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Staying the Course

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today is a busy day for me -- I have a lot to catch up on at work.

However, my meals are planned and I'll exercise before I go in.

Today I'll continue to work on leaving food on my plate and eating slowly and mindfully. I'll set the timer at dinner and NOT leave the table before 20 minutes is up. I'll work my WARRVESTS strategy.

Late last night we got a call from my brother-in-law and it looks like my husband is going to have to go to Michigan to help his parents after his dad has a heart operation. TC doesn't want to go and I don't want him to go. There are three siblings and their spouses who live right there in town, not to mention numerous adult grandchildren. It seems weird that the person who lives 1000 miles away is being asked to drive Mom back and forth to the hospital during the week Dad spends in the hospital.

After the phone call I immediately felt the need to EAT but I was able to wrestle the thought down. Honestly, I even got out of bed and headed to the kitchen -- but then I said to myself, "COME ON, THIS ISN'T ABOUT FOOD AND YOU KNOW IT." So I turned around and got back in bed.

The main reason I'm not happy is I don't do well when TC's gone. Last time he had to go to Michigan for a week I had a major meltdown FOR THE WHOLE WEEK! I'm not sure I'm strong enough to get through it this time either.

However TC and I have brainstormed and come up with several alternatives, so TC will call his brother today to see if something else can be arranged.


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    Three cheers for you winning the wrestling match---with the desire to eat, after others' unreasonable demands to your husband. Hooray for getting back in bed. I practiced that mentally after reading your description. This will help me. Thanks.

    I love hearing you plan your healthy choices. It helps me mentally rehearse.

    3430 days ago
    Those darn challenges just keep rearing their ugly heads don't they? Just when you think you've got a handle on things, something comes up.

    We'll do our best to help you stay the course if TC travels. We'll be vigilant and take care of you.

    But I think you underestimate your will. You are a very strong minded woman TG and you can definitely COPE. You are setting the stride for so many.

    3430 days ago
    Actually TG, I don't usually disagree with Nancy but I love the name Dreadmill - I know it can have a negative connotation but I'm using the name as a challenge to me to beat it.

    Even if you do choose not to use the dreadmill don't ever drop the Spandex Nazi! That one is just too funny!


    3430 days ago
    What's that old saying? "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." Self-defeating thoughts bring about self-defeating behavior. You CAN do this while he is gone (if he has to go). He'll be back and you won't be off track for a week.

    3430 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2010 10:37:03 AM
    Do I hear a CREDIT?? That is great self control. I'm a big (pun intended!) stress eater. My husband is also leaving for a week & I tend to blow off healthy meals & just do whatever. I'm just beginning the Beck program. You're an inspiration! Good luck.

    3430 days ago
  • NANCY-
    WOW!!! You did great with your awareness! Give yourself some credit you are stronger than you think.

    Hopefully something can be worked out for TC.

    You can bop me over the head, but I think you need to find a more positive name for the "dreadmill". You are such a positive person and I do not want to see that negativity hold you back.
    3430 days ago
    We need to talk TG!! but until then STAY STRONG - remember how you (we) feel after we give it up and we didn't want to.

    Way to go on the getting back to bed instead of eating!!


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    3430 days ago
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