I know I have not blogged in awhile. 2011 proved to be a very stressful year for me. So much to the fact that I felt like all I wanted to do is run and hide. I do not intend to bore you with the details of that. One of my dear friends on this site just wrote a blog entitled I Ain't Got No...SATISFACTION. All I could do when I read it was
! The subject is stressful eating. Something I feel I have been
queen of for the last few months. It is like my friend said the more you eat the less SATISFIED you are, and the more you just keep dumping on to the problem you had to start with. Thanks Andi! I had a visit this week with my old friend Mrs. Lisa my diabetic educator. We had a long talk about this subject. What I have realized about my problems:
1- There AIN'T going to be any SATISFACTION until I learn how to control this thing called stressful eating.
2-This is a mind thing! Not that I have much of one
! So I guess I am saying I need mind therapy!
3-This stress has to be released some way......umm.... how do I do that when I can't exercise like I would love to for arthritis killing me
4-Last but not least and the most important of all I have realized that I am a priority in the making, and well worth the effort. I can not do EVERYTHING but I can do SOME THINGS.
1-I have made God the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning:
I have been trying to read my
all the way through this year. So far I am doing just
with this. This has become a special time for me during the day. I use a journal and-
all the things I feel God is talking to me about. I go over my appointments and make a-
of things to tell Him about that need fixing, and then I remember to look at the-
of things that He fixed yesterday and thank Him for doing that for me.
2-I have started learning to release some of this stress by small projects:
Last month I cleaned out a walk- in -closet that had not been cleaned out since
(Let's don't go there!) I am a pack rat
! I am so proud of this closet that sometimes I just go and stand in it. Why, because #1-- I can do that now-- Stand in it without being scared something is going to get me. It is the most organized and prettiest thing in my house right now to me, and #2 You know what? I did it all by myself (Exercise, well maybe just a little)!
Another thing that I have found that releases this stress is giving my two playful and active
a bath and playing with them. (Exercise
There is not a doubt in my mind).
Well, the closet project is over and I have decided I have another issue to deal with! My hands are part of my problem, and I feel like if they have something in them instead of food I will be exercising something other than my
. I decided I would love to learn to quilt. Wish me luck (Exercise well there could be some in there)!
3- I have found that just talking instead of running and hiding is working
That is the beauty of this web site. There are people here that are going through the same thing, or people that have been there and done that. We are all here struggling in one way or the other, but I know that my Spark Friends are one of the most important things on my
guys for the support and all you do.
4-Satisfaction-- In the making is it a mind thing? To me it is. Because, I know what I need to do to make it! I know all the answers to how to get there thanks to Spark People. This weight did not all of a sudden appear like magic and it is not going to leave that way either. Hard work is a mind thing it can be fun or it can be a chore. Small steps and I just have to remember I can not do EVERYTHING but I can do SOME THINGS.