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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Happy to report that I am focusing as I promised myself on what I have and what I can do and not focusing on what I can't have and can't do. It has been very enlightening yet sometimes the worry comes in there and has to be put out.

This week I learned a few things about habits I did not realize I was fostering. Usually at end of day especially when I had a particularly stressful day I wld avoid everything and everyone . I fooled myself I was coping yet I was not able to sleep and often if stressed enough undid my diet efforts for the day.

This week with my son visiting me I told him about all the horrendous things going on in my life and I was losing it emotionally and could not believe I got chest pains, neck pains....conclusion did not know how much I was suppressing....fooling myself that I was coping instead all I was doing was stuffing it down and anesthesizing it with food...maybe healthy food but still using food for comfort and numbing myself.

Goal for this week -

Embrace my Buddy who I am reporting my food to each day since it really stops me from going into mindless eating

Search for something that will work for me to release and face these emotions instead of eating over them instead of stuffing them down to wreck havoc with my system.

Hope all my spark family is well and happy this Wednesday.

Love Yvonne
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    Gentle stretching and range of motion exercises, can be either seated or laying in bed if you need, can help release some of that stress. Also telling someone about it, like your Food Buddy on your team message boards or in a sp mail to a sp friend, or talking to some on on the phone or live will all help you relieve your stress in small manageable steps. If you are having particular things building the stress you could try spending the time you would be eating by sitting down and making a list of what you could do to solve the problem. Or take a hot bath/shower and think about the solutions, then put the worry aside. Also if you are a praying man I would suggest you talk to God about it. He listens better than anyone, and you can really pour out your heart and all your emotions to Him. emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    2528 days ago
  • JILL313
    Good for you Yvonne for realizing what's going on and going from there. . .. Sharing some of my struggles with others does help me feel better and writing them down and then writing how I can slowly eliminate it and/or deal with it also helps. I want you to feel more like yourself again. . .You are such a Beautiful Lady who deserves peace and tranquility in your life. Take one day at a time and continue to do some stress relieving things. Praying that you'll soon feel better and I'm so sorry to hear about your pain, that' alone is stressful. Keep unloading your concerns with your son, friends and God. I'll keep you in my positive thoughts and prayers. Wishing you much better days ahead.

    Hugs & Love,

    2528 days ago
    Been there, done that! You're so right about the "stuffing" masquerading as "coping!" Been going through a little of that, but thinking positive and coming to understand why I had to take care of me first, instead of everybody else, really helped set me straight. Hope you find your AHA! moment too! emoticon emoticon
    2528 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2013 7:00:01 PM
    Keep talking. It will do wonders for you!
    Angie emoticon
    2529 days ago
    Sounds like you had a good week, and a great plan for the next one. Keep up the hard work. You can do this.
    2529 days ago
  • FISHER011
    Hi Yvonne!
    Bless you & yours,
    I thank you for sharing & trying to come up with a solution.
    Sons are so wonderful! Mine always help me by listening & being there for me- like yours-such a blessing!
    I'm putting you in my thoughts & prayers.
    May you have a ~Happy~ solution soon!
    Peace & Love
    2529 days ago
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