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Day 63 - What do I feel

• Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction..
• Do the “I feel, because of” exercise and come up with several more emotion words.
• Choose the emotion that’s most accurate, then write a plan for managing that emotion without reaching for food.


I don't feel like reaching for food any more for most strong emotions, that is 100DWL and Beck Trek progress


On the last round, I delved into some things that prompted strong emotions and actually resolved the negative feelings and don't feel negativity for those events any more. That was great to use this thread as a sounding board and reach a resolution. I now have a situation that is prompting a strong emotional reaction, but it isn't making me feel like reaching for food, I am able to contain the negative feelings. However, I may return to detail this situation to help me better manage my emotions and actions regarding this situation. In a nutshell, it regards my 73yo brother, who thinks the current pandemic is not a big deal, is going around in public every day, is smirking at what he perceives as others panicking, is feeling smug that he is not panicking, and plus he lives in an private home that houses other 3 other pensioners and provides home cooked meals and housekeeping services and his landlady has told him that she must comply with local health authority rules and will have to evict him if he continues to go out, which he sees as an over reaction and unreasonable condition.


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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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DAY #63 WHAT DO I FEEL?

This is what I wrote in our Chat Room this morning -


Yesterday -

I feel - - -

ALIVE
BUBBLY
CHARGED
DELIGHTED
ECSTATIC
ELATED
EXCITED
EXHILARATED
HAPPY
INSPIRED
JOYFUL
LIVELY

and TICKLED PINK

- - - because of the opportunity to meet Janet (THETROUT) for the first time for lunch and wonderful conversation! We got to spend 2 hours together chatting (at the recommended Social protocols) and it was not nearly enough time.

We came up with a plan and we are ready to rock April!

Sue

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Day 63 What do I feel?
The recent situation staying home until April 30 because I am 66 and have had pneumonia 3 times in the past year, and bronchitis 2 times
I feel discouraged because I miss my grandchildren
I feel at loose ends because staying at home and for longer was rather sudden
I feel unsure because although I am planning to retire in May I’d also planned on saving more money
I feel disappointed we couldn’t take our trip to Paris in April
I feel worried I’ll lose my physical stamina from not working 5.5 hrs physical labor
2. Emotion that bothers me most
Money uncertainty
Solution- make a budget for this month and stick to it.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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Day 63 – What do I feel?
Well one thing is for sure, I no longer feel conflicted as I did the last time I read this lesson!
I have made the move to a small home in town.

Someone asked what I miss and so far it’s the Stars at night, the morning sunrise and evening sunset. And the barn cat who greeted me every morning on the back step.

There are copious other feelings that I have today:
Happy - because of our kids who take good care so we stay as safe as possible
Content - because my husband finally made the move and is adjusting nicely
Scared - because there is so much we still need to get thru as a nation
Anxious - because selling our farm is on hold because of the Court House shut down
Grateful - because I can come here and think about and express how I feel

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Day 63 What do I feel? Tired of staying at home. Taking cold showers to wake up and forget about eating (I can drink water). Feeling better when I rest in dark cool basement.
Motivation improving! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAY #63 WHAT DO I FEEL? - ROUND 2

Rereading my last post for this lesson it seems I was clueless as to my emotions and how they affect my eating. This round I understand that connection better, but I am not at all good at taking the time to figure it all out. AND, I need to remember that emotions can come in layers. How brilliant is that! I love this lesson. It gives me something concrete that I can dig my teeth in to. This exercise can be used over and over and over on any given day.

I FEEL _ _ _ _ _ BECAUSE OF _ _ _ _ _.

ID A RECENT ISSUE/SITUATION THAT PROMPTED A STRONG EMOTIONAL REACTION:

Here is just one example from my day this past Tuesday. DD had asked us to watch the GKs for 2 days until Summer Day Care started. We like spending time with our GKs, but this couldn't have been a worse time as I was extremely busy with obligations that could not be canceled. On Tuesday there was a funeral for the mother of a friend of ours. Since I am the "church" person in our family it was decided that I would go and DH would stay with the GKS. The plan for them on this day was a movie and a special play area called The Imagination Station. With memories of lost loved ones, funerals are never easy.

