Saturday, September 01, 2012
Iíve faced challenges and suffered many losses/disappointments over the last several months. Iíve pulled away from friends, stopped working out and developed unhealthy eating habits. As a result, Iíve gained weight and now feel bad about myself. Junk food and overeating has become my coping mechanism. Now most of my clothes donít fit and Iíve avoided buying new ones. I dislike my body and canít stand what I see when I look in the mirror. Today, I received bad news and immediately started eating in an attempt to feel better. Of course it didnít work and only made me feel worse about myself. Tonight, I logged onto Sparkpeople and was inspired by so many Spark members. It was the kick in the butt I needed. I realized that everyone has been hurt, disappointed and suffered losses. And there are better, healthy ways to deal with pain. Iím ready to do something different. Iím putting an end to this pity party. No more avoiding friends and family. No more over eating. No more negative self talk and feeling sorry for myself.
Iím committing to making positive changes in my life. Iím also recommitting to Sparkpeople. I will reach out to others to develop a positive support system. I will start working out again. I will make better choices about food and track what I eat/drink. I will learn healthy ways to deal with pain, loss and disappointments. I will start to like what I see in the mirror. And most importantly, I will feel better about myself.