Saturday, February 21, 2015
The mental health of staying on track
It's been one hell of a week. I'm a stress eater and that is without doubt the HARDEST habit for me to break. I did ok most of the week, but gave in today and ended up with 2500 calories under my belt.
I knew I was giving in and did it without as much guilt as in the past. Sometimes when I would over eat it would cause more anxiety and stress and then I would eat even more. I know I should have found a healthier alternative, but to be honest, I didn't want to. I took a day off to give my inner 3 year old reign to do what she wanted and tomorrow she goes back into lockdown. I'll adjust my calories so that the week balances out. I figure that it's fine to be low one day, high another and that hitting the same number every day is not really something I have to be exact about. As long as I average less in than out I will be ok. It's when I don't acknowledge my weakness and cheating and end up consistently taking more in than I am putting out that I have problems.
Calories in/Calories out It really is that simple despite what I keep seeing on tv/facebook/magazines/every other place where weight loss solutions can be hawked.
That is the basic part. Controlling my reactions to stress is the hard part. For me at least. Life is stressful. I'm going to have to deal with that fact. Beats being dead and stress free. I can control how I deal with the stress even though I can't avoid it.
I can also remove some of the stresses. I'm going to have to do that.