Temptations did not "break" me!
Saturday, April 02, 2011
DD is home from Wyoming. We picked her up at the airport yesterday. It's good to see her and I enjoyed her reaction to the painted and rearranged living room. Today, we have the wedding to go to in the evening. This morning everyone is sleeping in, except me. This afternoon we will probably have lunch and maybe do some shopping? Not sure...whatever she wants to do is fine with me. As far as I'm concerned, it's "her" weekend.
I've had more temptations this week than usual. I think it was due to the added stress at home with the painting and preparations for DD's homecoming and some work stress...and the continued "alone time" in the evenings. Plus, DD that lives close by had a lot of roommate drama taking place this week. I had a lot more instances of "I just want to eat"...not because I'm hungry...just because I needed that comfort that food gives.
Here's how I handled it. 1. I figured out "why" I was wanting to eat. If I was by myself, I would actually talk out loud and ask myself questions about the "whys" of my desire to eat. This really helped to pinpoint the problem. Then, when I knew what was really bugging me, I would do a problem-solving session on that issue. Then, I would use the solutions that I came up with for the problem, rather than just eating it under. 2. I gave myself a lot of self-encouragement as I tackled large tasks. The painting was a large task for me this week. I had to keep telling myself that I was doing "great" and that I'm really good at painting and that I was making a great positive difference in my surroundings and that mom would love what I was doing with the house (it used to be her home). 3. I did do some "extra" eating...but...within my calorie range. One day, I ate all the way up to the top of the range...but was still within it. Being able to eat a little bit more helped. And I didn't end up with a guilt complex because I was still in range. I even lost a 1/2 lb after the day where I ate at the top of the range! That was the only weight I lost this week. So cool.
Hope you are all having a great week! Spark on!