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Thursday, October 11, 2012

What events happened this week?

Led women's bible study on Tuesday, was a little nervous beforehand (mostly because, of course, I hope to impress them. When it should really be about God, not me). It went well though and there was good discussion, so I was very encouraged. Afterward, I was wired. Almost hyper (which is SOOOO not me). Food was not a temptation; I wanted to go out and do something! Went to the movies at 9:30 pm, soooo not me!

Did any of those events stir up strong or even mild emotions?

Nervous. For some reason this is one emotion that does not make me turn to food. (ha ha wish I was nervous more often. Not)

How do you think those emotions compare and relate to the real situation?

Yes - for once.


How are your ‘habits’ coming along?

Great! I have been making a habit of at least once a day logging into Spark People and reading posts or bogs. So helpful!!!!


Were you able to maintain habits you had already established?

Yes. The new habit I am trying to learn is to redirect my desire to turn to food to some other activity. Mostly that is Sparking, or reading. It wouldn't hurt to take a short stroll around the building while I'm at work. The best possible redirection is to pray. Will work on that; it's hard to focus.

Did you binge or emotionally eat?

No - I am on day 12 of not binge-ing!!!! There have been a few times were I ate too large of a serving, or snacked in between meals, mostly as a delay tactic. Something I don't want to do? Delay by finding something to eat first. NOT GOOD. Delay by reading or by Sparking, better, but I'm still procrastinating. What if I was forced to choose between exercise or stop delaying? Ha!!

What did you learn from all this?

Delaying work has bad consequences.

I am in the "honeymoon" stage of starting a new program (I started Spark People just over a week ago), so all is cheery and happy. From past experience, something will likely happen to distract me soon, I will forget to check in for a few days, and get off-track.

I am hoping by admitting the high likelihood of this happening, that I might stay aware enough to avoid it!
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