Sunday, April 6, 2008
“Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it” ~ Lily Tomlin
My life is so full of stress right now. UGH! I want to bury my head in a pillow and scream. I want to take to bed and not get out for two weeks.
I've been very careful not to stress eat. Before I eat anything I ask myself 5 times if I am hungry. It is a great practice to follow. It is hard but it works.
I did something yesterday I have never been able to do. I was craving chocolate badly so I bought a small chocolate bar. I cut it in half and put the other half in the cupboard. It is still in the cupboard. I just don't want anymore. Never in my life have I done that.
Another new part of my life is breakfast. I never eat breakfast unless I am on vacation or we make waffles/pancakes on a Sunday morning. I have eaten breakfast everyday since I saw the nutritionist. Now I eat a couple pieces of fruit, cereal, or oatmeal. I can definitely tell the difference. I have so much more energy and I don't seem to be as cranky.
The yoga is helping some with the stress. It gives me 2 hours, 4 days a week for myself. I don't have to think about anything except my breathing and poses.
Although, if I didn't have stress in my life I am not sure what I would do. It seems to be the only constant in my life. :)