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Spring 5% Challenge - Day 5

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A few days into the challenge, I have some observations..

1. the challenge has definitely given me some good motivation to get my exercise in. If we ever get out of the muck that eastern Massachusetts weather has been for the past few days, I might get even more exercise in, but I'm doing my daily stuff, and that is good..

2. unfortunately, challenge or no challenge, I cannot seem to be as successful with the eating. I start the day off wonderfully, but darn it, I can't seem to maintain it as the day wears on. I do think I'm stress eating, but as I posted on one of my other team's discussion page today, it's not abnormal stress I'm feeling, it's the everyday living stress that all of us feel..your child doesn't listen to you as well as he should, I have so much to do and feel like I don't ever have enough time, I'm behind in laundry..just normal, everyday living stuff.. And it's interesting that if it is stress eating, it only seems to happen at particular times of the day..so perhaps it's stress eating combined with being really hungry when it happens in the afternoon..I go to have my afternoon snack and it turns into eating more than I should.. then once the dam opens, all bets are off.

Isn't it amazing how there are times, when we're in one of those grooves, that we just pass right by those "tough" times of day, and when we are not we eat everything in sight? I never cease to be amazed at the difference, and yet remain completely unable to explain why it happens that way..

Oh well, in keeping with yesterday's promise to myself, I am not going to overthink this, other than promising myself that if it happens to me today, I will be ready for it and will try to distract myself.. Of course, I won't be home this afternoon, I will be "out and about," so it is less likely to happen today.. But that is my plan..

Have a great day!
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  • SETAGOAL1
    You are in my thoughts. Awareness brings change. You can do this one situation at a time. Just don't give up I am so glad you can write about what you are feeling, it helps me to know i can accept myself as I am and pray to do better. Thank you my emoticon
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    Janet
    3491 days ago
  • DETERMINEDJANET
    I did better today with the food monster so there is hope! I am truly trying to remind myself that I am worth the end result.
    3491 days ago
  • TYBEWALLACE
    emoticon I hope things slow down some for you real soon...
    Stress isn't easy for anyone to deal with but don't give up, you will find something that works....
    3491 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Hang in there Tina!
    3492 days ago
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    Well I hope it gets better. It's not easy to deal with stress all the time!
    3492 days ago
  • REMODELINGPAT
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    Food is what got most of us looking at those numbers we want to decrease. It's not going to be as easy going down as it was going up...but maybe we can Spark a few new good habits that will make it more fun!

    Blessings!

    Pat
    3492 days ago
  • KNOBLE0309
    I used to be that way with the food, until I started to make a weekly menu with everything that I was going to eat. Of course, the menu saved 150 calories for snacks I would eat at work, but I was always within my range.
    3492 days ago
  • GIRLINMOTION
    I can so relate to the flood gates. Sorry, I have no tips to avoid them. Even with warning, force of nature is hard to detour. Unless we can keep ourselves very busy at that certain time of the day (mind over matter), or switch our work day around?
    3492 days ago
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