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Journal during the night

Friday, February 01, 2013

So this is between me and you guys.

I slipped up the past few days always putting working out off for days. Why? My family doesn't know. To top it off, I've had really bad, excessive food for no good reason and feel myself overeating for no reason. My layoff is hitting me hard and I am in the danger zone. Each day, I wake up, have awesome intentions, but one slip up leads to another and before you know it, it's THursday and I'm 3 days no exercise and horrible eating. WTF is all I have to say. Thanks for listening friends. Looking through articles now and trying to get my ass in gear once again. Not sure what snapped.

Thanks for listening. Done whining.
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CLPURNELL 2/1/2013 8:19PM

    Best way to break out of the funk is to do something!!! Just try doing any activity and it will help!!

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BACKYARDER1 2/1/2013 8:58AM

    emoticon I now personally the depression that can come with a lay off .I get myself so tied in a knot over bills that need to be paid and trying to rob Peter to pay Paul that I eat and eat and eat. Then I get mad and tell myself tha t I'm not going to ruin my health too! I have been a seasonal laborer for years and get laid off every year just before Christmas and there is never enough money to plan far ahead. I'm not sure I have a job next spring . Right now my husband and I are both laid off. We are both on the job search. All I can say is keep yourself healthy so that you'll be ready for that new job when it comes, maybe feeling better will make you more confident and impressive at job interviews. I keep telling myself that I have to stay fit because the next job I have may be more physically demanding, I'll take anything at this point.
Anyway, enough about me...you can do this. Make weigh in day a day to look forward to and celebrate. Get rid of as much unhealthy food as you can..I know being laid off is a time that you can't waste things but if there is a food bank that will take some of it , donate what you can. Instead of eating the food , kill it..I smashed an entire cake on time..it freed me from the hold it had on me! Surround yourself by real foods..fruits of various types,yogurt,vegetables. ...not something someone has invented and stuffed in a package! When you need a snack cut a pear or apple in half and smear it with peanut butter. Let there be joy in healthy choices...invent new foods to love! Roast a chicken, steam some fish...be adventurous..you can embrace eating and do it in a healthy way...scrap the pizza and prepacked and fast food treats..you'll learn that other things taste just as good when You figure out how to prepare them. Your family needs a healthy you!

OK...I apologize for the spiel...I am certainly no authority...just trying to give you hope, ideas and to tell you that YOU are Worth it!!! Go Dave!! Don't look back , look forward and remember ...over eating can't fix unemployment and it only adds to your frustration! Good luck , we're here for you... emoticon


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KING_SLAYER 2/1/2013 3:06AM

    Don't sweat it, we have all gone through the same thing. When you make big changes to your life you are taken out of your comfort zone and that causes pain, some physical, mostly mental. It's human nature to want that pain to stop so we revert back to old, comfortable habits, no matter how bad they are. Beating yourself up over these slip ups only serves to make you feel weak and ashamed. Feeling like that will never get you to where want to be.

So dust yourself off and get back on the wagon and back to making good decisions. Cut yourself some slack, you're not perfect so don't expect yourself to be. Indulge in a tasty treat every once in a while, it really won't hurt you and may just keep you sane! If you just don't want to work out and can't force yourself to do it for a few minutes, grab your wife and go for a walk, she'd probably like that.

Remember, consistency and persistence over perfection; don't try to be perfect, try to be good everyday.

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_BABE_ 2/1/2013 1:08AM

    I have rationalized my way out of not going to the gym too...but I feel more guilty than I ever used to ... so I think that is progress. As for the excessive eating...there is nothing in my house that I want to go overboard on....and that's the way it has to be for me....CLEAN ENVIRONMENT. Alcoholics don't have vodka..right? Above all don't feel bad....you will feel inspired again...and you will fall off the wagon again.

My hope for my journey is to get into a real rhythm of what I want my life to be...eating good nutritious food and feeling the benefits of exerting my body most of the time 80/20 rule.....being good 80% of the time and working on improvement. emoticon

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PINKEUROGIRL 2/1/2013 1:03AM

    You can do this. All about changing your mind set and habits.Good luck!

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