Feeling Down Today
Friday, January 18, 2013
I've felt it coming on slowly. The blues. The blahs. Whatever.
Not sure why, but it happens a lot. Maybe it's from job stress? Maybe it's from lack of contact with loved ones? Could it even be diet? ( I mean something I'm eating or not eating; not being on a diet.)
Last night I wanted to go out for Chinese Food. I wanted it bad!
But I resisted. I wanted to call a friend to go. We always have a blast. But she is trying to shed a few pounds and doesn't need to be tempted by me. And maybe I just wanted her company anyhow.
So I nuked a bad of frozen veggies as soon as I got home from work. Yes, I'm on a path to a new lifestyle. Yes, I can have Chinese food if that's what I want. Happily, I discovered that wasn't what I really wanted. The veggies with a pat of butter - yes, butter! - were surprisingly yummy. Then I set a big batch of chicken soup to simmer, and sat down to play Epic Mickey! (Man, I stink at that, but it's still fun, and it keeps my hands busy.)
Now I'm trying to figure out what to do about these spells. Why do they happen? Can I prevent them? And how do I bounce back quickly? You know, before I do something I'll regret.
I need to be my own cheerleader.
Do you ever get like this? How do you cope?