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Friday, April 19, 2013

I knew it felt like a long time since I've been here! The week has been busy, and I've only done so-so. Unfortunately I am off track with my May 10th goal; for the first two weeks I was on target, but I am hovering around 134-136 lbs with no sign of it budging (and no real expectations for it to do so as I have binged a few times).

Anyway, I'm here since Thursday is my meeting with my advisor and so I feel a bit more relaxed after that.

I made my emergency list of skills so I thought I'd share it. It's roughly in order of what I think I've found works best for me. It changes depending on the severity of how I'm feeling.

1. journal or diary card: describe situation, focus on positive, identify and counter distorted thoughts
2. reach out to support: visit SparkPeople, call/text a friend
3. look at motivation: visit SparkPeople, look at motivational quotes
4. remember long term goals, consider pros/cons
5. go outside or otherwise change environment
6. deep breathing, mindfulness, meditation
7. remember how it feels afterwards (immediately, and the days after)
8. grooming: brush teeth, lotion, clip nails
9. work on CBT thought record
10. sketch or color
11. phsyical activity: go to yoga, walk, punch a pillow
12. take care of chores, mechanical tasks
13. low-demand leisure distractions for x minutes: internet browsing, watch one episode of a tv show
14. listen to motivating music
15. spend time with a pet
16. take meds if appropriate
17. hide in bed and refuse to leave

I actually came here because I started to overeat and was having an urge to continue it... I gave in a lot to those feelings the past week because they were a bit more overwhelming, but the least I can do is try to fight them when I can, and at the moment I know I can fight this.

Staying Positive.

+ I went into work today...yes, the Fridays that I have avoided for so long. I limited myself to 2 bagels and I was ok with that! I also got free fruit because I moved to a new building and this place gets fruit as well as bagels on Friday. :)

+ Even though I ended up overeating in the end, I am proud of myself for checking in with my hunger prior to having lunch.

+ I skipped some morning activities this past week, but it was for the purpose of trying to make sure that I got enough sleep, as I've been putting in later hours trying really hard to work on school stuff.
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STEVEN2GO2 4/21/2013 2:44AM

    emoticon You are getting your stress under control! Awesome! You know what stresses you and you are dealing pretty well with those too. Just have to get some of the eating back undercontrol but mostly great job! congrats!

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SUNNYRUTH 4/20/2013 8:07PM

    Good list, keep up the good work. Keep on keeping on!

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NANCYPAT1 4/19/2013 6:25PM

    You sure made a pretty great list. I may copy it or see if I can come up with one that works for me.

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CODEMAULER 4/19/2013 6:24PM

    That looks like a very useful list. Make sure that you can access it remotely (via smartphone or print out and keep in your wallet) so you are always armed to fight those feelings!!

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