Monday, April 01, 2013
Last week was the first emotional trial I've had this year and it was a big one. Having someone you love and think so much of to pass away isn't easy. And for us that go to food for comfort and to soothe those raw emotions, it's what we want to do the most. Eat until we can't feel those feelings anymore. So every time I wanted to reach for something I knew I shouldn't have, I'd think about how hard I've worked to lose the weight I have. I'd tell myself "I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me". So when we went out to eat, I'd order healthy choices...when around all that food that was brought in after the funeral, I controlled the urge to eat foods that were unhealthy...you know the ones, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cake, pie, etc.
The love and encouragement I received from my Spark Friends was incredible! I can't tell you how much it meant to me to receive Spark Goodies and messages of encouragement. I live alone so when I'd come home to that empty house and felt I needed something...I'd go to Spark people and got what I needed, instead of going to food. Thank you for being there for me during this time and I hope I can be there for you as well when you need encouragement.
And the bottom line...I got on the scales this morning and I'm down almost a pound from last Monday. So glad I stuck to my program and didn't cave in~
Thanks again guys for the love and support you sent me~