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Monday, December 17, 2012

I need to find a comfort for the rough times that isn't food. When I'm frustrated with my marriage I turn to food and to a lesser extent, alcohol. The alcohol is probably worse for me because I want sugary drinks. I made PiƱa coladas this weekend. Crazy amount of sugar and fat from the coconut cream + alcohol = all turns to fat and messes up my metabolism. I ate crazy stuff at the pot luck at lunch on Friday, pizza for dinner, McDonald's McGriddle for Saturday lunch, more pizza for dinner and went out for a calamari po-boy and sweet potato fries for dinner on Sunday. The only vaguely healthy meal was Sunday breakfast of eggs, mushrooms and yellow pepper, but I spoiled that with ketchup. Needless to say I gained back the 2 lbs I worked so hard to loose last week.

There's a big Christmas party this weekend and I really wanted to be 180 or less for it. Now I have 4lbs to loose instead of 2lbs and I don't think it's going to happen. Booo!

So I gave in and paid for a 3 month subscription to Spark Coach. So far the videos are falling a little flat. What is good is that it gives me something to do each morning that's a reminder of my goals. I'm hoping it will get better once I'm farther in. My challenge today is to make a collage. I have no idea where to start. I think I'm going to do it in Photoshop though. It's much easier for me to get pictures from the web than to find magazines and glues.

I can't believe how close to Christmas it is. I have to give my presentation on Friday and it's stressing me out. I also haven't sent out my Christmas cards or done any shopping. I had to work yesterday so I didn't even have a proper weekend. My house is upside down and I didn't even get the laundry done!

I'm going to try to make a schedule and see if I can get some off the stress of my plate.
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    I know how you feel, the holidays are such a rushed time (which is ridiculous... it's not like we don't know when Christmas is coming!), and it's hard to eat right, do everything right that you need to. Try to take little steps and look for small victories every day. Cookies in the office? Take 1 instead of 2 or 3. emoticon

    My Christmas cards are done, and most of my shopping is done, but my home isn't decorated, and it probably won't be this year... And I'm sure you know how hard that is for me, since you probably remember how much my house used to be decorated when we were younger! DH and I are just too tired every day after work. In our industry, this is one of the busiest weeks of the year, so we're both tired and stressed after a long day, we just come home and do nothing.

    1916 days ago
    Sorry to hear things haven't been going so well. It's hard not to turn to food for comfort when it's what you've done for so long. But knowing it is the first step to breaking the pattern, and it sounds like you're on your way.

    I hope you are able to get everything under control and get rid of some stress!

    1916 days ago
    We all fall of the wagon at times. The important thing is that you pick yourself up and keep going. I personally like to either go to the gym, for a walk or for a long bike ride. I find that the time alone helps me rejuvenate. emoticon
    1917 days ago
  • KONRAD695
    I've been there. Sometimes you just think "what's the point" then it all lets go. I used the Spark Coach as a daily reminder of what I should be doing. After I developed some good habits, I started to address my other issues. I can go more in depth personally, just don't want to broadcast to everyone.
    And yes, coach starts a little dry.
    1917 days ago
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