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My New Year

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I have never thought of myself as an “Emotional” or “Stress” eater. I have always thought or my problem being just plain old eating too much or eating high calorie/low nutrient foods and not exercising. Looking back over my behavior for the last three months, I have to rethink how I use food.

emoticon On the positive, I have recognized a pattern/problem, and I am attempting to find a solution.

emoticon On the negative, I gained back the weight I lost in 2012, plus enough more to put me at my all time highest weight!

emoticon So time to re-set my ticker and work on dealing with my problems without an entire bag of Maui Style Potato Chips.

I am also going streaking. emoticon No, not that. I want to achieve a 31 day, minimum, streak for tracking food, getting exercise, and drinking my water.

emoticon I am trying to break away from the scale. I recorded a starting weight, and I will check once a week, but I am trying to focus on non-scale indicators. Most of my clothes don’t fit. I have been wearing the same 4 outfits to work for the last three weeks, and one of the skirts I have been wearing used to be my mom’s. I took pictures of me in a pair of jeans a blouse that I can’t wear, heck I can barely get the jeans to my hips and the blouse won’t even go all the way up my arms (Short, cuffed, sleeve). I plan on taking a new picture every 2 weeks. I am hoping that a visual record will help, especially when the scale seems to stay put. I may even get brave enough to share them.

emoticon Here’s to 2013, may we all find our NSV’s to keep us going.
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HEALTHYSLIM2 1/9/2013 6:06PM

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Yes, acknowledging it is more than half the battle. Let's hope the year to come will be one full of successes around every corner!!
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Good for you that you are NOT going to be a slave to the scale! Personally, I frankly believe weighing in is a bit of a dangerous way to measure progress, especially in the early days/weeks of a "re-commit". If the numbers don't reflect hard effort, it is too easy to get discouraged and give in to un-helpful behavior / eating.
Instead, focusing on how we feel and how the clothes fit is just as effective.
Best of luck on the re-set. I am right there with you!!
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MOEMOORE 1/5/2013 10:15PM

    A new year, and a new start. I'm right there with you. I didn't gain it all back, but just about.

Here's to a 31 day challenge! "They" always say - knowing is half the battle.

I'm trying to remember to get in here to the site every day and log things. I know I'm not going to get everything logged, but if I can get back in the habit of recording some things, I know it will get easier.

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GINILEE4 1/5/2013 8:00PM

   

We are together ina all this. We will change the way we behave and change it slowly so that we never have to go back there again. Lean on your friends here at Spark and at home. You blog is wonderful. Keep them coming, often. You will be amazed at what you have to tell yourself. Now on to day 2.


Whoo HOO.,

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