I decided I would watch the debate last night. I gathered my planned goodies to have and settled in. No comment on debate.
But I learned something interesting about myself... I never thought of my self as an emotional eater. Until now. I was like I was on automatic pilot after I finished my planned snack. I went into kitchen and fixed myself some chips and salsa. I then had 2 small bags of pistachios. And 3 DD Munchkins. Then I said "What are you doing?" More importantly I asked WHY. I was angry, sad, afraid. Then I told myself how wrong I was to allow something to affect me this way. Then I felt guilty. Then stupid. Then I told my "self" to snap out of it. I am human. I allowed emotions to get the best of me, and I ate to smoothe them over. Recognize the problem and move on. Now I know to not eat in any situation that I will get emotional over(or even think I will get emotional over). One day I will perhaps be able handle emotional eating. But for this moment, I will avoid the temptation.
Then I read the Daily Motivator for today:
Focus on the destination
To get where you want to go, be flexible about how you get there. The path is never exactly the way you thought it would be.
Achievement demands persistence, and yet being persistent is not the same as being stubborn. Achievement comes from being persistent and also flexible.
It is impossible to foresee every twist and turn in the road. You must be willing to navigate each turn as you arrive at it.
Set your goal, make your plans and preparations, and be ready to adapt when circumstances demand it. Remember that the goal is to reach the destination youíve chosen, not necessarily to follow the exact plan youíve laid out.
By all means, pay attention to the particulars of your path. Yet donít get so attached to the plan that you compromise the goal.
Draw your strength and inspiration from the purpose youíve chosen to follow and from the value you intend to create. Focus on the destination, and youíll work your way there no matter what.
ó Ralph Marston
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My destination is to be healthier... this means healthier in ALL area of my life. Mind, body, and spirit. It means acknowledging my mistakes, my weaknesses, and dealing with what I can control and going on forward.
Today is a new day. I'm jumping in where I am. I am more aware this morning of a weakness. I have my day planned, and I will go through it. I am prepared and am going to enjoy today!