Monday, November 01, 2010
I just re-read an article on SparkPeople that explains quite clearly (and much to my relief) that the scale is only one way to measure weight loss. BUT, the article also said that stress can trigger you sweet tooth and put into overdrive!
Wow, I learned something pretty important today. I only eat sugary stuff when I am stressed then I don't want it anymore. I have quite a bit of stress in my life right now; my sister and her daughter moved in with me and my daughter so that hard sometimes but not impossible to manage. Still I do feel the strain on our resources, I can't seem to get along lately with my adult daughter no matter what I do (I pray, try to open and keep open a dialog) all my attempts are met with open disdain and hostile, and to top it off I am no longer happy in my current job and have been looking elsewhere whether in the company or out. On all front, I am in a corner and feel just overwhelmed all the time. I do my best to be positive and make the best of the situation. Sometimes though....YIKES.
After reading that article I now realize why the scale won't move, I am sabotaging my own weight loss program. I am going to looking into some things to relieve my stress or at least reduce it. Prayer while I run in the morning helps and my Bible reading. I will also check out some stress busters here on SparkPeople.