Whenever something goes wrong (either by my fault or someone/thing), I think to myself, 'How human of me.' This saying, or mantra, or whatever you want to call it, helps me realize that I am not perfect, therefore I do not need to be perfect in every little aspect of my life. Whether I eat like a teenage boy or skip out on my daily exercise, repeating that mantra helps me make better choices at the next meal or the next day. Happy music also helps! So crank up that Hall & Oates, Sir Mix-A-lot, or whatever band that makes you happy, and dance your worries away! It will get better! 2229 days ago
losing weight for me has been quite the opposite of stressful, it has been fun. I love eating and I still eat alot , just differently. It's cool when people start complimenting which happens pretty quick. I guess I'm trying to say that losing weight can be a distraction from all the other stress in life. It can give you somethingelse to focus on and feel good about. 2229 days ago
I think the stressers of life affect all of us.... some of us a little more then others.. i.e. me : ) I understand exactly where you are. the same thing happen to me. I have not logged in for about a week or 2 because I have been stressed about work, money and other life issues. I was working out daily until my workout machine broke : ( . honestly I try not to put alot of pressure on myself about losing weight. I just try everyday to may smart food choices that I won't regret later. and if I fail..... oh well I'll just start again tomorrow. its all about taking it one day at a time. Planning in advance has helped alot. For example, I pack my lunch for work every day. I do not take any money in the hospital (the place where I work) so that I won't be tempted to eat in the cafeteria or order out with some of the other nurses. I take the stair every morning verse the elevator. the small lifestyle changes seem to be the ones that last. just have faith in yourself. you can do it. 2229 days ago
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