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A better week, somewhat.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Well, I started off this week very positive, and indeed I have been very good on my eating habits. I repeat, my EATING habits. However, I have been nipping at vodka tonics every night. I just get SO stressed the second I walk in the door after work and feel ENTITLED to a drink or 4! Entitlement is an extremely bad habit. I am really just a lazy weakling that needs to get my act together. Thank goodness I am holding steady at my weight... I lost 9 pounds since the first, but had I been a good girl for the last week and a half, it would have been much more. I am actually back in a mild ketosis, surprisingly! I need to figure out how to meditate or do some yoga or something, but I just cannot seem to relax myself enough to do so. How does everyone relax??? There has to be some way besides the bottle.

I have some demons to overcome, but I will keep being honest about my downfalls (and progress, I hope) here on Spark and hope I can overcome!
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    You are not any kind of "lazy weakling who needs to get your life together" WHY would you say something like that about yourself. What would you say if someone said that to your child. You are an incredibly cool, together woman who is under tremendous pressure, and dealing with it like a champion. AND even with those circumstances, you have lost 9 (!!!) pounds--9 lbs!! AND have managed to maintain it!

    Now about de-stressing question, here are my ideas:
    1. exercise HARD, enough that you can't think about anything else (like C25K)
    2. put your mind entirely on yourself--rub lotion into your body while saying little thanksgiving affirmations ("Thank you tummy for housing my organs and digesting my food. Thank you legs for carrying me where I need to be and holding up to a lot of weight and being strong." etc)
    3. Realize that the only person you CAN control is yourself, which puts you in a powerful position to make your own destiny. Also, it frees others to make their own choices, free of your interference.

    Be good to yourself!! You are stronger than you think.
    1819 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2013 6:57:30 PM
    Well, I'm fast asleep by then! But after dinner might be a good idea, instead of before and after!
    I actually got up and went for a walk! I was falling asleep in front of my computer.
    1819 days ago
    My ipod helps me so much. I have a lot of music on it and helps me destress or it even distracts me from thinking I need to eat...could translate to drinking I suppose. You can do it.
    1819 days ago
    Same here.

    The only thing that's ever worked for me is to make unbreakable rules. "Time" rules work well for me - I started out with "no beer before dinner". Now (and everyone on the team laughs at me) my beer time is rolled all the way back to 10:10 pm. Don't ask me why, it just was more doable than 10 or 10:30 and it stuck.

    I don't usually have time to exercise right after I get home, but that definitely burns off some of the stress hormones too.
    1819 days ago
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