What Stands In My Way

Saturday, January 03, 2015

2014 was a hard year for me-I overloaded myself with classes so I could finish school (then I promptly decided to go ahead and so some more school), I ended a relationship, I worked a lot, the one thing I didn't do was make progress with my health/fitness. I taken 0 steps forward with my weightloss in the past year and about 11 steps back. I've been reflecting on the reasons why I haven't been progressing and I think there are somethings I do that are standing in my way.
1. I am an emotional eater. When I am sad I eat. When I am happy I eat. When I am angry I eat. When I am, well you get the picture. This year (2014) was filled with a lot of ups and downs for me, and I tried comforting myself with food (it did not make me feel better).
2. I don't plan ahead. I was super busy this past year and relied way too much on fast food. Not only does that get expensive, but it made me feel like crap.
3. I don't make physical activity a priority. This is something that has always been a struggle for me, but I really think this is something I need to make a priority this year both for physical and emotional health.
4. Past failures get me down. This is not just in regards to weightloss but also relationships with people. I'm always thinking about what I've done wrong instead of all the ways I've succeeded.
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    But you did a LOT this past year. A person can't do EVERYTHING and perfectly! ;-)

    It looks to me that you have discovered WHY you eat, and I know it's a lot easier said than done, but with that information to guide you, you can be more aware of danger areas and hopefully cut down on the snacking. Habits are extremely hard to break, so if you find yourself eating during a time of emotional turmoil, maybe you can quickly grab some chewing gum or distract yourself in some way?? It isn't easy and that's why we're all on Spark along with you!
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