Saturday, October 24, 2009
For some people, the danger zone is a big event or a large stress factor. For me? I get through those pretty well. My particular danger zones in terms of self-care are leading up to and event or following it. With large stress factors, I power through as a strong woman, but when I've got "past" it... ding-ding-ding-ding!
Well, that's the phase I'm in right now. I went to my Jenny Craig consultation today, found I had essentially maintained for the week, got lots of praise for progress to date. When asked about my confidence level for success in the next week and the next four weeks, though, on a scale of 1 (no confidence) and 5 (very confident)... I had to say, a "3", maybe.
So strategize, already! For the first thing - get through today. So, I left the house. It wasn't safe to stay here for the afternoon. I went and put myself into total sticker shock at the appliance store. My stove needs replacing. OMG, the prices. And it won't be a simple swap out, as the current stove is a built-in that came with the house. Methinks I'll live with this one for a while longer... maybe years.
Then I allowed myself to browse the aisles of a book store. Now that's another of my addictions. I hung in with the self-help aisle, the psychology aisle, and the calendars and date books. Amazingly, I left without buying anything.
And I made it through the day--Victory!! I came home to my planned supper. As for the rest of the week: one day at a time.