Monday, December 03, 2012
My biggest challenge this year that has caused me the most trouble is late night eating. I'm still working on over-coming this bad habit, but it has improved with using SparkPeople calorie tracker. I am A LOT more conscience of the type of food I eat and usually (not always) choose fruit when I'm feeling that late night craving. Sometimes I'll have a bowl of Special K cereal and this helps too.
Another problem I had this year is severe anxiety attacks. I hate going to hospitals, so I was trying to take care of this myself with breathing techniques but one day it got me real bad, thought I was having a heart attack. So I left work and drove myself to the emergency room, I didn't want to make a scene. After checking me over, the ER was able to calm me down and found that I'm healthy, no issues...that was a HUGE relief. I follow-uped with my Dr. and after a long talk and some blood work, decided I needed a little something to take the edge off. My prescription works wonders! I've had a couple of very minor anxiety attacks, but nothing like before. My husband has also noticed a difference in how I handle stress. I used to get so upset over little things before (a little tightly wound to say the least) and now, well I'm much easier going.
I also realized this year that meditation also helps. Not just with my anxiety but also with my focus on weight loss. Speaking of weight loss, I think I've eaten more fruits and veggies since I started SP than my entire life combined and I feel GREAT. I can feel a change in my cravings grapes, bananas and apples. I specifically go to the store for these if I'm out, something I never would have done before.
So I have a lot to be thankful for with SP and all the support of its members. TRULY SPECIAL PEOPLE and I thank you!!