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Preparing for the storm

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Within the last two weeks I have lost 14.8 pounds and am thrilled! I have a lot of weight to lose. But I'm here to do the work . And when you do the work it pays off in the end. My goal this next week is to keep going and do what I can. Ideally I would like to lose enough weight that I'm out of the 390's and into the 80's.

This coming week will be one that I'm dreading. Its not with my normal schedule. Work picks up again, I have court this week on Thursday and Mother's day celebrations on Saturday and Sunday. I've got to find time to still get in all my workouts and work as well as deal with this week's stresses.

This will be my first real week of trying to deal with my emotional eating and making sure that doesn't take over due to stress. I know that when I'm very stressed I tend to eat more and lean on food as a comfort. However, even though this is something that I'm completely aware of, it doesn't mean I stop it.

This week I've decided that I'm going to make it a point to find other outlets besides eating to deal with stress. I know personally that reading and working out are not for me. If I'm overly stress I cry and break down. I've done that before at the gym and its embarrassing. So to prepare myself I've decided to blog during the stressful moments if I can. This will allow me an outlet and release for the stress. I also decided that I will try to take walks outside if it becomes stressful at home while working. These are both healthy and not damaging to the progress I have already made.

I've also decided that I want to start meditating or taking quiet time. Yoga might be an option, I haven't decided. I do know that just some quiet time to reflect on what's going on may help dealing with my stress. I have never handled stress well but feel if I'm going to be making all of these changes I will need to learn. So this will be a week of ups and downs and preparing for the storm because if its not this week it will be some other. And I just want to be ready!

Here is to a busy upcoming week full of potential!

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