Friday, August 2, 2013

Getting Back Up

Whelp, I am putting on my big girl panties and picking myself up out of this funk. It's just dumb to sit here eating yogurt with berries and seeds for breakfast, diet Coke and a Hot Pocket lunch, and a bowl of reduced fat chips and sour cream for dinner. Lame-O. I have to knock it off and quit being a baby about this. Time to step up and be mature.

I do tend to get in a mopey pity party mode if I eat a meal off plan. It always feels like some big disaster when really, it's just a meal off plan. Not that I want to have those, but that it makes no sense to let it drag on for days until I feel so physically miserable that I come to my senses. Like now. The joint pain, headaches, and stomach distress is enough, already. I am sick of sitting around watching videos instead of being outside.

It is always hard for me, though, to 'get clean' from sugar and white flour again once I indulge. I have physical symptoms for a couple of days but then I feel great again. I know I have to deal with that again over the next few days. Penance, I guess. I've been looking at my old progress pics as well, which has inspired me to keep working at this and NOT give up.

No more moping. I have things to do.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.


9 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

PMS is so annoying, isn't it? Nice to see it fading away--at least for this month. :}

Lucy Richardson said...

Come join me on Facebook
I have a support group that could benefit from your knowledge & experience.
lucyanne.richardson.7@facebook.com

Karen said...

Get food sober. Your mind and body will follow and then the progress can move forward. Stay gluten free. Always. Onward.

LHA said...

Good for you! You are so right....it is just a meal off plan, or an unwise food choice one day...unless you let guilt and shame make it into something it is not. Frankly, I assume that those things will happen,usually when I am expecting them the least. There is nothing to do except get up and get back with healthy eating. I hope you find a lot of interesting things to do today and I bet you will be feeling better in no time.

Anonymous said...

Yae!!! We are rooting for you! You are such an inspiration because you *always* get back up! You *always* keep going. Today is a new day. Hugs!
-N.

dlamb said...

That's the problem with us, addicts, dear Lyn. It is never as simple as an "off plan meal" or even an off plan food item. We "awfulize" the event and it becomes much more complex than it needs to be. It takes an amplitude that goes far above and beyond what it is: an off plan meal.
You know what I think of therapy, obviously, but you also know it takes a long time to address everything that needs attention. Sometimes it helps immediately with some aspect of our food/eating issues but sometimes it does not. This does not mean that IN TANDEM with the mental health and emotional work, you cannot develop some behavioral techniques to limit or shorten the frequency and/or length of your off plan eating episodes. You have already done much of that work and you are seeing the results. It is just a matter of building on what you've already been doing for a few years.
Best wishes as always.

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

I so relate to this post! I know how to eat right, and have resources to do so, and knowledge of how important it is. Then, there are times when I'm down or if I go off just a bit.. then I sometimes give in to the sugar crap and junk. Then I feel bad and kick myself. It's like a cycle. But We can't assume that we will always repeat a cycle.

You've done hard things all your life girl, you can conquer this as well. One day at a time. :)

~Margene

Susan said...

Here something for you to chew on:)
*[[1Co 10:13]] KJV* There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Anonymous said...

Not penance, simply allowing our bodies to recover from a decision to give in to cravings.