DO THE "I FEEL, BECAUSE OF" EXERCISE:

- I feel SAD because of HOW HARD IT IS TO LOSE SOMEONE YOU LOVE.
- I feel ISOLATED because I DON'T KNOW A SINGLE OTHER PERSON AT THIS FUNERAL.
- I feel IRRITATED because I REALLY DISLIKE IT WHEN PEOPLE USE THE SANCTUARY AS
A PLACE FOR SOCIAL CHIT-CHAT; SO DISRESPECTFUL!
- I feel DISAPPOINTED because I AM MISSING OUT ON A FUN TIME WITH OUR GKs.
- I feel DEFEATED because THE LUNCHEON HAS NO HEALTHY FOOD OPTIONS.

CHOOSE THE EMOTION THAT'S MOST ACCURATE AND WRITE A PLAN FOR MANAGING IT WITHOUT REACHING FOR FOOD:

It is hard to just pick one emotion, but after digging through all of these to the bottom layer I am going to have to say I mostly felt DEFEATED by the time lunch was served. I actually made the best food choices I could and passed up many of the options until it came to the desert. Even then I picked the "lightest" desert of Apple Cinnamon cake without all the frosting.

NOTE TO SELF - REMEMBER: deserts are your kryptonite! Desert will NOT take away this feeling.



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Day 63 What do I feel?

Take a blank page of paper and draw a line down the middle from top to bottom. On the left side, write the words, I feel, and on the right side write, because of. Choose a situation or event to explore and in the left column, write a word to describe how you feel about it. Then in the right column, add a reason or issue that prompted the emotion.

Today

• Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction..
• Do the “I feel, because of” exercise and come up with several more emotion words.
• Choose the emotion that’s most accurate, then write a plan for managing that emotion without reaching for food.

• Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction.

One Sunday when we were at family brunch, me, DH, DD, her fiance, my daughter-in-law, DD got really angry at me when I didn't understand what she was trying to say, she thought it was obvious, I thought it didn't make sense. Instead of filling in the logic gap, she got angry and yelled at me. Finally her fiance filled in the missing information piece and then I understood.

DD - Dad, when do you get an upgrade phone, my phone doesn't hold it's charge and I would like to have a new phone. ( We share a family phone plan). I don't want the next model, I just want a phone that works.
Me - Your sister has a new phone from the last upgrade that she doesn't use because she likes the features of her older phone better.
DD - I don't want her phone, Dad when are you due for an upgrade?
Me - You don't want the next model and you need a new phone, why don't you get your sister's phone instead of waiting for an upgrade?
DD - I don't want her phone
Me - You said you don't want the next model, you can have her phone, which is the same model as yours, you can have it now instead of waiting for the upgrade.
DD - ( Ignores me ) Dad, when do you get an upgrade
Me - (I repeat) You said you don't want the next model, you can have her phone, which isn't the next model, you can have it now instead of waiting for the upgrade.
DD - ( Gets angry, face gets red, glares at me)
DD's fiance - (Explains to me, what my DD thought was obvious but I didn't know) An upgrade doesn't mean the next model of phone, it just means you have enough points to get a new phone.

Later in conversation with my son, who wasn't there but his wife was, and she talked to him about it and he heard my side, he said - Maybe DD didn't want her sister's phone because she is the youngest and doesn't want another hand-me-down. Plus her sister lives 100k away from us and it would take time and effort to get her phone. If Dad already was due for an upgrade, it would be the best solution to take that.

This routinely happens between DD and myself, she doesn't explain the whole situation if I ask, she thinks I should already know, I feel angry and disrespected when she behaves that way. I feel like slapping her face and like not doing anything nice or nurturing for her, and leaving her alone as if she is not my DD, she is just another person I happen to work with. She is the DD who is working on the farm with us.

In conclusion to that situation, we were eligible for an upgrade and DD got a new phone, not her sister's phone.


• Do the “I feel, because of” exercise and come up with several more emotion words.

