Up a pound, down in inches, stress all around and I'm keeping on keeping on
Monday, March 02, 2020
Had to look at inspirational quotes when I gained a pound. But remembered to look at the whole picture and found I had lost inches. Kept myself in balance by remembering my commitment to keep on until July, my anchor date. In the meantime, I've been realigning my food choices, having supportive things on hand and even baking almond/flax seed bread, which my thin-forever husband likes too.
I have an ongoing stressful situation caring for my sister in various ways. Recently there was a big stress out over a money situation she got into and then it was discovered she has a Melanoma stage 2 that has to be dealt with. I admit after a day on the phone handling things, I really wanted some comfort food - my family heritage standby of pasta and meat balls. And I had it. BUT I chose my great low-carb Pasta-Impossible and chicken meatballs. And I didn't 'stress eat' anything else.
My main 'saboteurs' in the background are wanting to lose weight fast and wanting to get a respite from stress with carbs or celebrate with carbs. But I'm keeping them in the forefront, on the radar with the idea that they won't sneak up on me from the unconscious.