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it all goes together

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I went off the rails for a few days this week. Life got chaotic, and I reacted by ignoring my food tracker and eating more carbs. Which, for me, just leads to eating more carbs.

Not good.

But it's a funny thing. On Friday, I cleaned my house, upstairs and downstairs. It took over five hours, but when I was done, I felt in control again. I filled out my nutrition tracker and made my healthy meal plan and stuck with it.

It all goes together for me. Chaos = Chaos.

I need to stay in control of my eating even when life goes off the rails. And it's not just emotional eating for me...it's sheer boredom.

It's not that I don't have things I need to do, but they just feel...boring...and somehow shoving carbs in my face makes it all better? I think not.

So, that's where I'm at. I'm making myself accountable here and preparing for a busy, but in control, week!
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DAYSPRING-STAR 7/22/2012 2:34PM

    Yah, I know exactly what you mean! Well put into words and your formula CHAOS = CHAOS! Love it! You have triggered my analytical/mathematical mind and helped me learn more about myself. Awareness brings on change. emoticon emoticon

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BERKCHIK 7/22/2012 1:28PM

    way to go! we all fall off the rails at times (some of us more recently ((*me*)) than others). getting back on each time is what's important.

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TCHNCRFT 7/22/2012 1:19PM

    I'm the same way. If my house is "under control" it's so much easier for me to stay on track with my health goals.

I had a couple days that I went off track this past week, too. But I woke up yesterday morning, feeling ready to take better care of myself. Interestingly, I also got a lot of little stuff done around the house that I'd been putting off.

Control = Control

Have a great day and a wonderful week!
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MALIAN1 7/22/2012 11:57AM

    You just raised a red flag in my mind....I need to be in control too. If you can eliminate some of the chaos - then it will be easier to control what you put into your mouth, etc. Thank you for hitting that switch in my mind. I'm going to work on that! You are awesome!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 7/22/2012 11:33AM

    Good for you for getting the mental edge on stress. You are going to be ready to rock it!

Sometimes a good challenging can bring us up farther than a boost of any other kind.



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LAZAR2 7/22/2012 9:52AM

    Glad to hear you are preparing yourself for the busy week a head! I've found that if I plan ahead I don't feel as stressed or chaotic. Even if I can only spare a few minutes to sit down and plan out my food for the day, that makes all the difference. Boredom eating can be tough to beat, but you've made the first step: recognizing it! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 7/22/2012 9:48AM

    well with boys in the house it is easy to get off track! I know I raised 4 ..... you can do it! emoticon

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