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B2B Update


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ok, since my last blog, I think I have done pretty well in returning to what I know works. I am drinking all my water (well, like 99%, I am getting AT LEAST 72 oz, but I aim for 96 oz/day) I am logging my food, HOWEVER in doing so I have noticed that I am back to not eating enough, so I am working on that. I am between grocery trips so it IS a bit of a challenge. Thanks to an AMAZING SparkGroup of VERY special people (you know who you are!) I am back to running three times a week, and that feels amazing. They are keeping my accountable and are some off the best cheerleaders! emoticon Work has been a bit more of a challenge. I am dealing with it the best way I know how, and I am making every effort to no9t bring my frustrations home with me. It must be working because DH says he has noticed a change in my mood when I am home. Unfortunately, it has also seemed to lead to my old habits of repressing my frustration and stress with food. I am determined to NOT allow my EE(emotional eating) to get to me. I have been able to keep it under control for the most part, but it has been VERY challenging and there have been some close calls. One of the best things about SP is that there is always someone there facing the same challenges you are and it gives comfort to know that you are facing the same direction. (Thank you, Dimitra, you know why). I have made the decision that I need to be less emotionally involved at work. I go in, I do my job, and then I go home. I am not getting involved in the politics and drama that seems to constantly exist in my workplace. It hasn't been long enough to know if this is helping with the frustrations that i was having, but time will tell.

It is good to know that no matter what the situation, you can pause, re-evaluate, make the changes and turn it around.
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MAMACITA903 7/29/2011 4:21PM

    Emily,

I have been reading your blogs and I can't tell you how much I relate! I am also 5'10" and while I grew up in Nashville I was born in MN and all my extended family is there as well. I also work in a job constantly filled with drama and stress and am an emotional eater. All that being said I commend you for all you have accomplished! You look amazing and have come so far...I especially loved the Princess blog :)

I am still at my heaviest (230) which I have been up and down from the past 4 years....still can't believe it's been that long. I have been ready for change for awhile and I am making my actions match my thoughts (finally) especially since I also want to feel like a Princess again :)

You have accomplished so much and I know you will continue to have all the success you deserve. You have earned it!

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MAMACITA903 7/29/2011 4:20PM

    Emily,

I have been reading your blogs and I can't tell you how much I relate! I am also 5'10" and while I grew up in Nashville I was born in MN and all my extended family is there as well. I also work in a job constantly filled with drama and stress and am an emotional eater. All that being said I commend you for all you have accomplished! You look amazing and have come so far...I especially loved the Princess blog :)

I am still at my heaviest (230) which I have been up and down from the past 4 years....still can't believe it's been that long. I have been ready for change for awhile and I am making my actions match my thoughts (finally) especially since I also want to feel like a Princess again :)

You have accomplished so much and I know you will continue to have all the success you deserve. You have earned it!

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CAZZI8 6/25/2011 8:57PM

  Emily Rose,

I have spent the last 2 hours reading every bit of your blog, from beginning to now. You are a gifted writer. Have you ever considered trying to get your wonderful story published?

Cazzi8

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FUNFROG79 6/24/2011 8:29AM

    Sounds like you are heading in the right direction and recognizing what you need to do! Great job! emoticon

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CHAS1949 6/23/2011 1:52PM

    I'm glad you are finding support in a group here! That's why this site is great!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 6/23/2011 8:54AM

    Welcome Back!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 6/22/2011 11:55PM

    I am happy to hear that you have gone back to running three times a week !
I'm sure that those runs help you to deal with stress ! I am also very pleased
to hear that you are tracking your food and water ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CANNIE50 6/22/2011 11:54PM

    I am glad to read this - what a sensible approach you are taking, both with your healthy lifestyle and with your new attitude at work. When I worked in an office setting, and the stresses and tension would mount, I would have a little mantra "keep your head down and work". It was a relief when I would focus on why I was there, and not the drama swirling around me. It is so great that you are a runner because running drains off so many worries.

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LAURIE5658 6/22/2011 9:11PM

    Sweetie, you are doing this!! You are taking it one day at a time and perhaps sometimes one hour at a time. You are digging deep and fighting and clawing your way back. THAT in itself is going to make you a stronger and better person. You are growing in ways you do not realise. Think of it, would you have been able to do this while dealing w/ crap in Alaska? You now have the tools and support system that you need to make this effort so worth while. On a sidenote, I can totally see you and Dimitra getting together and discussing life. You are two peas in a pod and you totally mesh. That is awesome!!

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