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. :)

4 comments:

Carol said...

Good for you for making those changes. Eating breakfast and getting to yoga even under the stress of moving. And having the willpower to eat only half a chocolate bar--you go girl! Doesn't that show you that you are really changing? I know the first time I was able to sit at a potluck with a box of See's candy in front of me and not eat any was a big victory over old eating habits. (Doesn't it seem like when you have made a decision to lose weight, the universe puts temptation in your path?)

Keep being good to yourself!

Hugs
C

jody said...

I'm so proud of you M - keep the positive self talk going...it TRULY helps.
xxxx
j

Michelle said...

Carol,

It totally feels like this is the time it is going to happen. I feel really positive about it and I never feel positive. LOL

For some reason everything is falling into place. The fact that I am planning on going to a 6 a.m. yoga class the next two Tuesday is just completely out of character for me. Hmmm, maybe I am becoming a new character!

Thanks for you support! I truly believe you need a team to lose weight!!

~M

Michelle said...

Maggs,

It is weird that I feel so positive. You have known me longer than anyone have you ever heard me so positive? It is a strange feeling but I like it. I really like it!!

~Babbs