What I've Learned This Week
Monday, August 23, 2010
Well, I'm in a new "Ville". Really exciting stuff... I know this town will come with its own set of challenges, triumphs and adversity.
What have I learned this week? I've learned that I'm much more of an emotional eater than I thought I was. I eat, not only when I'm bored, but when I'm lonely, anxious, depressed or stressed. My Inside Out Weight Loss coach, Renee Stephens, has helped me to understand that any type of eating when you're not hungry is related to an emotional void. When you understand that, you're open to seeing where you've been trying to 'feed' your emotions.
I did the math, and it looks like I would need to lose over 8 lbs. a month in order to hit my 'flexible' goal of 140 lbs. by next August. If I stay the course I'm on now, (5 lbs. a month), I should be down as low as I've been in my adulthood, so I certainly won't be complaining. It looks like it will take me 'til February of '12 to lose all the weight if I average 5 lbs. a month. That's doable. It seems like a long time away. That's 2 years from my start date. I just need to get mentally adjusted to it. I know I'll feel great about how I look a year from now, though. I'll just focus on that.
Boy, this is more 'mental' than anything. Hmm...