I Think I Can Do This

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm a weight loss lame-o. I've done nothing but maintain this year, and yet I've been exercising and dieting all year. So what is the issue? I've been DIETING, not changing my lifestyle.

However... I think some things have clicked for me this past couple weeks.

This blog is gonna be all over the place, but I just have to get these thoughts down. I've been so stressed the past several months. Personal relationships have been in flux. Work has been tough. And I think I've been trying to control things that I really have no control over. And work...oh my gosh, work has been so stressful that sometimes I feel CRUSHED under the weight of it all. I had continued exercising, in fact increased my exercise. But to handle the stress I had been eating for pleasure, eating too much, and drinking. Not a *whole* lot, but I rarely drink alcohol and all of a sudden I was drinking a couple drinks a couple nights a week.

Here is the weird part. Somehow, someway, I just woke up a few days ago and I was ok. I really don't know how. But I am. My mood is better, even though nothing really has changed in my life EXCEPT ME.

Last night I continued my pattern of not eating well. Except this time I noticed it. This time it wasn't for pleasure, or for stress relief. This time is was the continuation of a pattern that I had set. And I recognized it and I realized I don't have to do this. I felt over full. I felt icky.

And thinking of changing my eating patterns didn't fill me with despair. It was okay, it was something I could do.

I think I can do this.
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    You can!
    Maybe the fact that you maintained your fitness on a high level helped you overcome other issues. It can happen.
    I have confidance you'll do wonderful now that you are in the "zone" again!
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    3634 days ago
    Sometimes zuzu things just click. Something in our head just clicks... it's the right time and the right place. Enjoy it, embrace it, live it! YOU CAN DO THIS!
    3634 days ago
  • HIPPIE44
    you think you can i KNOW you can!

    you can do it!
    3634 days ago
  • BAM0827
    Good for you.

    Life presents us with potentially stressful situations all the time - it's how we react to them that makes them stressful or not. Attitude is everything.

    Oh and no more "thinking" you can do it. Know you can do it. Believe in your strength!
    3634 days ago
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