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!