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Roller coaster....

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Roller coaster on the scale and roller coaster emotions.

Scale is up 3 pounds, but let's review last week: Chinese food for lunch put me wayyyyy over limit, ate at McDonald's for breakfast 2 x over the weekend before I looked it up....Ahem. Yes, That would be why the scale is up 3 pounds I'm pretty sure. A week of being either even with my calorie burn or above it. On that Chinese food day? WAY above what I burned.

So, I'm just figuring it was a week of lessons on calories and tracking and I know it will come back off with a little more work and attention.

The emotional rollercoaster would be dealing with my feelings on my daughter's alcoholism, the fact her father is blessing us all with his presence at her wedding in September and how that is making another daughter flip out and my son flip out because they refuse to have anything to do with him because of his abuse/alcoholism in their childhood, and worrying about the last child who keeps telling everyone "it will be okay! we'll all be fine!!" in classic fix-it mode.

So much stress over alcoholics and family issues, I took myself to an Al-Anon meeting last night. I'm glad I went.

I still seem to be on the emotional rollercoaster, but ...I have things to think about now besides that lovely cycle of "what if what if what if?????"

20 min of Zumba for Wii this morning = 2500 steps. My walking in the morning has been a little lazy and I told myself yesterday, Look - either you walk or you zumba. I get more bang for my buck step-wise with zumba, so today, zumba it was. I can tell, however, that I need to get outside - I need that.

That's it. Happy Tuesday Folks!
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    YAY you for the self-care. I always find Al-anon meetings super helpful. Keep taking small steps to take care of yourself. You deserve it!

    Oh yeah, and I have been fantasizing about this little gadget instead of fast food breakfast:
    1634 days ago
    I love Chinese food but I've learned to limit that indulgence. When I do chose to have it, I know & accept that I will show a TEMPORARY weight gain as long as I stick to tracking & exercise. We know we can enjoy the things we love occasionally to keep us happy on our journey to healthier habits, right?

    As for the stress, good for you going to Al-Anon AND exercising. Feel good about doing what's good for you - you're worth it!

    Onward! emoticon
    1635 days ago
    You have got a lot of stress going on in your life---glad you went to Al-Anon to try to take care of yourself emotionally. You probably already know this, but regular exercise will help your mental health, too.

    I'm rooting for you!

    1635 days ago
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