Diet: Take 2
I saw this meme, and I realized how much it describes my life. I was going strong on my new eating plan until major stress hit me. Then, I couldn’t fight the barrage of sugary treats offered to me on a regular basis. I haven’t gained all of my weight back, but I have gained enough.
I am a pretty positive, optimistic person, but now I realize that some of my extreme optimism shows in my pant size. When I am stressed, I comfort myself with food. My husband does, too, but he has a great metabolism. Me? I think about sugar and gain 5 pounds.
I know that I need to find another outlet for stress. I love playing music, but I medicate my stress at night, and I can’t just break out a flute at 10:00 pm. Maybe I need to build a sound absorbing room onto my house. That could work, right?
I know that I feel better after a workout, but no gym is open (except 24 Hour Fitness) at 10:00 at night. I already have to pay for our local gym. It pains me to pay for a different gym.
You might be thinking, Wow. She just listed a lot of excuses. If you were thinking this, you are completely right, but these are some of the reasons that I am still struggling to lose weight. I need to find a new way to mitigate stress. I don’t need more judgment; I need solutions. I am already my own worst judge.
Ideas would be appreciated! Help.