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Such a bad, sad week but no ice cream for me

Friday, April 19, 2013

This has certainly been a trying week for everyone hasn't it? And it's not over yet. They are still on the hunt for the second bomber in Boston and the city is on lockdown. I can't even imagine.
Plus, what happened it West, Texas. I live in Texas but I am five hours away from West. But still us Texans stick together. How awful for those poor folks. My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected.
Things are not going smoothly at home either. My daughter, her husband, her two year old and now a two month old baby have been living with us for seven months. Things get tense and my home is not peaceful. They had to move in with us because he was unemployed for so long.
Last night after dinner I just told myself I wanted to sit down and eat a huge bowl of ice cream. But I caught myself and thought it over. I knew if I resisted I would be glad the next morning, and I was.
I know I am a stress eater. I have been listening to a great audio book called "Made to Crave" by Lysa TerKeurst. She is a Christian writer who talks about her struggles to lose weight and a decision to eat healthy and what she learned along the way. Excellent book.
These good words by Lysa have been getting into my brain as I listen and I am taking notes! Losing weight should also be a spiritual journey and she talks about that. She is funny and smart. You should check it out.
Meanwhile, the Blue Bell homemade vanilla is still in the freezer, and I stuck to my healthy eating plan and calorie range.
Now I headed to the gym! emoticon
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  • 1EMMA2011
    Praying for you and great job on resisting temptation! By taking care of yourself, you will be demonstrating strong behaviors for your family members!

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    1612 days ago
    Ice cream in the freezer? You live where? LOL Great decisions...Only you can prevent the wrong kinds of forest fires...but the right kind? SPARK ON!
    1613 days ago
    Stress is external so we need to do what you are doing and that is be mindful of what we do to make it become internal. Just be glad you are strong!! Hope you can be tough and stick with your long range plans! emoticon
    1614 days ago
    I agree wholeheartedly...and IT IS GOOD you identify it and call it for WHAT IT IS.
    We don't always connect with even THE NEWS and horrible events can affect our mood/thoughts and as a result our healthy lifestyle.
    I wanted fried chicken SOMETHING AWFUL.
    I compromised and had chicken breast tenders...ONLY 3. Man! Were they INCREDIBLE. lol

    On top of the Boston bombing.
    My Mom underwent surgery this week and I was WAY OUT of my normal routine...smh
    I hung in there and came home from the hospital .06 ounces LESS than when I went with her. I am happy for THAT. In the past I would have easily put on +7 or more lbs. in 3 days.

    1614 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2013 3:01:00 PM
    I've absolutely been experiencing stress due to all the events this week and have also had to back away from emotional eating. Good job passing up the ice cream!
    1614 days ago
  • LINDA!
    You should be very proud of yourself for skipping the ice cream and also going to the gym.
    1614 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/19/2013 2:48:44 PM
    Way to go!! You stayed strong! I have heard of that book as well, but never thought to "read' it as an audio book. I'm wondering if I would internalize it better if I did. I like to listen to audio books while I walk. Keep going! I hope you have a delightful weekend!
    1614 days ago
    Good for you for sticking with healthy eating. Ice cream is also my go to for comfort eating. Now, you are sitting pretty. You would have eaten the ice cream maybe gained weight and nothing would be resolved. Sometimes it is just good to forget it all and get a good night's rest. Congratulations on exercising that kind of self-control. It is hard I know from personal experience. emoticon emoticon
    1614 days ago
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