Need help

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I'm struggling right now... I've been so stressed and depressed lately. I haven't been working out as much as I should and I've been eating like crap. Mostly emotionally eating. I'm feeling lost and don't know what to do. I hate my life.
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    I'm going through the same thing lately; just totally out of sorts (and also in maintenance mode). Things that help me:

    - finding a little 'me' time away from the computer/tv, preferably out-of-doors; taking long walks even when I don't feel like it always makes me feel relaxed and happier

    - It's important to re-commit to your lifestyle. It's also hard. When I'm not meeting my health commitments, I set a rule that when I don't feel like doing something I know I should (like working out), I'll give it at least 5 - 10 minutes and then I can call it quits if I want. Just getting started usually helps me to see through what I'm supposed to do.

    - Talking to my best friend, but keeping it about something positive. I concentrate on something good that is happening or something awesome I want to start doing and my plans to make it happen, and don't spend time dwelling on all the crap that is weighing me down.

    - Doing something new. My husband and I drive to close by towns that we've really been to, park, and walk around going into shops and seeing the sites. Changing up my location and perspective gives me more mental energy.

    Working out and eating well will help your mood, too. Really cutting back on indulgences seems like it will hurt your mood, but you may find the opposite to be true.

    Take some control back where you can. You can do this.

    2472 days ago
    if you aren't happy ... figure out what drains your happiness away
    and change it.
    If for some cosmic reason you can't change it
    then try to change your paradyme.
    There are few things in life that can't be improved on
    if we are willing to find what gives us joy and go with it.
    Life is too short.

    And even in maintenance mode ... you are what you eat
    and eating badly affects your mood
    2474 days ago
    I appreciate the comments, but I'm in maintenance mode right now, not weight loss. The tips that were given are for weight loss. I've already done it. Thanks
    2474 days ago
  • SGRAY478
    Just like everyone said. Just calm yourself a little bit and start making some little changes. No matter where you are in your journey (just starting or 2 years in) the basics are important. Spend a few days getting yourself on track. So on a few short walks. Eat a few more freggies. Drink a little bit more water. Before you know if, they'll be habits again.

    One thing that has been helping me is to write down when and what I am stress eating. A) I remove those foods from my house (it's hard to over-stress eat on carrots!) and B) it helps you acknowledge it is actually emotional eating.

    Good luck lady. Remember to love yourself! No matter what happened you are the only you there is and there is always time to change your life around!
    2474 days ago
    First you have to take things one step at a time. Start by eating better, are you using the trackers? If not you really should, eat 5 to 6 times a day 3 small meals 2 or 3 snacks. As for exercise just move it doesn't have to be all that much you could go for walk maybe some jogging/running. Just make sure your moving. If you are so unhappy with your life make changes in it...Life is short, you only get one and when it's gone there are no do overs. Remember YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
    Good luck on your journey, you can do it!
    2474 days ago
    emoticon take it one day at a time and don't be so hard on yourself. Pick one small thing that you know you can work on and take it from there. Make sure you set realistic goals. emoticon
    2474 days ago
    emoticon one step at a time
    2474 days ago
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