Today I was maybe a 7 -- but home and near all the unhealthy temptations -- and it was hard to keep the fingers off -- but I have yogurt in the fridge, a salad already made up -- so I had something healthy to grab first!
I want to be the kind of woman that when my feet hits the floor each morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's up!"
Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past...stop planning the future...stop trying to figure out precisely how we feel...stop deciding with our mind what we want our heart to feel..sometimes we just have to go with..."Whatever happens, happens"
Fitness Minutes: (355) Posts: 3,902 11/14/09 8:24 P
Stress was about a 5, I miss-ate breakfast at lunch time, and over indulged with chicken franchaise. And penne pasta..and a coke..only half of it though. Then a coffee..latte peppermine mocha...(sugar) too much there..then went out to dinner. I will walk for 2 hours tonight and meditate and reflect how this "over eating" helped me mentally or emotionally...maybe only for a few moments, but not in the long run. But I will not be "down" about this moment...I will do better for the rest of the weekend..and next week.
Fitness Minutes: (355) Posts: 3,902 11/10/09 9:56 P
I thought there was 3 days with DH, on a trip. The trip is cancelled, as with my planned days off. Stress is an 8. I had 3 small candy bars with watching t.v. movie "UP"...funny and stressful animated movie...
current weight: 155.0
Posts: 453,316 11/10/09 9:38 P
My stress was at a 10 for most of the day! And, I did feel more like wanting to crunch something -- but I held off and drank water -- would have rather crunched -- but it wouldn't have solved anything for me.
Fitness Minutes: (355) Posts: 3,902 11/8/09 11:49 P
Today I woke up at a hotel, did not have to be at work until 3 p.m. Stress level of 3 I think. I had 2 cups of coffee, I was tired. You can usually tell my stress level by cups of coffee and donuts in my tummy. I know both of those makes the stress worse, but when I am reaching for them, I think I am "rewarding" myself, for not yelling or throwing something at work, while stressed...so I eat instead that is my reward, I should just walk and walk outside to "cool off"..
current weight: 155.0
Posts: 453,316 11/8/09 7:56 P
This evening I feel like I'm at about a 7. Monday and back to the office -- so the stress level always starts already on Sunday evening for me.
So many times stress and emotional ups and downs lead us to want to snack or binge! Let's track our emotions or levels of stress and see how they relate to one another -- the eating and the stress level. You can learn some interesting things about yourself just by posting that number and seeing on which days you did well and others maybe not and, possibly, why. What else played a part in the reaching for the snacks or binging?
With 1 being less stressed and 10 being highly-stressed, where do you feel you would rate yourself today?
And, once you have tracked that stress level for awhile, you may find that if you can somehow lessen that stress, you can lower that urge to snack or binge too.
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