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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