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Friday, September 20, 2013

First of all my in-laws are coming into town tonight.... so I have been stressed out about that. I cleaned the house on my lunch break today and of course I still don't think it is good enough....
Also... my sister is having some trouble with her husband (and she isn't doing anything about it) and that is upsetting me.
I have had about four days this week where I ate too much (two birthday parties last weekend! Cake, my biggest downfall emoticon ) and I have been having those stupid "why bother trying?" sort of thoughts.

So, I guess I have reasons to be stressed out and wanting to turn to food. I just need to do my best this weekend while entertaining the in-laws and get back on the program. So easy to say....


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FORESTPAL 9/22/2013 3:27PM

    "You did not come this far to walk away without the victory"

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    I use to stress about my in-laws until I realized that all they needed was to spend quality time with us. A perfect house is nice but spending quality time with family trumps that.

We have cake here too. Yikes!!

I hope things work out okay for your sister.

No giving up!! You are in for the long haul.

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KNYAGENYA 9/21/2013 8:28AM

    When family is involved there is always stress. My parents are coming in today as well. I spent the better part of the week stressing out about it and the stress eating followed. Do something that you find relaxing and hopefully that helps. (Maybe paint a rock family?)You can make it through this.

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DISCOVERLLH 9/21/2013 6:44AM

    It sounds like you are so stressed! I can totally relate. Don't expect yourself to be perfect this weekend...just do the best you can. I would suggest making sure you take some time for yourself, even with all the busy-ness of the in-laws and weekend. Maybe take a walk to calm your thoughts and relax. We are here for you! emoticon

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MICKEYH 9/20/2013 8:07PM

    Wha~oh. Sorry to hear you are going thru stressed time this week. I wish I can cheer you up like other here on the comments below. But I actually also going thru bit of stress situation myself and didn't do very well this week. Hopefully I can pick myself up ASAP and definitely going to do better next week.
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REFFIE1 9/20/2013 6:43PM

So you had some cake. I hope it was good and that you let yourself enjoy it. Now, that's done and back to healthy eating you go! It isn't the falling down that counts. It is the picking yourself up that counts. Don't wait for tomorrow start fresh right now. Don't let anyone, in-laws included try to stop you from being the best you that you can be. emoticon

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    Re-framing for you: I ** will ** do my best this weekend while entertaining the in-laws and get back on the program.

It's comforting to fall back on old habits and behaviors because they are familiar. At the same time, you have been showing yourself that your hard work and dedication ** does ** pay off and at the same time you are learning new coping skills and mechanisms which will eventually replace what you had before.

Cake will not solve your anxiety or stress.

You are 100% allowed to have your feelings and express them because you are growing and changing with each new day.

You got this. You know what to do. And if you find that you've gotten in your own way, simply step aside and continue with your journey!

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GWTRIKER 9/20/2013 5:53PM

    I agree--take care of you and the rest will follow. Other people are going to think what they want to and you have no control. The best person you should try to please is yourself.

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FELINEBETTER 9/20/2013 5:22PM

    Hey Girl! Try not to stress so much over this. This too shall pass. And do you really want to give the power of your weight loss/gain to your in-laws?

Nope nope nope! You've done so well up to now -- Don't let anyone else interrupt your success! You are so worth the effort, Girl!!!! emoticon I am right here beside while you do --- emoticon emoticon

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KACAR51 9/20/2013 4:35PM

    You can do this! You have everryone here at SP to help! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JCHIP65 9/20/2013 4:19PM

    Regardless of what you think you have to do to please someone else or take care of someone else's problems, the REAL priority is still YOU so take care of YOU!
Let go of the things that you really can't control... ie pleasing others but not yourself or stressing about some one else's issues.

I know from experience how crucial it is to make yourself the priority or the healthy lifestyle habits can fall into the background.. Stay focused on your goals!

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WILDKAT781 9/20/2013 3:57PM


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    It's much harder to think about getting back on track than it is to actually do, I find. Thinking about what you're not doing is very draining! Try keeping some part of your program on your daily "to-do" list, even if it's a small thing like drinking your water. Doing something is better than doing nothing, pretty much every time! You'll get back in the swing of things, in the meantime think about what you can do besides eat to deal with stress.

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