Diet: Take 2

I had eggs this morning

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.

 

One Comment on “Diet: Take 2

  1. You’re not alone. I think that we come into weightloss with a lot of energy, and then we hit bumps in the road. Stress is a biggie. I’ve noticed that several bloggers that were with us have dropped off. It’s important to keep on going. The alternative is to be here again next year, starting over. Try to stay positive and understand it’s a long road!

    Take care,

    Rob

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