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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:

primalpotential.
com/593/


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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  • REYNAJUST4KIX
    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
  • MOLLIEMAC
    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
  • SWEETENUFGILL
    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
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    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
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    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
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    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
  • LUCYCAN7
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    175 days ago
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