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Stress Less!

Ya right!!! This has been a stressful day… I’m back to my paperwork and dealing with my computer. I had to drop it off last friday to get over 300 viruses cleaned off of it!! I haven’t used my PC in quite a long time… it’s mainly the boys computer now.  Anyway, computer is back and I have been re-installing programs, etc for wayyyy too many hours today. I’m so used to my Mac now … it’s hard to adjust to the PC.

Started my morning out early at the gym…. 40 minutes on the elliptical  +6

And 20 minutes on the stair treadmill  +3

Went to my Weight Watchers meeting where they talked about managing stress!! How appropriate! They asked several questions like, ‘Why do I eat when I’m stressed… even though I know it will interfere with my weight loss? Why is trying to lose weight so stressful? How can I relieve my stress? Our leader (Karen) said it’s not what we are eating… it’s what’s eating us? She went on to say that there is a positive intention behind every bad behavior. Most people will turn to food because they are wanting to feel better…. it helps calm them down.  Weight Watcher’s has a healthy habit that they call Reframing. You fill in this sentence…. “Instead of _______ when I feel stressed,  I could ________ or ________.” Sometimes it’s as simple as taking a nap or going to bed early when we feel completely exhausted.

PS – I gained .8 lbs this week. Still weighing in weekly so I can hopefully reach my goal of 125 lbs sometime before summer????

Protein bar  -6

My to-do list was by my side all day today while I checked things off…. and added more things to it!

Chili (no beans) with spaghetti squash, spinach, and pico…. -4

Zone bar while working on some dietSNAPS items….

The rest of my day was pretty stressful dealing with the computer……….

The crackers, thin mints, chex cereal, and animal crackers did not solve any problems for me, but that’s what I had for dinner……. Nothing like knocking out a million extra WW points in one evening….. I have GOT to get to the store!! But I also have GOT to get all of my work caught up! Gonna be hibernating in my home office for the week! I am thinking about hiding my phone in my room and not answering it again until I’m finished… May be the only way I can focus!

So tonight…. I should have done some reframing instead of stress eating…..

“Instead of eating a million empty carbs when I feel stressed, I could spend a little time with my boys and go to bed early!

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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

4 thoughts on “Stress Less!

  1. Teresa

    So happy I found your blog. Love it. Was wondering when you make your protein waffles, do you make several at a time and freeze them, or do you make one each time??

    1. Lexy

      thx for your sweet comments!
      i have never made them up ahead of time…. i just make them each morning. i don’t think there would be anything wrong with doing them ahead of time… you’ll have to let me know if that works and if they still taste awesome???

  2. Bethany

    I know a great de-stresser! The huge bi-annual Dillard’s sale, going on right now! I would totally de-stress with you there if I lived anywhere within a 500 mile radius of Houston! I really would- anything to help a friend in need!


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