Progress update/Relief from the blues
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I want to start with all the good stuff that I have encountered over the last few weeks. I am so proud of myself for the effort I have made to really stay motivated and become a healthier person. I am more aware of what I am eating and have really seen a decrease in the amount of food I feel I need to consume at each mealtime. I have started increasing my fruits and veggies more. Still have a little trouble with going over my daily sodium, but I am staying w/in my calorie range on the majority of days- usually only going over by about 50-75 calories when I do exceed the daily goal. I also am exercising consistently- a few days of rest here and there, though. Last week I lost another pound so I am down a total of 10 pounds. My inches are really where I see the biggest improvements so far. My clothes are not as tight and able to bend over to tie shoes and pick up items easier. Just feeling better all the way around....that is until this week.
This week has been emotionally rough for me. Yesterday I even found myself saying that I am not happy with everything- my job, my church, my family. I just wanted to runaway and hide. This is so not like me. I did not think I was going to be able to continue driving to work because I was fighting back tears so badly yesterday morning. However, today I am slowly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am hoping it is just PMS that I am experiencing. I have an IUD and ,therefore, do not have a period, per say, but I still experience all the other symptoms. But this month they were bad. Yes, things have been stressful with all of those areas I mentioned, but I really love my job, my church, and my family. There are some things that I need to work through and today I finally see some relief ahead. It's like a switch has been turned off and the extreme emotions are gone. Really praying this will not become the norm each month during this time.