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The sun is shining on me!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

This month, this year has been topsy-turvy, what with my slipping and sliding around Maintenance. My knee injury, not exercising as much, my family drama, my work drama - all of this just kept heaping onto my back until I felt like I would collapse.

But this week has been a nice change of pace, particularly yesterday. Every day this week, I've exercised - running on Monday, spin on Tuesday, and then cycling/running on Wednesday. Yesterday, I was proud of my food choices; I really REALLY worked on asking myself, "Are you hungry, or are you bored?" Oh, and drinking water :)

Looking at things now with a clearer head, I can see one HUGE factor I need to start addressing: Not freaking out. Not obsessing over every little thing. To try to find my peaceful core, to slip away from the stress around me. And if I can't, maybe I need to find a way to reduce that stress.

Not only am I a food addict, I'm also an emotional eater. So that means, stressed out? Cookies. Bored? Crackers. Sad? Cake. Lonely? Whatever I can get my hands on.

It's OK to be stressed out and lonely, but not to eat those feelings away. Because nothing I put into my mouth is gonna change my mental state. I, once again, need to work on accepting my emotional state and changing that withOUT food.

But small steps. Today, I am going to bask in the beauty that was yesterday's healthiness, and repeat that for today.

I'm not perfect, but I am healthy :)
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MIRMIUM 3/28/2014 11:05AM

    The sad thing about emotional eating is that when we comfort ourselves with food, we actually do impact our emotional state in a negative way! When it happens to me, I always feel bad about it afterwards which of course just emphasizes the bad feelings and leaves me in need of more comfort. It's too bad that food is such a comforting thing. I don't usually use it that way anymore but I did have some slip ups yesterday when I had a particularly bad day. Today, I feel badly about the food choices that I made and that bad feeling makes the food choices so not worth it. Well that's my two cents!

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LYNMEINDERS 3/28/2014 5:43AM

    Woohoo...go you...you can SOOOO do this

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MAY_MAY007 3/27/2014 4:25PM

    Kudos to you! I am feeling some of the same ways these days & I have become very discouraged during this proccess. Your page has been very motivational as I try to become more encouraged and engaged in my proccess. Your Courage is awesome! Keep on pushing! emoticon

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LAILATN 3/27/2014 1:21PM

    YES! What we search for is never in that pantry or that bag or box or freezer. Kudos to you for digging deep and trying to figure stuff out and deal with it in a healthy way.

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JUSGETTENBY42 3/27/2014 1:05PM

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ANAMORPHOSIS 3/27/2014 12:54PM

    Cheers to you! You have wonderful insight. Kudos for making good choices.
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