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the dreaded "winter blues" + new beginnings...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

after a terrible week of binging and no exercise, i am back on track today and committing myself to 30 days of binge-free living.

i'm not sure what "sparked" (ha) this past week of incessant junk food eating....probably a combination of work-related stress and icky weather...all i really know is that it's time for me to explore all the circumstances and to start keeping track of my EMOTIONAL health and well-being right along with my physical health. i've struggled with binge eating problems my entire life, and after losing so much weight and learning how to eat so well, i DO NOT want to go back.

moving back to the weather issue....i'm quickly realizing that the fall and winter months are going to be really freakin' hard for me. spring/summer was SO easy...i did not fall from my food plan at all and didn't even feel the urge to! i was a workout machine! the warm weather and sunshine keep me grounded and motivated more than anything! but as the "gloom and doom" of a Chicago winter approaches, i'm slowly feeling lethargic, sad, unmotivated, and just plain gross. i know that i suffer from some major "winter blues" every year (which gets worse as i get older, unfortunately) and this seasonal issue is going to be a huge struggle for me, re: food and exercise. i'm going to spend some time in the next few days taking inventory on my "winter emotional health" and creating some plans to help me stay on track. hopefully, i can use my newfound nutrition and exercise knowledge to overcome these yucky winter blues!

i'll be journaling a lot about these issues privately, and will try to blog here at least once a week in order to hold myself accountable...30 DAYS NO BINGING! i can do it!
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    I have been finding that when I feel the urge to binge, meditation has prevented it from occurring. After meditating I feel really relaxed and aware of the connection between my mind and body.
    3743 days ago
    You can get back up, I did! I'm finally seeing results again. Just remember how good it feels when you get done with a workout. That's what motivates me to keep it up. As for the food, just keep tracking, no matter what! It's like a huge slap in the face when you realize how many calories you've ingested after a binge. Lots and lots of support here on SP!
    3743 days ago
    haha, that's funny because i did not track my food or weigh in either!! did not even WANT to know what was going on with my calories or weight! thanks for the comment...we can do it!!!
    3743 days ago
    I went through the EXACT same thing last week! I gained 3 lbs back and I just let go. I didn't track my food or exercise, I didn't blog. I didn't even weigh in! I have confidence in you that you will stay on track and you CAN do it!
    3743 days ago
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