been unemployed for almost 18 months. I know I should let go of things that I have no control over but you know I love having a roof over my headÖ I have given up several things to get myself in a better financial space. Gotta tell you Iím not missing cable as much as I thought I would but do wish I could watch my morning traffic and weather as I get ready in the am. I am reading more. I have recently taken on going to the pool once or twice a week and then walking or hiking for exercise, if it wasnít for that I would be back up weight wise!! I have a great support system and wish I could carry my buddies in my pocket with me. ARGH!!!
I know what do to and what works I just have to do it. I have to prepare my lunches ahead of time (batch cooking on Sundays-making stone soups with protein & veggies, whole grain breads and make ahead meals that can be popped into the microwave on busy days) and most important I have to get enough sleep 6-8 works best for me and then get up and make my breakfasts daily!!! Make sugar free jello, cut back on the soda pop and get back to water and or other drinks like tea, etc.. if I need a soda, get ones made with natural sugars and no high fructose crap. Throwback Pepsi is made with sugar. Go back to having only 6 oz per day at most less if possible. Make my own drink that uses sugar in moderation like strawberry water and other itemsÖ I have to really get on myself on this stuff.
Okay i need an attitude adjustment!