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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I am beyond exhausted today and all I want to do is eat. My 2 biggest eating triggers are anxiety and being tired. Last night, I had a work crisis that caused me to briefly lapse in my eating plan. I was so worried about how to handle the situation that I found myself munching in the kitchen. But, I was quickly able to recognize what I was doing and redirect myself out of the food. I did end up about 300 calories over my plan, though. That was a bummer.

The stress of last night combined with the residual cough I have from a head cold, ensured that I was up most of last night. I tossed, turned, blew my nose, and coughed until I had to be up at 5:45 this morning. All I could think about as I drove to my morning meeting was swinging in the drive-thru. I think I could actually taste the biscuits and soda. I am proud to say that I made it to my meeting, stuck to my plan, and ate my breakfast while my coworker at her Dunkin Donuts. One big success for the day.

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  • MAMABARRY
    Great job on catching yourself and redirecting yourself. That is a big step. Keep going and it was start to get easier. Hope you feel better soon.
    2496 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14253479
    You recovered and that was good.

    So, this is the only time you went to eating when something happened like this? No, I don't think so.

    Do some thinking outside the box to get a different way of handling stress the next time it happens.
    2497 days ago
  • UNSWEETMAMA
    I know how hard that vicious cycle can be of tired, stressed, wanting to eat. Keep taking care of you and you will find strength you didn't know you had.
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    2497 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Momma needs a good soak in the tub! Nice, relaxing soak in the steamy water. Relaxing, gets nose loosened p and keeps one away form kitchen! Even twenty minutes away from everything..
    I am proud that you stuck to your plan!! Hope you feel better soon..Epsom slats bath has magnesium and will soothe achy muscles and joints!
    2497 days ago
  • DDARNZEN
    Great job on resisting the temptation of the golden arches. I faced that this morning. Thankfully, I was running behind and didn't have time to get a Diet Coke. Stay strong girl!
    2497 days ago
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