Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I had a pretty good week: I did my workouts, I ate well. Maybe that is because I was able to be selfish for half the week with my husband traveling. Maybe the books on emotions helped too.
I did find myself reaching for anything to stuff in my mouth when things got a little difficult . I was able to ‘see’ that I wasn’t hungry. The ‘speed bump’ helped slow me down and I’m sure I did better than I would have in the past. I’m not over emotional eating yet, but it feels like progress.
Progress on emotional issues is hard to measure and I love to measure, so that is one more reason this is difficult. They say you learn most when you are uncomfortable and boy am I uncomfortable with this whole emotion talk….I’ll continue reading those emotion books and doing the exercises because I have always been resistant to this kind of ‘navel-gazing’ (yes, that is a judgment) and I’m still unsure about it, but I’m willing to give it a go.
However, there are things in one of the books that are causing me to consider chucking the book, or at least returning it to the library. One of the books talks about energy points and describes tapping certain spots to get the energy in the right place. Yeah, I did one of the exercises in that section. Then I skimmed the rest the rest of that chapter. I learned that part of the book is not for me.
Now back to more measurable stuff.
These are my goals for week 36 of 2013:
1) Log food (required) with emotions and satiety and events identified (optional) daily
2) Move for 60 minutes or more at 3x week (MWF)
3) Read 20+ minutes daily
4) Sleep 8 hours daily
5) Strength training 2x week (TuF)
6) Fix county recordings of old residence.
7) Cook for the week.
8) Pack tomorrow’s clothes/food (M-Th)
9) Journal/meditate 5-10 minutes daily
I need to find time to swim at least once a week, but I’m seeing that more as a treat than a goal because it is difficult to schedule the swims as I am still not settled at my new address. At least there is plenty to do around the house, so no time for idle hands that shovel snack food down my throat.