My Life as a Dawg, Between the Ears
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The 25th Annual Do As Little As Possible Sisters Vacation may be the most successful at doing as little as possible. We haven't gotten in the car to do anything since Sunday. Not even mani/pedis.
The Big Event was a visit from OVERWORKEDJANET yesterday. She lives about a half hour away from my hometown and we make the effort for a meet up when I'm down for more than a day or two. She came for lunch and we had a good visit.
I hauled myself out for another run today. It was hot. And muggy. I took a few walking breaks. Got three miles in at a waddling pace. I'm glad I went despite the heat.
I've been reading a more recent version of the book that ONEKIDSMOM is reading. She's reading The Solution by Laurel Mellin. I'm reading The 3-Day Solution by the same. It's more of a how-to. She suggests trying her method for 3 days to see if it makes a difference. She is confident that those who follow it will feel better and will lose weight, and consequently will want to continue.
I do want to lose weight. I set a goal to lose 15 pounds by the end of 2018, but I think this may get to my anxiety issues, which trigger me to stress eat. I wake up in the middle of the night and start worrying about foolishness. I'm weary of being nervous and having knots in my stomach.
I've done cognitive behavior therapy twice and both times were extremely helpful. However, I definitely need to get to the root of what is triggering the anxiety. Talk therapy is not helpful. I do find that you guys are helpful, though. Also, Mellin offers online support and groups for those who want to go all-in on her process. Not sure if I'll go down that road. I'm still reading the book and thinking it through.
Weight loss is definitely about calories in vs calories out. But a big part of controlling calories in is what happens between your ears.
Spark on, Sparkers. Spark on!