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Weathering Storms

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Oof. What a string of messy Lifeness in my world lately, and it keeps coming. None of it is directly of me, but very much affects those nearest and dearest to me. What challenging lessons to stay compassionately (and therefore emotionally vulnerably) engaged but NOT own that which is not mine nor that I can affect other than staying present AND work to keep my eyes on my own path amid it all.

I feel good about how I've adjusted yet maintained my focus through all the tumult. A motivational check in with my doc for some great news lab results helped a lot. Despite falling off of regular food or fitness tracking, I'm keeping to my restricted foods list and am getting more and more diligent about keeping to the recommended sub 50g/day low carbs. On the few days focused cardio doesn't happen, I'm still hitting at least 6-8k steps a day. I'm catching myself often in front of the fridge for stress noshes and either walking away, getting a water or tea instead, or choosing small portions of on-plan foods instead of all-in carb face plants.

The result? Just shy of 2 lbs down this week which finally breaks me out of the 220's AND I needed to slide to the next smaller notch on my belt. Hey, this is ME doing Me amid Real Life, and one of the stormier passages of it to boot. Woot!

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    emoticon on the weight loss! Sorry about the life stressors! Hopefully, things have calmed down a little bit by now. You're right, you've got to focus on what you can do.
    644 days ago
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    I find the messiness of life stressing me also but I finally decided I can be stressed and have a pig fest or I can be stressed and workout and eat healthy. I've learned that I can handle stress better with lots of physical activity. Especially many walks outside in the fresh air and sunshine (hopefully, lately its been rain and clouds).
    1974 days ago
    Strong, focused and determined - Good job!
    1986 days ago
    SO proud of you! It is so hard to stay focused and remain compassionate yet not own another's troubles. I commend your efforts and commitment to you! This is progress in action! Keep up the great work!

    1986 days ago
    Awesome! Way to stay strong, girl. Hope life stops slapping you around a bit & gives you a break😋
    1987 days ago
    Your are so strong!! Hang in there. This too shall pass.

    Much good stuff ahead!

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    1987 days ago
    Well done on staying focused through other people's issues. That is such an important factor to building good habits and staying stress-light.

    Stress raises cortisol. Cortisol, being a hormone, affects weight loss quite severely.

    Awesome on being in the next decade down (210s) .. keep up the excellent work. :)
    1987 days ago
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