What goes up must come down....

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Yesterday definately burst my bubble. Went to work feeling great and extremely positive about everything. Within an hour or two it went right down the crapper. I actually at one point broke down and cried. I hate stress.

So I put on my big girl pants and went for a brisk walk on my lunch break. I walked for about 20 minutes and did feel a little bit better. Didn't make the problems go away, but did help a bit with my stress level. I was proud that I still ate sensible and didn't do my normal stress binge. I have no control over some of the other things going on in my life, but I have control over me and what I eat. I did however smoke more than I have been. All of last week I went from being a pack a day smoker to less than half a pack. Yesterday...not so much. One step at a time.

Today I have to stay focused and hope for the best. A positive attitude wins out!
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    Great decision to take a walk to deal with the stress. Stress will never go away, so when you can find something other than eating...that is a huge WIN!
    2269 days ago

    Well done not letting the external stresses overcome your internal determination to push forward!
    2269 days ago
    There is something to that control thing, I have been thinking a lot about that lately. My wife is pregnant with our second and she's had a terrible time with morning sickness. It's been a tough couple of months for us. But instead of using it as an excuse to perpetuate unhealthy habits like I did last time she was pregnant, I have changed my attitude around and I see my eating and exercise habits as one of the few things I can control right now. I have found a lot of comfort and sanity in that realization. And instead of gaining weight along with her like I did last time, I've lost almost 20 pounds since she became pregnant. I'm proud of that.

    You're going to have lots of bad days along the way. But you hit it on the head with the control thing. Don't let the bad days control you. Do everything you can to control what you can and you'll come out on top in the end.

    Keep your head up and never doubt yourself, you are very capable of doing this.
    2269 days ago
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