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Let me try this again..and a binge stopped in its tracks

Friday, April 26, 2019

Feeling stressed and insecure today, so I blogged about it. A couple of members gave me their support, sorry to delete the blog, and I did appreciate the support, but I couldn't stand to read my comments again.

My job sometimes gets to me. Life sometimes gets to me. And I was venting about it. My objective was good. I wanted to sort myself out and turn myself back in the other direction. While I was working a little later, I came across this episode of a podcast I listen to:


and it was like someone was reaching down to give me a gift. It was the answer to what I was feeling. About boundaries, emotional resilience, and cultivating both.

My spiral was sorted out by writing about it, but I still felt stressed. I ended up eating a piece of the cake that my coworkers bring in on Friday. Then a donut. (Can't remember when I had one of these last). Then I felt like getting more sweets. I took a look at myself, thought, "I don't want this. I made a mistake. Twice. But now I forgive myself for slipping and I will stop here."

I then ate some fruit salad I had brought with lunch and a Clementine orange, and made myself a cup of tea. Now I am feeling a little better.

Pressure slips in while you are trying your best to go with the flow. Learning how to turn it off and free yourself takes a lot of effort.
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    Awesome job stopping the binge. It takes willpower and determination to do so. You’re doing great! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    173 days ago
  • MNEME2
    You did it! It's not always easy to do but you handled it well. GOOD JOB! emoticon
    173 days ago
    You stopped, breathed and turned off the tap, well done. Sounds like that podcast is something to have handy to strengthen the willpower muscle. Maybe a time out from your desk as well; if anyone objects suggest that you were taking a "smoke break" :) emoticon
    174 days ago
    Sounds exactly like what happened to me on Tuesday (I think it was Tuesday) - including the doughnut!

    I was OK at the next meal, the next day, and the rest of the week.

    174 days ago
    emoticon You slipped a LITTLE instead of a LOT because you are learning how to put the brakes on stress. I do the same thing, many do.
    175 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/26/2019 8:48:23 PM
    I think you did the right thing. Forget about the slip and move forward. That is what I do too. My old job was extremely stressful so I know what you mean. Sending hugs and smiles for your evening.
    175 days ago
    good for you for finding the answers you needed. Proud of you.

    I hope today is an easier kind of day for you!
    175 days ago
  • LINDA!
    emoticon It does take a lot of effort to turn it off and on. When I eat sweets, which I rarely do, I continue to crave sweets for quite some time. You blogged about it which I hope helps you feel much better about your day.
    175 days ago
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    175 days ago
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