I feel angry that she doesn't explain to me the whole situation and expects me to know something I don't know and she does and she hasn't already told me
- I feel more angry when I think if it were someone else, she would be more respectful and patient
- I feel sad that I don't have a better relationship with this DD, and I feel I do have a good relationship with her sister and her brother
- I feel dismayed that I haven't been able to resolve this communication issue with DD yet, so similar situations like this are likely to happen again
- I feel she doesn't hear me when I try to tell her my side of the story and how I feel about it and how I wish for an improvement but she would like to ignore it like it happened, lets not talk about it, it is past
- I feel I am right and she is wrong
- I feel like I am doing a lot of giving and she is not caring



• Choose the emotion that’s most accurate, then write a plan for managing that emotion without reaching for food.

Frustrated
- I can stave off reaching for food most of the time when this happens, sometimes it does soothe me temporarily.
I guess the most frustrating thing about this scenario is that I haven't figured out a solution yet, so I don't know when it is going to happen again and it is going to be unpleasant when it does happen = DD with-holding information and me acting on what I know with lack of information and DD getting angry and me feeling stupid,angry and disrespected but also feeling like this whole thing could have been avoided if DD would be a better communicator and not so hard on me and I am more in the right than she is.

DS did mention, when I see DD is getting angry, I should stop pressing the issue,don't keep looking for an answer, which DD obviously isn't going to give me. I said, you mean I should cave in to her if she gets angry? He said, don't see it as caving in, see it as a different approach. Just try it for a while, maybe she will soften her position if she sees a change in how you respond to her. So I will try that. I expect she sees I am getting angry too, even if I am not shouting at her. No one likes to deal with anger.
DS also said he thinks I have a better relationship with him and other DD because they don't live at or close to home, they have learned more about getting along with other people, ( he kind of implied they have lived more independently and learned to separate from us parents) while DD has mostly lived and worked on the farm with us, except for one semester at a university in another province and a couple of summer jobs.


Edit after looking at other posts

While this specific situation did not make me feel like eating, it is an accumulation of negative emotional situations that add up sometimes to make us feel pulled towards eating something that soothes us but is not good for our weight and fitness management plan

from FunLoven

Many times I have not been able to make the correlation because I have never associated my poor eating behaviors with my emotions. It's as if I always thought there was some mysterious external force that was using it's black magic to make me eat things I hadn't planned on eating!

I also like these from Young-at-Heart







Edited by: JUNEPA at: 6/12/2019 (17:57)
June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Day 63 - What do I feel?



Take a blank page of paper and draw a line down the middle from top to bottom. On the left side, write the words, I feel, and on the right side write, because of. Choose a situation or event to explore and in the left column, write a word to describe how you feel about it. Then in the right column, add a reason or issue that prompted the emotion.

Today

• Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction..

I FEEL SCARED - BECAUSE OF FEAR OF INJURY

While walking my dog this morning, there was the typical morning traffic of people driving to work. Suddenly a big dog appeared running loose in the neighborhood. This is unusual since everyone walks their dogs on leash. As it got closer, it set off my dog in a frenzy of barking and wild frantic pulling that scared me because I was afraid of injury and what could happen. I picked up my dog to settle her down. The other dog then ran off. I had feelings I wanted to catch and help the loose dog, but that was difficult because first I needed to handle and calm down my own dog. Later, after the dog was gone, I had some worried guilt feelings about what if the dog was hit by a car while crossing the road and I had done nothing to help it.

• Do the “I feel, because of” exercise and come up with several more emotion words.

These were my feelings later that morning:

Relieved...nothing bad happened with the strange dog
Happy...my tasks for today are manageable and “I can do it!” and I feel good
Kind...it’s a beautiful day and I feel very good and positive with lots to give
Confident...Took pet to groomer instead of bathing him myself because of my back pain
Loving...my heart is full and I feel love is freely flowing
Rushed...finished morning routine and needed to rush to grooming appointment
Impatient...just a little, as I wait for 1 hour for groomer to finish pet’s bath
Hungry...because of being rushed I missed breakfast...not even a cup of tea!
Relaxed...settling down now as I begin to work, thinking, and writing this



• Choose the emotion that’s most accurate, then write a plan for managing that emotion without reaching for food.

Rushed - I like to plan things ahead of time and allow enough time so I do not need to feel rushed. It’s funny, but while feeling this emotion, eating is not an issue because there is no time for eating. But, after things settle down, that’s the problem part. I need to keep my nutrition planner handy and pre-plan my food so I stay within my calorie range.





