Spring 5% Challenge - Day 5
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A few days into the challenge, I have some observations..
1. the challenge has definitely given me some good motivation to get my exercise in. If we ever get out of the muck that eastern Massachusetts weather has been for the past few days, I might get even more exercise in, but I'm doing my daily stuff, and that is good..
2. unfortunately, challenge or no challenge, I cannot seem to be as successful with the eating. I start the day off wonderfully, but darn it, I can't seem to maintain it as the day wears on. I do think I'm stress eating, but as I posted on one of my other team's discussion page today, it's not abnormal stress I'm feeling, it's the everyday living stress that all of us feel..your child doesn't listen to you as well as he should, I have so much to do and feel like I don't ever have enough time, I'm behind in laundry..just normal, everyday living stuff.. And it's interesting that if it is stress eating, it only seems to happen at particular times of the day..so perhaps it's stress eating combined with being really hungry when it happens in the afternoon..I go to have my afternoon snack and it turns into eating more than I should.. then once the dam opens, all bets are off.
Isn't it amazing how there are times, when we're in one of those grooves, that we just pass right by those "tough" times of day, and when we are not we eat everything in sight? I never cease to be amazed at the difference, and yet remain completely unable to explain why it happens that way..
Oh well, in keeping with yesterday's promise to myself, I am not going to overthink this, other than promising myself that if it happens to me today, I will be ready for it and will try to distract myself.. Of course, I won't be home this afternoon, I will be "out and about," so it is less likely to happen today.. But that is my plan..
Have a great day!