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My Biggest Downfalls

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My hubby works long hours, he's gone for an average of 11 hours on a day when he works, and in that time I do nothing but watch TV, surf the internet and eat. I lost my job in late August so I no longer have that Monday through Friday routine, it helped me control my weight because it kept my mind busy, with my mind idle I get bored and being bored makes me want to eat even when I'm beyond stuffed.

What I need to do be doing is moving - Sweatin' to the Oldies, walking on the treadmill, doing household chores, etc - but instead I stay in my PJs and sit in my chair with everything at my fingertips.

But when he comes home I change, I wash the dishes, I clean the kitchen, I wait on him as far as food and drinks, I turn into a 2010 version of Donna Reed basically. LOL It's a shame that I haven't figured out how to sustain that mobility that he inspires in me.

I'm also very lonely and a little depressed when he isn't home...making me less likely to move and more likely to eat my way through the day. *sigh*

So let's recap: I am -

A Procrastinator
An Emotional Eater
A Bored Eater (Is that an emotion btw?)
Someone who derives intense enjoyment from eating

OK I think I'm done beating myself up for today. LOL
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    I was just having a conversation yesterday at work how I'm good at taking care of others but don't take the time and effort to take care of me. I am trying - need to try - to change that...hope you do too. I'm trying to take time each day to do something for me, whether it is reading, doing 15 minutes of exercise, etc., and hope to increase daily to get the new habits formed. I've tried before, hoping it sticks this time. Good luck!
    3014 days ago
    Good for you for recognizing your downfalls. Now you need to make a list of what you are going to do to avoid them.

    Maybe you need to schedule in a walk outside everyday? Maybe it's that you will step ups during one half hour show everyday (you don't need fancy equipment, just something to step onto that is stable).

    Everyone has days where they need to beat up on themselves, but don't make it a habit! Time to post all the wonderful things that make you who you are!!
    3014 days ago
    Okay, that is that, but you are also a good wife, very insightful about yourself and you have a sense of humor. I want tomorrow's blog (yes there will be one, mom says so!) to focus on what is wonderful about you. I know there is a lot and you need to know that too!
    3014 days ago
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