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DAY 6 AND 7 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE LINDA SPANGLE...


Monday, September 05, 2011

PROTECTING MY PROGRAM...

DON'T TEST MY WILL POWER. WATCH FOR WAYS TO RECOGNIZE AND AVOID SITUATION THAT MIGHT CAUSE ME TO WEAKEN.
emoticonNo Problem!!

NOT JUST YET. (POWER PHRASE) GOES A LONG WAY. OR I'LL HAVE IT LATER FOR FOOD PUSHERS. IF THEY INSIST FLEE!!!!!

IDENTIFY AT LEAST 3 HIGH RISK TIMES OR EVENTS SUCH AS FAMILY GATHERINGS PARTIES (FOR ME QUIET TIMES OR THE WEEKENDS.

1. THIS IS NOT A GATHERING SITUATION BUT:
STRESS, ANGER AND ANXIETY IS AN ISSUE FOR ME. (LAYING IT ON THE LINE HERE)
I AM BETTER AT ANGER EATING. IT IS BETTER FOR ME TO TALK IT OUT IF NOT I'LL EAT ABOUT IT. OR USE AEROBICS VISUALIZATION MODE.

ANXIETY...I HAVE TO TRUST GOD MORE IN THESE SITUATIONS. AFTER ALL GOD SAID HE WILL NEVER LEAVE OR FORSAKE ME. GOD DON'T LIE. HE PROMISED!!HE CAN DELIVER!

DAILY STRESS DEALING WITH MY YOUNGER SON WHO IS SPECIAL NEEDS. NOW HE IS A TEENAGER AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT IS LIKE. TEENAGERS ARE TEENAGERS REGARDLESS IF THEY ARE SPECIAL NEEDS ARE NOT. GETTING SUPPORT FROM DH WILL BE A BIG FACTOR!! DEEP BREATHING (not please I am not into the new age stuff). I HAVE FOUND DEEP BREATHING VERY HELPFUL FOR ME. PILATES, TAKING QUIET BREAKS AND TEA TIME. I REALLY NEED TO BE ON GUARD AND BE CONSISTENT WITH THIS. I ALSO NEED TO JOURNAL IN MY FITNESS AND DIET JOURNAL. I AM USING MY FAITH MORE.

2. LATE IN THE EVENING.. DEVELOP AND KEEP BEDTIME ROUTINES. I AM THE WORLD WORST NIGHT OWL.

AFTER DAILY CHORES AND ASSISTING WITH MY YOUNGER SON. BATH/FACIALS TEA TIME, DEVOTIONS AND READING. LEARNED THAT IT IS BEST TO GO TO BED AT THE SAME TIME DAILY. ON THE WEEKENDS I USED TO STAY IN BED LATER BUT LEARNED AT IS BEST TO WAKE UP AS IF I AM PREPARING MY SON FOR SCHOOL. I CAN ALWAYS TAKE A NAP ON THE WEEKENDS. SO IN BED BY 11 PM. NO EXCUSES.

3. WEEKENDS JUST REST TIME FOR ME AND I TEND TO LET GO......I HAVE SOME
EXTRA TIME ON MY HANDS AND THINGS ARE VERY LOW KEY... I USE CROCHETING FOR RELAXING, PRAY, WORK ON THIS PROGRAM. AND READ MY NEW FIND. I SHOULD REALLY JUDGE WHITHER I NEED TO EAT IN THE WIDE RANGE ON THE WEEKENDS. ESPECIALLY IF HAD SOME SLIPS DURING THE WEEK. MOST WEEKENDS I NEVER EXERCISE. I WAS TAKING SATURDAYS AS AN OPTIONAL EXERCISE DAY. SUNDAY IS MY OFF DAY REGARDLESS!!!!!!!! IF I HAVE REACHED MY CAL BURN FOR THE WEEK THEN IT IS WEIGHTS OR PILATES. IF GIVEN EXTRA STRENGTH AEROBICS. I CAN JUDGE THIS.

