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Friday, March 11, 2016

Janet, are you stressed? (yes)
Is your life out of control? (hell, yes)
Are you eating without being hungry just because you feel like eating? (duh...)
There is a plan for you!
Right underneath your fingertips on your keyboard.
All you need to do is use it! (easier said than done)
Early last fall, the digital scale at the gym read 200.6. Things were somewhat optimistic around here at the time.
Yesterday my home dial-up hit 219; give or take 2 pounds.
I've earned every one of those pounds by epitomizing the emotional eating genre. I've realized that lately, when in Somnia, I have been having first breakfast around 2 AM and gladly joining the rest of the world for more later. I'm back to not sleeping well and it's getting annoying.

I'm not shoving food in my gullet in great quantities, I've returned to all my banned foods. I've stopped measuring and planning. When I think DH needs to eat, I eat too. (If I eat it will he eat it to please me?)

I'm the matriarch of the "OMG, what else could go wrong?" family. I keep them all in order by being optimistic. I get my strength from helping the rest of them, perhaps because if they're not in good shape, who will help me when it's my turn? I'm in the middle of determining something discovered in my shoulder MRI that shouldn't have been there. Crap.

I eat.
DH keeps smiling and telling me it's ok.
He's not wearing my jeans which have become tight in the calves, again.

OK, I'm buying the product.
Now that the baby has arrived, there will be more order to things.
I like order.
This morning after a drug induced sleep I purged my refrigerator and cabinets. I will plan meals over the next several days and starting Monday, I'll follow the plan.

I'll now return to my previously scheduled life.
Hopefully making a plan.

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    Good for you. Getting back to it takes a lot (I know, it took me months to finally start being serious again). Getting up, going once again is what is important.
    1485 days ago
    Yup, time to get the show on the road, OJ.
    1485 days ago
    You always start again, Janet. That's the important part. You are worth the effort. Your health is just as important as everyone else's health. You know it and you keep coming back to it. We're hear to cheer you on, kick you in the pants, and listen to you vent.

    1485 days ago
  • ALICIA363
    Now that Neil Diamond won't leave my head, I'll go back and read your previous blog!
    1486 days ago
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    1486 days ago
    You and I both know the relationship between being In Somnia, and how it screws up the ghrelin (FEEEEEEEEEDDDDDD MMMEEEEEE NOWWWWW) and leptin (SORRY Ace, you've had enough!) That is, ghrelin is way ratcheted up, and leptin is MIA in the amts. it should be present. Can you spell CARB CRAVING and HUNGER. Those critters sure can!

    *SIGH** Adding insult to injury is the silent army of cortisol being released into your body which added fuel to the "feed me" fire. Lord love a duck. We're screwed w/o good sleep! I KNOW THAT PLACE TOO WELL TOO!

    Hope things settle to a mild roar. Good start purging the kitchen . . . I've had to do that to.
    1486 days ago
    Here's to fresh starts... eating healthier and taking care of yourself are in your plan, right? emoticon
    1486 days ago
    Water water water. When I'm hungry and I don't want to go there I sip some more water or drink some hot herbal tea. Or maybe some of those what we used to call zero calorie foods (although we know all food has calories) carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers. Something that will give you some crunch and work out the aggravation but not do too much damage. Though I had a former weight watcher instructor that ate so many carrots she literally turned orange LOL but she lost 300 pounds. emoticon

    1486 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/11/2016 9:40:22 AM
    Throwing out all the temptations should help. I was trying to find something to nibble on yesterday when needing to start supper and couldn't find anything. Yeah! NELLJONES wrote a wonderful piece in SP 'Motivation' that really made me stop and think about how I need to stop eating between meals. I should go back and print that off because I will probably need to read it again this evening when I need to cook dinner again.

    Good luck! emoticon
    1486 days ago
    You can't truly help others forever ... if you don't take care of yourself FIRST.
    1486 days ago
    Great time to have a fresh start now that the baby is here and there is one less thing to worry about. You won't be any less busy but maybe you can start sleeping and eating better.
    1486 days ago
    OK, then: maybe now Sweet Caroline has arrived there's going to be a wee bit of time for YOU YOU YOU to be able to plan your life? Loved NELLJONES's Secret of Success today . . . she is a genius no kidding!
    1486 days ago
    Good for you. Your nutrition is one thing in your life solidly under your control.
    1486 days ago
    emoticon Just remember, you are worth it! And to be there for the ones you love, you need to maintain your own health... because nobody else can do it for you! emoticon
    1486 days ago
  • SARAH9311
    Just remember to ask yourself, Am I truly hungry? Could I possibly be thirsty instead? Am I eating JUST TO EAT? I've been asking myself that for a while and it has really helped me to not over eat and be concious of what my body is telling me.
    1486 days ago
    Good luck!
    1486 days ago
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