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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.

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  • 1BLAZER282005
    You're doing great controlling the foods you eat. Stress is hard to deal with especially when it leads to emotional eating. You've got this 💪
    434 days ago
    Your doing all the right things..Stay positive...By July you'll have won the prize. It will be well worth it!!!!
    434 days ago
    Take one day at a time. Life is a journey not a race. Losing inches and gaining muscle is exactly what you want to do. Keep up the great work!
    434 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Well said
    434 days ago
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