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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

So I have some needs when it comes to my health. Namely, I need to get it together!! I overeat after work, I am out of bounds with my calories, am not drinking enough water, and don't have balance with meals throughout the day. I had a system that worked and changed it due to introducing new foods. I haven' found a groove yet and haven't cared enough to.

I'm an emotional eater. For some, this makes total sense, to others, it makes no sense at all. This means, I eat according to emotion and have compulsive patterns when stressed, anxious, or emotionally uncomfortable. I find it is worst when I feel anxious and helpless which happened for the last week or so.

I have a need to recognize these feelings more quickly so I can respond in healthier ways. I tend to go into a mode of survival and hanging in there when I could be more proactive. There was a need for survival and hanging in there at other times in my life. I have less of a need for that today. Life is calmer, work is calmer, and all is more manageable. The difficulty here is that I am expecting myself to change a pattern I have had for most of my life. I'm not saying it cannot change, I am saying it is going to require time, patience, trial and error. Well, I have the error part nailed! Now, for the rest of it. As they say, it will hard, but it will be worth it.

Reading posts this morning about workout and eating plans of fellow sparkers has given me some motivation to exact some change and try a new method of coping. I will try it. I will keep trying. I will figure this out eventually because I refuse to stop trying.

Thank you for listening (reading).
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    164 days ago
    and you are incredibly strong for setting up your boundaries with your family and progressing forward!
    Very inspirational! Thank you very much for sharing!
    167 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    I totally understand. We can do this!!
    167 days ago
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