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The worst thing to be without--hope.
The most effective sleeping pill--peace of mind.
The main reason my past diets failed--lack of motivation.
The greatest "shot in the arm"-- encouragement.


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Day 63 What do I feel?
When I don't sleep enough, my feelings are easily hurt.
Solution : write in journal, bed time routine, sleep
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Day 63 What do I feel?
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Edited by: MAWMAW101 at: 5/30/2019 (07:27)
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There are definitely people it's just not worth trying to reason with.

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What do I feel? What do I really feel?

Annoyed.

No, the truth is that there are some people that are related to me that I'm really angry with. It's a blessing that I rarely have to spend time with them anymore. I feel like I've choked down my feelings most of my life.

I might come across as aloof and icy, but the truth is that I am extremely emotionally sensitive and things cut deeply.

These are aggressive and out spoken people that I'm talking about. I've kept my mouth shut because I intuitively know that there would be no gain in trying to have a discussion about my feelings.

There are some people that a person can't resolve things with. They wouldn't listen. They wouldn't hear. They wouldn't understand. They wouldn't care. And these are well educated and so-called "smart" people who had full careers in the helping professions.

I hate confrontation and arguments. These people would likely relish the opportunity to rip on me. They would see it as a show of strength on their part.

So.

I feel like many words are 'stuck in my craw'.

I feel angry that I've allowed them to say certain things to me without responding.

At the same time, I think that there are times when there is more strength in being silent than in voicing thoughts to certain people that we meet along the journey.

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I feel.........................because

Calm ............ I've been for a run & can feel the benefit of cardio exercise
Tired ............ I've been for a run & feel nicely worn out
Thirsty........... I've been for a run & need to hydrate
Achy..............I haven't done my stretches and foam roller yet
Empty............running was the most exciting thing I had planned

So - I can see quite clearly that I am not going to feel better by eating a second breakfast!

I need to have another glass of water, do my stretches and foam rollering. Then get showered and dressed and do the next thing on my to-do list.
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100 More DWL, Day 63 What do I feel?

Yesterday my scales were too high, at top of my WI range and I so chose not to go. I was REALLY DISAPPOINTED and kept saying it to myself! I knew I needed to stay strong and keep on track, however by end of day I ate too much! So now feeling cross with myself.
Today I am going with my Sister in Law to take my Mother in Law to a hospital appointment, feeling nervous but have to be 'brave' (she's not my favourite person) but emoticon whatever I am feeling!
I feel Happy, the trip went well, very Happy that the antibiotics I got for my MiL last week meant her eyes were perfect for the Injection đź‘Ť

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100 More DWL, Day 63 What do I feel?

Take a blank page of paper and draw a line down the middle from top to bottom. On the left side, write the words, I feel, and on the right side write, because of. Choose a situation or event to explore and in the left column, write a word to describe how you feel about it. Then in the right column, add a reason or issue that prompted the emotion.

Today

• Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction..
• Do the “I feel, because of” exercise and come up with several more emotion words.
• Choose the emotion that’s most accurate, then write a plan for managing that emotion without reaching for food.

I feel concerned because I visited the doctor today and need to have multiple blood tests done. He thinks I have anemia. I will not deny that I worried a little, only a little.

Fortunately, I've just been feeling what I need to feel, when I need to feel it and not reaching for food. Small victories. Sometimes BIG victories.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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Day #63 What Do I Feel?

This is such a loaded and difficult topic that it stopped me dead in my tracks. I am now several days behind on our lessons.

Emotions are much more complicated then the three basics: mad, sad, and glad! So many times I find myself asking (after I have had a binge of sorts) - Now why did I do that? What was THAT all about?

Many times I have not been able to make the correlation because I have never associated my poor eating behaviors with my emotions. It's as if I always thought there was some mysterious external force that was using it's black magic to make me eat things I hadn't planned on eating! Well, not really. I live in a more realistic world than that. I know it is me making the poor choices, but it frequently feels like an out-of-body experience when I try and figure out the "why" of my behavior.

We have been given a wonderful list from Linda's book "Life Is Hard, Food Is Easy" to help us identify our emotions. I have the list printed and today's lesson dog-eared. I think this will be one of the most important lessons in my weight-loss journey.

