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Day 17 is here already!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wow! Where did the time go?
Day 17 already!

Today has been hectic, and I am still running, well not literally, it is too hot for that!

But kids have their annual physicals this afternoon and I tried to get some errands done this morning!

Had a nice chat with DH over my early birthday celebration breakfast, we ordered off the children's menu! LOL and I only ate half of it!

Nelson Madela and I share a birth DATE, we are both born July 18th.

How is your challenge going, mine is a struggle I have to say, but it is mostly a mental struggle! I am working on changing behaviors!

I get emotional around my birthday and it did not help that I was PMS-sing too! I have no family here, so I miss them terribly!

DH and I talked about some of the behavior issues and it helped. I explained to him that even though I don't turn to food for comfort as much as I did in the past, the urge is still there and it will probably never go away.

I think the trick is to REPLACE the behavior with another coping skill...so THAT is my focus right now!

Tomorrow is my birthday so get out JAIL card will be in use!


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K-GETTING-FIT 7/18/2013 7:46AM

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How wonderful that you and your love had that time together. Thank you for sharing. It spoke to me as I have been feeling similarly and need to have the talk with my boyfriend. This journey is tough. Like you, I feel like some of the struggles may just always be there and am working on finding ways to work through them when they arise. We can do this babe. We ARE doing this:)
(((hugs))) and wishing you a fabulous birthday!

No sugar yesterday BUT I also didn't workout. The heat took its toll on me. Felt out of sorts all day. It is supposed to be a hot one again today, but I AM going for a hike after work with friends. Have to since I committed myself to it:) Bringing lots of water, bug spray and making sure I eat something extra before (NOT sugar).

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LALMEIDA 7/17/2013 11:13PM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/17/2013 9:00PM

    Happy birthday, Mel! emoticon

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DRS510 7/17/2013 7:28PM

    Happy Birthday Mel! Life is a journey of ups and downs (esp. with weight)! My focus has been not to eat unless I am hungry - and that is so anti-social. You really have to focus on things other than food and that is not easy. The important thing is to never give up, keep trying and make it your life. Enjoy your day!


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ARRREAGLES 7/17/2013 2:45PM

    First. Happy Birthday.
Second. Finding something to replace the food cravings is a wonderfully enjoyable adventure. I say do it-- enjoy it, and change thoughts and ideas often.
Finally, I get that times and life can creep up -- don't be too hard on yourself. You'll find a wonderfully satisfying success over time, and then these weeks, those days are but blips on a radar. In time, you'll smile when you look back at blogs like this and be completely happy that you moved from here.

Oh. and if you didn't read it at first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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BAKER1009 7/17/2013 1:46PM

    Aw, how sweet that you and your hubby shared this moment together, and that you can talk to him about all of this. You are lucky in that aspect!
Great picture, you're a beautiful person, inside & out, Mel.

I was having struggles, but I feel more motivated than ever the last 2 days (wish I could say the same regarding my school work!). The better I eat, the better I feel! Imagine that!

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LIS193 7/17/2013 12:55PM

    Great picture of the 2 of you!
Sorry you are struggling - does having the kids home make it harder?
I reacted to something yesterday - bloating, leg and foot cramps after lunch. i think it was the canned pickled beets DH likes so much ~ I had a few on my salad, made it nice and colorful but not a good idea.. Up nearly a pound this morning :((
My legs still feel "tight" and I had a lovely slow start but will walk to the post office later on.

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HAPPYNOW26 7/17/2013 12:53PM

    Dealing with old behaviors too. Easy to fall back on eating emotions/stress but I'm fighting it . Have had some setbacks this challenge. But just participating in the challenge kept me from going over board or giving up.
Wishing you the most wonderful Birthday tomorrow!!!!
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