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Monday, February 18, 2013

Let's just say that Saturday was Stress-Eating day.I honestly have no idea how I shoved so much food in my mouth in a short 24 hours! From TWO tuna fish sandwiches, TWO snack size bags of chips, half a bag of popcorn, 4 waffles, 4 cups of fruit...holey moley.

The stem of all of this? Stress and boredeom. Let's face it. Last week was a horrible week for me. It marked the 6 month mark of my mom's passing, my Uncle was diagnosed with brain cancer and my Gramma has a tumor on her kidneys and needs her gall bladder removed. It was a lot. And food was comforting.

So, I gave myself the day. I sat and watched an entire season of True Blood. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I let gluttony and sloth take me over.

And what do I have to show for it? Potentially a couple extra pounds back up on the scale. Another couple of weeks before I reach my goals.

But I'm not kicking myself over it. I don't really buy into the "everyone needs a cheat day" mantality. But I also don't think that kicking yourself for having an off day is going to make things any better. It's just going to make you feel worse about yourself and/or your situation.

So, Sunday what did I do? Spent an hour at the gym. Treated myself to a manicure and some meditation in the sauna. Went grocery shopping for some HEALTHY food choices. Watched a couple episodes of Downton Abbey. Went to bed, cuddled up and read a book.

The verdict? I will take a thousand Sundays over that Saturday any day. I feel better when I eat better. The stress is more easily handled after a trip to the gym. It took my All You Can Eat Saturday to remind me how much happier I am when I am being healthy. That was an extra 1500 calories well worth it :o)
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  • SUNRISE141
    I keep a drink with lots of ice in my hand when i am stressed most of the time but i have got off track and done what you done. You had every right to enjoy 1 day the way you wanted .
    1441 days ago
    emoticon emoticon great attitude! Sometimes it takes your worst day, to make you realize what you really want.
    1853 days ago
    Great attitude
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    When you think you can handle learning something new, come visit my team Eat to Defeat Fat Cells, Cancer Cells and More. I'd like you to watch to video by Dr. William Li. You can use one of the links in our resources to watch it without actually joining. With your family's history of cancer, it might be a good thing to be aware of food choices you can make to help prevent cancer in the future.

    Good luck. I hope this week brings blessings and happiness.
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