Linda tells us that the more specific we can be, the greater our chance of doing something about our feelings instead of using food to appease them.

Now, all I have to do is identify what I am feeling BEFORE I stick the food in my mouth!


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Wow you are your very own neighborhood watch and anyone would love to have you as a neighbor. Great job

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Oh dear! Poor Susan, poor Houdini! I hope you can find a safe way for Houdini to cope with thunderstorms.

Pat, I am glad this is one of the teams you decided to stay with.

Wanda - you are providing us so with a sparking example of how to deal with your tough health challenge.

Me? Well I am finding this stuff hard. I am comfortably numb!!!!


• Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction..

I just witnessed a man trying to break into a house opposite me. Using a plastic card to work on the Yale lock. His female accomplice saw me with my camera and they moved off.

• Do the “I feel, because of” exercise and come up with several more emotion words.

I feel shocked because it was an emergency and I did not know quite how to respond.
I feel afraid, helpless, insecure, uncomfortable, tense, isolated, weak.


• Choose the emotion that’s most accurate, then write a plan for managing that emotion without reaching for food.

I think FEARFUL is the most accurate.

I took the best action of emailing the non-urgent police reporting service. I took photos.
I took some Rescue Remedy for the shock & fear.
I have the radio on.
I am going to do some sewing and get absorbed in something.

PS I actually did some cardio exercise instead - feel much better!


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Day 63 - What do I feel?

Today, as on many days lately, I feel angry and disappointed that my body has let me down!
I know that is probably irrational but through all my life I have been pretty healthy, even when I was greatly overweight. Illnesses or injuries I've had could always be fixed....but now...it just isn't that way. There is no fix...so far just medication that doesn't do much and side effects of that....

I'm okay though; I know this is a natural reaction to a serious diagnosis. I have Myasthenia Gravis; I will master the learning curve; I will find exercise that my body can tolerate; I will learn more about an autoimmune strengthening diet....and I will continue to work toward my Spark goals.

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Day 63 what do I feel
I feel discouraged, let down, disappointed, betrayal, rejected, defeated
I again deleted all my blogs and the talk with my husband to delete more teams. I joined in April, and came to this conclusion in May, tried again but same conclusion
Instead of food identifying claiming and naming my anger. Obviously my computer time does nothing for my weight loss so will spend more time moving again

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Day 63 What do I feel?


Starting Weight: 6/30/18: 223
Week 1 - 07/07/2018: 228
Week 2 - 07/14/2018: 229
Week 3 - 07/21/2018: 232
Week 4 - 07/28/2018: 235
Week 5 - 08/04/2018: 235
Week 6 - 08/11/2018: 238
Week 7 - 08/18/2018: 240
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Well yesterday I ate food on my no list several times.......this morning the scale told me I gained weight. How do I feel? Disappointed in myself, discouraged that I didn’t have will power. What can I do now? Today is a new day and I am making smart choices and I am going for a long walk. I won’t let yesterday stop me.

One day at a time!


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I feel chastised after Tom's complaint about me turning Houdini into a spoiled brat.

Houdini is our largest of the 3 cats, and is terrified of thunderstorms. When I adopted him at the shelter 5 years ago his tag on his cage said he had been found roaming the streets. I can only imagine what storms might have been like for an outdoor kitten at the time.

When it storms he wants to be held and burrow under the blankets. Apparently last night his burrowing touched a sore spot on Tom.

Houdini is now in the living room with me, the bedroom door is closed so Tom can get some alone time with his pillow.

Really, it's a cat. I have no problem with keeping the bedroom door closed ALL the time. It's a silly thing to be angry about.

So instead of eating, I am Sparktiming, then I'm getting dressed in a bit and heading out to run some errands.



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Day 63 What do I feel?

Take a blank page of paper and draw a line down the middle from top to bottom. On the left side, write the words, I feel, and on the right side write, because of. Choose a situation or event to explore and in the left column, write a word to describe how you feel about it. Then in the right column, add a reason or issue that prompted the emotion.

Today

• Identify a recent issue or situation that prompted a strong emotional reaction..
• Do the “I feel, because of” exercise and come up with several more emotion words.
• Choose the emotion that’s most accurate, then write a plan for managing that emotion without reaching for food.

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