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5 Good Days...6 lbs Down...Feeling Better


Thursday, May 09, 2013

I've had a good 5 days and 6 lbs have dropped away since seeing the awful 201.6 on the scale on Sunday. Whew! I'm so happy about that!

I feel really relieved. I've been doing a LOT of de-stressing througout each day this week. I can see it's making a real positive difference. I've been getting 6-8 hrs of sleep each night. I've been taking a 20-minute soak in the tub each morning. I've been practicing EFT throughout the day and repeating positive affirmations. I've been listening to music. I've been practicing positive self-talk. I've been eating in range and recording it. I've been taking a mid-day break at lunchtime...getting out of the office. I've been taking it easy in the evenings...watching something good on TV, playing Scrabble, and journaling.

I've been using the private journal on SP to write out all my thoughts and experiences. I've been using the positive affirmations of "No matter that ___________, I completely accept and appreciate myself" throughout the day when faced with a negative experience or thought. It works. It negates the negative and makes it small and not of any consequence concerning my self-worth. That's nice.

My emotions have been staying steady and strong and positive. I've made myself and my feelings and my positive experiences a priority. I know I am "raw" under this scab of healing. So, I am trying really hard to keep that scab in place and allow the healing to take place that is needed. I'm not pushing myself on things right now. I know I need to get solid and get some consistency under my belt...and even then, it can all fall apart in an instant. It doesn't take much to fall back into the overeating trap. So, I'm keeping my guard up. I know I need to get solid, stay solid, and develop some strength again in this new correct eating action before I can be really confident and sure about it. But it is nice to see it happening...and it's a real relief to be in range daily and see the scale responding.

Hope you all are having a good week! TGIF tomorrow! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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SHARON10002 5/10/2013 11:02PM

    emoticon Glad to hear that things are moving in the right direction for you again, Cathy! Obviously what you are doing is working for you, and that's what counts!
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DUXGRL1 5/10/2013 10:37PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! You made a plan and it's paying off!

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LINDA! 5/10/2013 7:20PM

    You are making great choices. emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 5/10/2013 12:00PM

    good news, yay! don't forget it takes time until it becomes a habit emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/10/2013 7:29AM

    How wonderful! Congrats!

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/10/2013 7:27AM

    Well done. One day at a time you got here. One day at a time, we move forward. Good job taking charge and using tools. It takes time, but they *do* work. emoticon and you're worth it.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/10/2013 7:14AM

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ROSEWCI 5/10/2013 6:27AM

    You're a WINNER girl!!! emoticon emoticon

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MIZCATHI 5/10/2013 6:24AM

    Cathy, thank you so much for writing this out. It helps so much to realize I'm not the only person going through this and that a setback is not a failure. It's part of being human. And as a human, my healing is unique and complicated. Hugs, Cat

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KRISZTA11 5/10/2013 4:38AM

    You are doing so great, Cathy!
I loved this post, because it demonstrates that it is possible to change eating habits and attitude attacking the root causes, rather than directly.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/9/2013 11:08PM

    It's great to see you doing so well again, GF. Just take it a day at a time. Sometimes you won't meet all of your goals but you can still do most of them and get back on plan as soon as possible.

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MNTWINSGAL 5/9/2013 10:38PM

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? I'm glad you've found some good coping mechanisms. You are doing great!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/9/2013 9:43PM

    Sounds like you're doing excellent! Keep on keeping on!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/9/2013 9:43PM

    Congrats!!

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