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Sunday, February 02, 2014

I was so ready for January to be over. It was a tough month. Partly because we were low on money and I only get paid once a month. But also for emotional reasons like my late grandfather's birthday.

I was ready for January to be over. But be careful what you wish for. If yesterday is any indication of what February will be like... oh boy.

February won't be much better money-wise.

I made very good choices yesterday on the fitness front though. I caught up with my weekly-calories-burned goal that I was behind on. I got on the stationary bike and went to yoga even though I wanted to just lay down (and the yoga class was great - I am so glad I went). Then I walked 2 miles in the afternoon.

Nutritionally, I made some poor choices. I let a disappointment get to me and I turned to food to get numb. It is what it is and I didn't hate myself for it. But it didn't make my disappointment go away either. I closed the day in range on my calories (just barely) and will put it behind me.

Breathe and be present. Here and now.
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Goal for February? Work the program.
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SUBMOM2 2/3/2014 3:56PM

    Good for you for shaking off a bad day. It doesn't always feel like it at the time, but these are the things that ultimately make us stronger.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 2/3/2014 2:35PM

    Great goal!!! Now work it!!

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2014TODAY 2/3/2014 2:43AM

    Yes, breathe and be here....
Yoga is so helpful for me, too.

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IMREITE 2/3/2014 12:37AM

    January was a cold long, busy work month. i ended it with not being able to stick with my full program, but i did make backup palns and did not make excuses for making no progress.

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DAWNSJOURNEY 2/2/2014 1:05PM

    Breathe and be Present !! AMEN !!

love you girl ... Way to keep moving even when you wanted to lay down.

hugs and sunshine,
Dawn

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FINCHFEEDER80 2/2/2014 12:50PM

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Here's to hoping for a better February! I stress ate on Friday, myself, so I understand. We'll get through it, girly!

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LILMISSRED79 2/2/2014 12:40PM

    I'm sorry that January was a rough month. I hope that the happy memories you have of him were of comfort to you on his birthday.

Good for you for for being kind and gentle with yourself and staying positive.

It sounds silly, but when things are tight financially for me I often try to think of it as being one of those reality shows like Chopped. I have to come up with life masterpieces with limited resources and beat out the competition. When it becomes a creative game-like challenge, it feels less repressive and keeps me from stress-binging.

Big hugs to you my friend! You can do this.

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ADF1981 2/2/2014 12:28PM

    Even though your food choices might not have been perfect, I love that you stayed in your calorie range so it really was still a good day on that end! I know there is no point in saying don't stress, because I tend to be a worrier too. Love just breathe and be present! Sounds like a good thing to remind yourself through this month.

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THINFITFEMINIST 2/2/2014 11:04AM

    GREAT BIG emoticon

I wish that "food" was real food and only real food was available for all to eat.

Yes, part of the problem is our need to drug ourselves hoping to feel better and yes it doesn't work. However, it isn't just that. What we eat is more chemicals for the purpose of making us overeat also. Please remember this fact.

It's very tough to let this addiction go because it is designed so we go back to it. Just like street drugs, caffeine, and cheese.

Be good to yourself. You've overcome much. Life has challenges. This is one we will win. Give it time.

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MATSCHI 2/2/2014 10:38AM

    Great job on your workout! emoticon
I agree with Alida, one day will not determine the rest of the month Stay positive! emoticon

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MILLYDALLY 2/2/2014 10:32AM

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I'm a teacher and don't get paid in January,so I get what you're saying! I like "breathe and be present", I think that will be my month's mantra. Thanks!

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ALIIDA 2/2/2014 10:11AM

    Don't get down on yourself. I bet one day is not going to determine the rest of the month. If you work the program, you'll feel good at the end of February. emoticon emoticon

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