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This has been...challenging

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

My "off" mood i think is finally easing up. Yesterday was by far the worst, most of if self-inflicted. My bf promised we'd spend the day together Monday. Well his sister called so when I got out of the shower I was informed that she needed a ride home from school and he had to go get her. (this is the third time in less than 2 months she's called last minute needing him to drive the 45 minutes back to his house to help her out) I understand complications and family obligations and that plans changed, but this doesn't mean that I wasn't disappointed. so I really struggled Monday. I ate some of my lingering Easter candy, and I had made a carrot cake earlier in the week (at least I'd hid some flaxseed in there) and I ate more than I should have. The day before I'd gone a little over in calories although not too bad. I went out to dinner and it was planned and I ate pretty well with only minor indulgence, but then Monday I really screwed up cause I was having a little pity party. This morning I woke up and saw it was raining again and then I had all these internet issues, so once again I'm hitting the candy while i'm on the phone with comcast. I decided I need to get out of the house, so I run to do a few errands to try and alter my mood. I come home eat some healthy leftovers and more candy. Then I finally log onto spark people and log every little chocolate egg and see the problem. I have gotten in my own way. I let disappointment be my guide versus solid judgement. I made bad choices, but I didn't let it ruin my day. I grabbed my water bottle determined to get that water in today. I looked at the calories I had left and figured out what to make for dinner (toast, eggs, and fruit) I figured out a healthy evening snack (skim milk and almonds) and I'm going to end my day within my calorie range and only a little over on Carbs. Tonight's plan is to do some meal planning so tomorrow I'm a little more focused. Darn emotional eating won a little battle, but this war is mine and I will win it!

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SHELLYBABE2 5/8/2013 11:50AM

    Glad you are coming through the other side emoticon you can only go from strength to strength now!!

I'm such an emotional eater too & even though I've not done half as good as you this time, pulling back and seeing the whole pic & getting back on with your journey, I have had a bit of an epiphany moment & just knowing that I need to start working on coping with my feelings instead of trying to eat them has kind of got my head back on the right way a little lol. The comment below by Tinksmom1 is spot on & I only wish I'd seen the comment earlier, could have saved me a few calories and the extra time it took me to come to the same conclusion lol.

Take good care of yourself & I'm still cheering you on your way so you keep going cos you really are doing marvellous!! Even looking for the positives in your blips is great - laughed at your flaxseed comment lol - something I need to do more of, finding the positives in things, my head gets into such bad habits!!

Anyway, great blog, look forward to your next one & keep that PMA alive and kicking, it's really making Spark work for you now!!


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TINKSMOM1 5/8/2013 10:01AM

    Its always good when you can look back, find your mistakes and learn from them...I think that is so important! Sounds like you have found the right attitude though! I am an emotional eater too, and I really struggle with that....I have found my mantra to be I cant eat my____________(insert emotion). I try to grab water, or find something (Anything!) to do that does not involve me being near the kitchen! I do get some chores done that way! Keep up the good job, it is a journey and we all make mistakes along the way! You can do it though! emoticon

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JUST_JESSIKAH 5/8/2013 9:44AM

    Way to turn it around! It's hard sometimes to stay out of the mentality of "well I already ruined the day so..." but you did it! If you keep this attitude up you will be back to yourself in no time.

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*RENEAT* 5/7/2013 6:57PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track!! Keep trying!

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