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Saturday, October 17, 2015
Eight days- I made it through a week. Whoo hoo. I can't say it has been easy. Thursday I had a hormonal blowout, didn't smoke, but I did binge. But one day does not a life make, so I was able to get back on track.
I am learning to handle the emotional eating- I am identified what my feeling are when I am tempted to binge. I can't say I won't do this again, but with my Sparks tools, I can recover and eventually deal with it. OK.. So I wasn't hydrated, I wasn't motivated and I was grieving for the ciggies. I was tired. I was frustrated. I let my Inner brat win that round.
So I read an article on dealing with stress, and printed it to my desk top so I have it on hand to read and hold onto if I get there again.
I created a play list of relaxing music.
I have a stash of books to read
I will take 5 minutes and give myself a facial massage.
And if I am tired, I will go to bed, even if it is 2 in the afternoon. I am adding to this list as I think of things that are relaxing.
Todays Spark Coach discussed NEAT vs. Exercise I need to think on this one. I am pretty sedentary. I joined a challenge to FIND 10, and haven't developed any consistency with that, which again is causing some stress. So I think that I need to postpone this challenge for the time being. Right now the most important thing is staying smoke free, and not gaining weight in the process. Anything above and beyond that is a gift.