So, I am on the fringe again. Exercise is good. Eating baaaAAAD.
I am going through some ISH that is just wreaking havoc with my emotions. I've been doing really well on SP lately. I'm down 25 lbs. But in real life, it's just like nothing is going right for me. (sigh) Losing friends, losing my resolve, bad situations, struggling, struggling, struggling ALL THE TIME, with little options, and doing all this on my own. I think it's now taking a toll on me. I feel burdened and constantly baraged by everything. Like I'm in some heavyweight battle, falling. (ugh) I'm sure that's how this emotional eating has just reared its ugly head.
So long story short, my exercise is still good and I'm still running and otherwise active, but since I have been feeling really overwhelmed and emotionally heavy the past week, I've been eating.... I don't know... ravenously. Sweets and fats... like crazy. Like it's not ever quite enough.
I'm going to pull myself out. I absolutely KNOW I WILL. That's what separates me from my journey today as opposed to where I was even just last year where I easily would have just given up. Today, I know and accept I will have setbacks. No guilt or shame necessary. I just re-adjust and move forward as soon as I have the strength. It's just that RIGHT NOW, I'm still in the hole... so it's real to me now, and difficult NOW. But I'm trying to get my strength back.
Meantime, I'm following my own advice from a blog I posted up months ago. It's my Over-eating Action Plan to little by little get me back on track, which I will. If you read my list before, I added a few things. Struggling always makes us stronger, right? (laughing) Ha, well... I'll let you know in a few weeks...
```My Over-eating Action Plan``` Hope it helps you too! :)
Drink 1-2 cups of water
Brush teeth (with a minty toothpaste)
Take a walk
Exercise DVD (mine is a 10 minute Winsor Pilates DVD)
Call a friend/have a conversation (works every time!)
Home improvement project
Take a run (works every time!)
Motivate someone else, on Spark
Look at/Put up inspirational pics
Do quick jumping jacks
Do quick push ups
Do a load of laundry
Do my nails (definitely works!)
Do my hair
Watch a movie (works very well, unless the movie is about food, lol)
Prayer (I pray for strength and protection)
(FYI...Peppermint is a natural appetite suppressant. Great for cravings and overeating.)
Sugarfree mint gum
Sugarfree hard candy
Sugarfree jello (my fav - dark choc pudding)
Dot of Splenda on the tongue (for sweet tooth)
1/2 bottle of 5 Hour Energy (for B vitamins, energy and sweet tooth)
1/2 Skinny Cow White MINT Truffle Ice Cream Bar, 50 cals (for sweet tooth)
**QUESTIONS TO SELF:**
Question #1: Is TOM making a visit anywhere in the near future?? (so many times this simple question answers my cravings questions...lol)
Question #2: What exactly am I hungry for? (Evaluate) If not hungry for something specific, then...
Question #3: Am I really hungry? Bored? Lonely? Emotional? (Evaluate)
...for reading. Leave me a note... I love that!
"If at first you don't succeed... try, try again."
With man, this is possible. With GOD, ALL things are possible.