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Back to the Beginning with Spark Coach and the Challenges of Staying the Course!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

I've hit the reset button again in an effort to get myself back on track. I decided to go through the SparkDiet Spark Coach program again. Back to basics. I'm nothing if not persistent! emoticon

I'm starting small and slow. I've set small goals and am taking baby steps. So far, I'm doing well and have been pretty much right on track. I'm actually fairly pleased with myself that I have stayed on point considering the rough week I've had at work this week. I have been stressed over and above the pandemic, and the riots which sounds awfully petty now that I've put it in words. But it's the truth none the less. There are so many times I've wanted to go to the vending machines at work or stop for fast food after work...it's been so hard to just do what I knew I had to do. It's difficult not to give in to my desires to stuff my face and eat my feelings away.

For now, I'm managing well enough. I'm reading the Spark and tracking my food. exercising at least 10 minutes every other day, participating in Spark Coach, attempting to get enough sleep (not one of my strong points), and just taking basic good care of myself. Having my fur babies helps a lot as well. Our nightly ritual of loves and snuggling is the sweetest and best part of the day for me!!! Having Tee nestled on my chest as I stroke and whisper to her is so soothing. She purrs so strongly it relaxes and soothes me, while Honey is at my side as I pet and stroke her. I didn't realize how much I had missed having a cat (or two) until they came into my life almost four months ago.

Anyway, it's been a fracked up week thus far, and I'm hoping it calms down for the next two days. If I have another doctor's office argue with me or another get short with me, I'm going to lose it. Thankfully, my workmates in our small room are amazing and as we work in a closed room, it is a free expression zone that we ALL make use of to vent, whine and simply let off steam about our radiologists, most of whom we are very fond of, our bosses (one of which we're not at all fond of), the referring doctors and the demanding patients who don't understand that we have moral and legal protocols we have to follow for the sake of their privacy. I'm going on 31 years at my company and in spite of the frequent ups and downs, it is home and my workmates are family and I am VERY grateful to have a job and circle of friends that usually makes me happy!

So, now off to bed as my eyes are getting heavy and I'm getting death stares from my girlies. Here's to a MUCH better day tomorrow! SPARK CHEERS! emoticon
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