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Coulda' Been Worse

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I am happy to report that my coping skills have become MOST impressive over the last few years, if do say so m'self. Oh, this level of calm has not come without a lot of trial and error, I'll be the first to say. However, as sit here, I find myself contemplating yet another one of life's major disappointments (of the relationship variety-the worst kind), I ALSO find myself looking to more productive ways to handle it. And if you don't count the (3) Oreos I had yesterday (and even if you do), five, two or even ONE year ago, those (3) Oreos might have been a large fry, a double scoop of chocolate malted crunch ice cream or NINE Oreos .

As I've gotten older, one important thing I've learned is that it really IS better to feel whatever emotion you're going through, to not NUMB the pain and that's exactly what food has the power to do. So instead of lamenting my current relationship woes, I did a kicka$$ 5-mile workout DVD by Leslie Sansone. Oh, and did mention, the natural mood-boost as a result? SO--not only did I remain within my calorie target but I managed to get in a 90 minute workout AND elevate my mood, which was important, even if it was a bit temporary and fleeting. Still...

Anyway, I think its important to acknowledge and celebrate these kind of smallish victories, for in the end, they add up.

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    Keep up the good work. This is an awesome victory!
    1986 days ago
    Good for you!
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    1990 days ago
    You mentioned that the natural high from exercise was temporary. Well, the 9 oreo cookie high of the past would have been just as temporary only there may have been a lot lingering regret and pounds to boot! So, congratulate yourself on making a modified splurge and having the motivation to exercise even when feeling down. Hey, if some once significant other has hurt you, wouldn't a round of kickboxing be fun! Just sayin..... Working through your feelings instead of a bag of oreos will help you heal and move on! emoticon emoticon
    1992 days ago

    I think you're doing just GREAT!!
    1992 days ago
    That is a victory (the oreos)
    It's so great when we can look back
    and see how far we have come down the road
    of our journey. :) You really inspire me.
    I love the poster at the end.
    Good stuff.
    You have a great day!
    1993 days ago
    I'm sorry that you are going through some relationship woes. No bueno. *hugs*
    I agree with how much better it is to feel your emotions, good, bad, and everything in between. Otherwise it's not much like living, just existing. I was on meds for my headaches a number of years ago that was also used for depression, and I had to wean myself off the pills because I couldn't stand the side effects of not really caring for or feeling anything. It's very disorienting emotionally. It sounds like you are handling things in a good and healthy manner.

    You know where to find me if you need me, girl...anytime, seriously.

    1993 days ago
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