Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Do you ever have a day when everything starts out right?
You get up early exercise and feel great.
You have a healthy breakfast and feel wonderful.
You have packed your lunch and do not have time to eat it.
You are at work and the computer will not work, the boss wants the report, people are wanting things from you and the mins are passing too quickly. There does not even seem like there is time to go to the restroom.
Your routine has been interrupted. You do not eat at the regular time. You look at the clock and you need more time. You have skipped your morning snack.
At 3:00pm you are hungry and frustrated then you think OH I have not had lunch.
You eat while looking at the computer and do not even taste the food and you inhale it.
On the drive home all you think about is work, leaving late and what you are making for dinner. You know the family is hungry and you need to get home fast.
You pass McDonald's I really need an ice cream, I can just pick up some burgers it is so cheap.
You pass the store chocolate would help calm me down, I could get some fried chicken the kids like it. Chips sound great tooo. How about some take out from the China Town Place?
You know inside that ice cream and chocolate will not make you feel better but you are what upset, nervous, mad at yourself for not eating lunch, mad at yourself you not leaving work early. You know as soon as you walk in the house the kids and DH will want food now.
How often do we really stop and think? Is food the answer or do I even know the question I am trying to ask? Do I just want to push down these feelings so I do not feel and more?
How can I stop this cycle
1. Admit to myself I have emotions.
2. Allow myself a moment to feel I mean really take a breath and feel.
3. Say a prayer. So many things are beyond our control and I need to allow God to handle these.
4. I need to plan for days like this. There are healthy dinners I can get ready quick for the family. Or just have cereal for supper. Is it bad to have breakfast for supper.
5 Write in a journal. It will help me express the inter feelings. I need time to reflect about what is going on and let my mind calm down.
6. Write on Sparkpeople. I have found just write a blog or posting in the chat room really helps. Reaching out to someone who knows how your feeling is the best.
If you have any other suggestions please tell me.
Now that I am back to work my hard days are at least it seems everyday.
Everyday I have to fight the urge to drive past McDonald's, Not stop and get the chocolate bar., I;m glad my family does not mind having breakfast for supper and even my DH has started to cook if I call him ahead of time.
I have to write in my journal so I can express my feels and not bury them inside or cover them up with food. I have a great life. I love my job and I love the people I am around. Now I need to remember to breath and love myself.