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Up Two Pounds

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Today is my "official" weigh-in, and I am up two pounds. Not much to say about that except I slipped, which I'm attributing 100% to stress. I caught it, but not soon enough.

Overall, I have been doing pretty well, but I still get myself into these little emotional cycles of doom. When I'm stressed and busy, I eat the easiest thing (usually something wheat-y and junky). This leads me to feel like crap, and then I eat for comfort and laziness again. This goes on for a few days until I am obsessively craving healthy food because my body needs it. Except by the time it's over, I'm up two pounds. :/

I know I need to find a better stress-busting mechanism (exercise really helps me here, but I'm still struggling to squeeze it in). And I know I need to continue being prepared and making the best possible choices. It's just so hard sometimes.

I'm a big fan of Chalene Johnson and lately I've been hearing her peppy voice in my head saying "Do More!" This needs to be my motto. Life is busy and is always going to be busy, but I feel better when I've worked hard and accomplished something. When I am tired, I still need to exercise. And when I'd rather watch TV, I better fold the laundry instead. Because I feel better when I do it. I need to do it. I have to avoid the cycle or I'll never succeed.

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent! Physically I feel pretty gross, but mentally I'm starting to come out of my fog. Let's hope I can turn things around, stat. Hope all of you are doing great!
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MAGNOLIA416 5/18/2013 9:05AM

    Take good care!

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RUBECCAL 5/10/2013 8:20AM

    I'm also looking for better ways to manage stress. I haven't been eating as well as I should lately, and I think stress is a major factor there. Good luck getting back to weight loss, and if you find any good stress busters, send them my way.

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    It is definitely hard when you are struggling to wear so many hats at one time. It is not easy - but no matter what - you are here and you are on the right track in your thinking.

Since starting SparkPeople - I really listen to myself more - I always knew what I needed, but didn't really listen. Now - I am more attuned to what is going on. We may fall down - while still here on Spark - but we tend to pick ourselves up much faster than when we do it alone.

Keep up the good work - you are on your way!


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BEANIES_MOM 5/9/2013 10:33AM

    It's hard sometimes when you're tired to have the mental strength to say even though I am tired I AM going to do what I need to. Trust me, I get like that a lot more than I would like to. emoticon

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CC3833 5/9/2013 9:21AM

    Man do I feel the same way you do!!! And you're right even though we may be "too tired" to do ________ (laundry, work out, etc) we would feel better if we did do it. I going to have to remember that!! DO MORE! JUST MOVE! WE can do this!!!

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KABMPH 5/9/2013 9:19AM

    You can do it! I like to try to figure out what tricks work for me so I don't sabotage myself. But I don't know how you mamas make it work. You really are an inspiration! Keep going!! emoticon

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