Still battling a cold and it sucks!! My head hurts and I am totally congested. At least the stomach flu was short lived (only 3 days). The weather has also changed again here. Mother nature can’t seem to make up her mind – one day it is bright and sunny and the next it is cold and damp. I think all this weather fluctuating is messing with my sinuses as well.
I guess the benefit of all this illness is that I have had really no appetite. For the Super Bowl (Go Giants!) festivities I made from scratch the following: chili, green chili & cheddar cornbread, pinto beans, salsa, and hot queso dip. I supplemented it with a fresh veggie tray and some corn chips. I ate almost nothing! I felt so awful and none of it really tasted good to me, so I just didn’t eat. My husband and son chowed down!! They thought it was awesome and ate till they both were ready to pop. I never intended to eat a ton, but I did plan for the extra calories so I was prepared, but since I never really partook I ended up saving myself a bunch of calories. I should definitely see a loss on the scale tomorrow.
As for my pursuit of finding some happiness in the areas that were lacking in my life... I followed some leads but still have not heard anything. Please keep me in your thoughts that something will pan out.
Exercise wise, I have not been doing too well. I have taken a hiatus from the stairs since it was irritating my right knee. I did something to my knee during Christmas and I thought I had gotten over it but I guess not. It hurts going up and going down. I’m ok with walking and other activities so I will have to move to something else.
As I discussed in my post last Wednesday, I have decided to really get to the root of my weight issues (the mental part). Since I can’t afford psychotherapy I am going to read and implement the Beck Diet Solution (Train Your Brain To Think Like A Thin Person). The book was discussed in the workshop I attended last week and the fundamental principles are sound. Furthermore, it is not a diet; it is a thinking plan to works with your diet. It is all about changing the way you think and your relationship with food. Right now I turn to food when I am stressed, sad or angry. I need to break change this relationship and find new ways of coping. I picked the book up at the library today during my lunch and I will be starting tomorrow. I will try post daily on the topics and on my thoughts.
QOD: Do emotions trigger you to eat?