Fear & self sabotage
Who knew I was my own worst enemy when it comes to food? Be curious. Ask why. Ask how can I do this differently. Learn. Don't shame. It's like I'm dating myself into shame. I will log, no mate how much I eat. I am enough, no matter what I eat... Read more
Connection is Key
I have struggled with my health challenge these past two weeks. So very much stress in my life just derailed everything. I have been somewhat mindful of what I've eaten but not diligent about exercise or food choices. I've withdrawn from lots... Read more
Okay, I recognize this feeling. I want to hide. In the past, I would watch TV and graze to hide from it. Not today. I will work through it both physically and emotionally.
D. eliberate choices
G. et Going
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Shame and Boundaries
Okay, I had a BIG a-ha this morning and the things I learned have had a big impact on my emotional eating and I want to remember that I need to work on them so....
I was abused as a child. It left me fuzzy about boundaries, and without bou... Read more
Taking time to take care of me is paying off
Got on the scales this morning and I had dropped another 5 pounds! It was a nice boost after my emotional disillusionment last night. Back on with the Challenge.
I am however very stressed about the prospect of marriage counseling starting... Read more
Challenge vs Competition
I have thoroughly enjoyed the health challenge this week but the laser just posted a "board" of how we all rank both on points earned & %of weight lost. I am in 2 ND place on weight last & 18 points behind on points. I find myself having a very ... Read more
One week Health Challenge results
Today marks one week of doing the Health Challenge with friends. I have lost 6.4 pounds and 2 inches. Not bad. I will have Sunday be my "sugar" day as I can bake a treat for the family and have it be part of our family time. Also, it will be... Read more
Saturday more Sane
After yesterday's overindulgence, I got back on track today. I read inspirational stuff early, gabbed with my girls, had Chinese for lunch, but only ate half my portion and tracked all foods and exercised later in the day, but did 45 min instead... Read more
Bad Day, Learn from It
Okay, a number of things went wrong today and this is what I learned:
1) Check in with Spark People EARLY in the day so as to stay focused and motivated. Without that it is easy to get off track.
2) Exercise in morning and spiritual readi... Read more
Stories I tell myself
Watch out for the stories you tell yourself. They can lead to major stress and disappointment or anger...which can lead to unhealthy eating. Do what YOU feel is best, kind, loving, supportive, etc. If another person doesn't respond or responds... Read more
Pros and Cons, things to watch for in my Health Challenge
New Health Challenge is a start. I think it will help to establish some good starting habits, but there is no calorie or fat limitation, though there is an exercise and fruit and veggie incentive. There is also a limit on sugars, an encouraged... Read more
Health challenge started
Feeling VERY fragile today. Sad and anxious, but better than yesterday. I don't feel emotionally stable. Started about 3 days after restarting thyroid meds. Observe. I felt GREAT before. Maybe I need to ask on the thyroid forum?
I have sta... Read more
So Tired; Time to Take It Slow and Take Care of ME
First week of school hurdle cleared. My body is screaming to slow down or I feel sickness on the horizon. Today I will rest. relaxing Qi Gong video for exercise, and simple chores until the "parent on duty" whirlwind of LHS Open House, etc begi... Read more
It's GAS time, or Give A Shi* time.
Something clicked back into place yesterday. Feel almost happy again. Found myself smiling today for no reason.
Taking a herbal blend apothecary weight loss drop that really seems to keep my craving ... Read more
New weapon, not unbalanced.
I have had one of the hardest years of my life since I was 18. I have struggled to keep my balance and find my joy. I have worried something inside me broke with all the stress. In talking with a wise friend yesterday he pointed out I was just... Read more