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Whining

Friday, October 04, 2013

I'm going to whine now. Feel free to ignore me. emoticon

I have been working really hard on finding alternatives to emotional eating.

But there's a point. I have had a spectacularly crumby week.

Monday, had my blood drawn for routine tests (regular check up stuff)
Tuesday, dropped $111.00 on a cat with a UTI infection.
Thursday, showed up at 7am for my follow up appointment only to learn they'd rescheduled without my knowledge.
Friday, started a pap exam and had to stop and reschedule for next week. (only thing worse then a girly exam, getting to do it twice!)

So I'm thinking tonight feels like a good night for cheesecake and booze.

So I'm going to whine, and I'm going to go home and curl up around some comfort food. They call it comfort food for a reason, after all.

And then on Saturday morning, I'm going to get up, go to the gym, take a hike if I feel like it, and get back to my proper meals again. And I'll consider not whining, or at least not whining as much.
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BLUSHIOUS 10/4/2013 9:59PM

    I'm not judging you, because I'm in no position to judge. I am recommending, though, that you find other ways to deal with your stresses. Now, we're all different, but stuff like you mentioned used to push me over the EDGE. Now, I don't freak anymore. I just kinda accept it and go with the flow. The woman next to me FREAKS. Someone called for a phone number the other day, didn't have a pen when she was ready to give them the number, and I listened to her complain about it for 10 MINUTES! In the grand scheme of life, was it really a big deal that they weren't prepared?

Ask yourself the same question about the above issues you had. I'll use the cat as an example. I don't have pets, as much as I LOVE them, ESPECIALLY GSDs...and money is the reason why. It's because I can't afford to drop $111 in emergency situations. I'm a single woman on a budget. Now, am I telling you to get rid of your cat? Of course not. What I am going to say is this -- you made that choice, and dropping that money in an emergency situation was part of it. Was it worth it to help your cat? Of course. But...where does "whining" or "stressing" about it get you? That's kind of a done deal...the money's gone. Maybe...just try to accept that it can't be changed and move on. Easier said than done, I know.

Two things that have helped me: The Serenity Prayer and "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..." which you can find a free online version of.

I suspect a lot of people believe that avoiding emotional eating is changing the way you eat, or changing from eating to doing something else...like walking. However, for me, the best way to avoid emotional eating is to find healthier ways to deal with the emotions that put you there in the first place.

My $.02.

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