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Stress Eating

Friday, January 27, 2012

I get stressed a lot. There, I said it. I was so overwhelmed this week I seriously ate at Wendy's 3 out of the 5 weekdays this week. And I only made semi-good decisions (small fry instead of the Biggie I wanted to stuff in my face with two hands). Stress is where I totally fall apart every time. Today at lunch, I didn't bring my lunch in yet again, and I was debating getting into my car and getting Wendy's (for the 4th time....GROSS right?) and I instead walked across the street from work and got a Greek salad and dessert. I always give myself a pass when I make the bad choices because it's "only" a few days and then "I'll get through it." Yeah right, who am I kidding! The only thing that will change about my stress is the level - I've pretty much given up on the elusive stress-free day. But, it doesn't mean I can't HANDLE the stress better. Seriously, giving myself a pass has always led to my downfall. So this time, I am OWNING UP. Yes, I sucked for the last two weeks. There's no pretty way of saying it. The only thing I can do is make better choices TODAY, RIGHT NOW and not make excuses for why I did a bad job before.

So today, I made a better choice, and eventually, all my "todays" will add up to a nice long streak of healthy eating.
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    You can totally do this! I love your attitude. About Wendy's: If you forget your lunch their chili actually isn't that bad calorie-wise and it has a TON of protein due to the beans and meat so you'll feel full. I get super stressed too so I can understand. Don't beat yourself up about it! Just keep trying. ((Hugs.)))
    2254 days ago
    I did horrible this weekend, but all you can do is make better choices from now on. No excuses anymore for me. And every once in a while, a little "cheating" isn't so bad. It's overall that counts the most. Especially when that's what's going to keep me on this long-term. Can't NEVER have Wendy's again! just not everyday.
    2258 days ago
    My family's Sunday lunch tradition is Wendy's. Not that I'm complaining - I love, love, love Wendy's. I have found that a "chicken go wrap" (no mayo) and a small chili make a pretty satisfying lunch, and don't do too much damage on the nutrition planner. Not that I always make that choice, but when I do, it's a small win. I hope the stress level drops a few notches this week!
    2272 days ago
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