Monday, January 09, 2012
I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am stressed, when I am sad, for energy.... Well, you get the picture. I also like to help the people I love. In September 2010 my mother-in-law passed away from Colon Cancer. In February 2011 my father was hospitalized with pneumonia, in March with blood clots in his lungs, and three days after Easter my Mom had a hemorrhagic stroke. Dad couldn't cope with Mom's stroke and turned to alcohol. This November Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. I wish so much that I could help my parents.
But sometimes all a person can do is be there and be supportive. I am wearing the stress and sorrow on body and in my heart. But it is not helping my family or myself to continue the emotional eating, it just drags me down further.
So, each day I will do something for healthier, happier me. I will appreciate some of my daily accomplishments. Today, I stayed in my calorie range and managed to work in a Mocha (gotta love espresso & chocolate). I did both my strength & cardio today.
I know these are small accomplishments. But if I can manage to do these things and enjoy the journey; I will be better able to cope with future challenges.