4. GOING OUT TO EAT ON OCCASION.

I LEARNED THE HARD TO HAVE FRESH VEGGIES AND FRUIT WITH THE OPTION OF A PROTEIN. USUALLY A BIG SALAD BUT I WATCH THE CROUTONS AND DRESSING. YOU CAN OVER DUE ANYTHING EVEN A SALAD.

if is my own personal view that they add extra somethings in the food that makes you crave more food. To prove my point (in my own view) I did an experiment when I went out to eat i ate more than fresh veggies and fruits. When i got home i was starved and waned more food. now I only eat fresh veggies and fruit with a little protein. I avoid yeast roll all together. I have to tell the waitress no thank when she comes around with BITE SIZE GOODIES while we were eating our meal. Once she came with fried cheese stick and then the other time it was miniature cinnamon bites. Dh welcomed them all. I did not that time. I HAVE TO USE "I'LL HAVE IT ANOTHER TIME WITH THE WAITRESS AND HD. HE OFFERS ME GOODIES THAT I DO NOT WANT. THIS HIGH RISK TO ME CAUSE MANY FOLKS LOVE YOU WITH FOOD. THEY LOVE YOU TO DEATH LITERALLY!!! lol! I DON'T THINK HE WOULD SABOTAGE ME ON PURPOSE. HE IS LEARNING TO ME LOVE WITHOUT FOODING ME. BUT THIS IS A JOURNEY FOR HIM TOO. I HAVE HEARD THE PHRASE FROM HIM: IF YOU LOVE ME WOULD EAT IT. MY RESPONSE IS: IF YOU TRULY LOVED ME YOU WOULD NOT OFFER IT. OH WELL HE HAS GOT BETTER AT NOT OFFERING I HAVE TO REMIND AT TIMES. KEEP GOING AND WALKING BY FAITH.
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BIGDAD1211 9/20/2011 10:38PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I love your strength! I get so weak on the weekend but I have been doing better. Keep up the great job!!

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/15/2011 4:11PM

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BABY_GIRL69 9/6/2011 2:47PM

    You have to make healthier choices for you. If my dh asked me to try this I might but most of the time I try to stay away from doing that cause it might start me to craving things that I normally don't even think about. My girlfriend raves about this vanilla shake place or some other place & I stay away cause I love me a vanilla shake!

God bless & thanks for sharing!

Dee

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LIFEWALK 9/6/2011 12:53PM

    emoticon {{{Grace}}} so much here that is the same for me, I was nodding all the way through. I am interested in the aerobics visualization if you have a chance to explain that further.

I have noticed with dh (& some of my friends & family too) that as I change how I eat, in the home and out socially, that they are losing their cook & eating companion. DH has resisted at times b/c he still has not embraced changing although in his head he will understand what I'm saying but then he brings me treats like he used to to please me... old habits between us are changing too, so I have foudn these are ongoing issues.

What I love about these days is how empowering and encouraging the skills are to keep me going... I do think it helps to take time daily for what I call vespers, a time to pray & ponder, and gather thoughts... I often take mini-mental bubblebaths, you've probably heard me talk about them over time, but it is a few minutes to regroup and regain when I start to lose it...

and like you, sometimes the anger eating is the worst to change/regroup... sometimes it is physical or verbal expression helps me pop the anxiety that goes with it... hence wondering the aerobic visualization... i think the words might describe what I am doing by accident, eh?

(sigh) sometimes it just feels so hard and stretches b4 us... it is then the scriptures, faith help me... that I just have to deal with today, that our Lord will give me strength today, in this valley (Psalms 23); all things are possible, and to him all things in prayer. And I thank him for having a place & friends to talk about it with! (grins :)

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WARMSPRINGDAY 9/5/2011 10:20AM

    I've tried the "I think I'll wait" phrase and it works.

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WHISPERINGPINE4 9/5/2011 10:15AM

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