Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I just read the article about is Weight Loss Stressing You Out.
Two major points that I got out of this article for me were the following two questions and the response to them.
When I am having problems sticking to my plan, I usually get on the message boards or the phone and talk about it with other people.
I have many stressful situations in my life right now, but I'm determined to be successful at weight loss.
I am naturally a quiet person and it is sometimes hard for me to open up and tell people what I am feeling. I tend to want to keep things on an even keel and not cause waves so I keep things bottled up inside.
So it makes it difficult for me to ask for help when things are not going well.
Right now there is a lot going on in my life. We have started a new business and while it is going okay we have a house we are trying to sell in Vegas and with the economy out there it is not going well. Also while we did not have a lot of items still in the house it was broken into and the appliance stolen and just found out that the policy we had on the house does not cover theft. (long story short)
The answer to the stress and weight loss has eased my stress at least in that area. While I have been doing the January Jump start challenge this month, I have not lost any weight but neither have I gained any weight.
Likewise, a zero on Question 12 (determination for weight loss despite high stress in other areas of your life) may indicate that you donít fully appreciate the difficulties of trying to lose weight, or the importance of modifying your weight loss expectations when other aspects of life become difficult. Sometimes, just holding your own and not gaining (or regaining) weight is a very significant accomplishment!
The other stress factor I had during this time was I went home for my Dad's birthday celebration, was a comment my Dad made to me. I have an older sister and a younger sister that have always been thinner than me and even though I have lost 20+ pounds, my Dad said as we were getting into the car to go out for dinner for me to sit in the front with my mom and he would sit in the back with the smaller ones. While I did not say anything it still hurt. The one nice thing was my brother-in-law complimented me on how nice I look.
I have to admit that the comment from my Dad hurt but I realize that I am not losing weight for him or anyone else I AM DOING IT FOR ME. I want to be able to play with my grandchild and feel good about the way I LOOK.
So I feel excited and ready to continue my journey on a healthy new life.
While it may take a while to get there, I will have a great time getting.
Also this is my first Blog post and I have to admit it is cathartic to put down how you are feeling. But at the same time a little scary as I said I am a quiet person and not one to tell others about my problems.