Friday, May 8, 2009

Thin Thursday: Long overdue

It's long overdue in so many ways.

With the jaw/tooth drama (I really just needed a root canal and NO muscle relaxants and could have been on skates the next day. Awesome.), stress from applying for a home loan (more later), and being really bummed about not being able to skate in tomorrow's bout, it's been a bad couple of weeks. I know that I can rise above drama, stress, and drug-induced nonsensical rages. The truth is, I really didn't want to. I wanted to eat what I wanted to eat, and that's that. And I gained 3.1 pounds, which is more than half of what I've lost. Lesson learned, and I'm ready to be back on the wagon.

The challenge is that we were approved for a home loan. Wonderful news, yes, but I'm sure that there will be much stress eating to rise above in the coming months.

This coming week's goals:
  • track it. all of it!
  • skate: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. A lot, I know. but I missed all of last week, and we have an away bout on the 16th.
  • extra exercise, even just walking, on the off skate days. I'd like to lose most of that weight this week.
  • work on finding a successful alternative to stress eating (walking, cleaning, crazy dancing? something productive?)

When stressed, what do you do other than eat?


Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

ummm... there is something other than food to help combat stress??? oh yeah , silly me. There is chocolate!

Good luck on your new weeks goals! You can do it!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

I play racketball... or, if I have a willing partner, and the weather is for some completely unknown reason NOT pouring down rain, I love to go down to the park and throw the frisbee around... Basically physical activity is my combat against stress eating.

(with the lack of willing partners, and the weather's persistant taunting me, I'm up about 3.5 pounds myself... thanks for the inspiration to get back on it!)

Tami said...

Ummm, good question. I cry. Or call someone and vent. Or do some really deep breathing. All of that after I have eaten and wished I hadn't

M said...

Sing, man.

I put on a playlist and turn it up. I sing as loud as I want and usually dance too--it amuses the Boy.

twiddyfam said...

Walk and walk and walk!!! And Clean. NOT The kitchen! Cleaning bathrooms always help me lose my desire to eat.