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!
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.